HVAC Training Program

Dorsey School's HVAC Training ProgramStudents enrolled in our HVAC Training Program at Dorsey Schools will study maintenance, inspection, troubleshooting and the repair of related equipment. What does HVAC mean? HVAC stands for Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning. In this comprehensive program, which provides the opportunity to learn through class work and an externship, students can gain knowledge of the practicalities and technicalities of cooling and heating systems.

The curriculum covers workplace skills and the HVAC basics, including electricity, home heating systems, refrigeration, central heat and air units, as well as residential and commercial systems. Additionally, blueprinting, system design, and the now topical environmentally-friendly practices of weatherization and sustainability are taught. Students prepare for EPA Universal Certification. No prior experience in this field is required to enroll in our HVAC training program, just the desire to learn.

What Do HVAC Technicians Do?

  • Install and maintain heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems
  • Perform general and preventative maintenance on central heating and air units
  • Calibrate thermostats
  • Change filters
  • Repair motors
  • Service home heating systems
  • Order supplies and equipment needed for HVAC maintenance or installation
  • Handle maintenance of tools and equipment
  • Replace faulty or expired parts in an HVAC system

HVAC Training includes:

  • A hands-on approach to instruction and learning in the classroom.
  • Fundamental education in HVAC basics, electricity, refrigeration, and residential and commercial systems.
  • During the course of the program, students will challenge the EPA Section 608 Type 2 Certification exam, which is generally required to work in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry. Dorsey Schools will pay the cost one time for students in this program to challenge this certification exam, contingent upon the student meeting Dorsey Schools exam preparation requirements.
  • An externship is included in the program allowing students to apply what they have learned throughout the program while gaining industry experience.

HVAC Systems Technician Career Outlook

HVAC technicians may enjoy stable employment in one of the Dorsey Schools' HVAC Training Programcountry’s most in-demand trades. Typical HVAC technician duties associated with these positions include installing, performing general and preventative maintenance on central heating and air units, servicing home heating systems, and troubleshooting heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.

HVAC jobs may be found in residential, commercial, construction, and industrial settings.

The tasks and duties that HVAC technicians perform include services such as maintenance, inspection, troubleshooting, repair and/or replacement of HVAC equipment.

According to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers (positions that can be filled by HVAC Systems Technician graduates) is projected to grow 14% from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.a In addition, according to the State of Michigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers (positions that can be filled by HVAC Systems Technician graduates) is projected to grow 15.6% from 2014 to 2024.b

The HVAC Systems Technician Diploma Program is offered at this Dorsey Schools campus location:

Enroll in the HVAC Training Program at Dorsey Schools today and get the career training you need to become a valued professional in the skilled trades field.

Graduates from Dorsey Schools have been employed by:

  • Bayside Home Improvement
  • C & C Heating and Cooling
  • DeAngelis Heating and Cooling
  • Dunrite Heating & Cooling
  • Expert H & C
  • Family Heating and Cooling
  • Sharon’s Heating and Cooling
  • Top Dog Building Maintenance
  • …and more!

To learn more about our HVAC Training Program at Dorsey Schools, call 888-422-1188, or contact us.

HVAC Systems Technician-Gainful Employment Disclosures

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aBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/heating-air-conditioning-and-refrigeration-mechanics-and-installers.htm (visited July 11, 2016).

bMichigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, Long-Term Occupational Employment Projections (2014-2024) Michigan Statewide, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (SOC Code: 49-9021), http://milmi.mt.gov/Portals/137/publications/projectionsdata/LongTerm_OccupationalProj_2024_MI.xlsx (visited July 11, 2016).