If you’re a mechanically inclined individual who is looking for an exciting and challenging career opportunity, the online HVAC Technician training program offered by Vista College may be for you. Our program covers the basics of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration installation, maintenance and repair. Successful completion of our program will prepare you for entry-level employment as a technician or enhance your skills if you are already working in the field.
One-of-a-Kind Training Experience That Can Lead to Certification
The Vista College HVAC Technician program is the only online certificate course of its kind dedicated to comprehensive HVACR training. Offered in conjunction with HVACReducation.net, our program can prepare you to pass the examinations that can lead to several highly valued industry certifications including:
- NATE (North American Technician Excellence) Service-level certifications
- EPA Refrigerant Handlers Certification
- Industry Competency Exams in Residential HVAC or Light Commercial HVAC
- Entry-level local gas fitters exam and/or fuel oil license exam that is required in certain local areas
Certification may be a requirement to work for some HVACR contractors and other employers. It can also give you a competitive advantage when pursuing more lucrative career opportunities.
Comprehensive Training Covering All Aspects of the HVACR Job Function
Our 320-hour training program is divided into 16 sections, with sections consisting of six easy-to-follow modules. The modules are designed to cover the HVACR concepts that have been deemed essential by leading HVACR industry groups. The training methodology includes a combination of written materials, videos, animations and website tours to facilitate the learning process. Practice exercises are included that enable you to apply what you’ve learned. Section quizzes are also available so you can assess your level of understanding and identify areas of potential weaknesses. The training materials include competency check-off sheets for each section so you can verify each new skill you acquire along the way.
Preparing for the HVAC Technician Course
The Vista College HVAC Technician program is intended for anyone who is committed to pursuing a career in HVACR or wants to improve their current skill set. To access the course materials, you will need a Web-enabled PC with Windows 98, 2000, Vista or XP, or a Mac equipped with the Macintosh OS 10.3 or most recent version. PC users will also need the IE 6 Web browser (SP 2 or most recent version) or higher version or Mozilla Firefox 1.5 (most recent version). Mac machines must be equipped with Firefox 1.5 or later version.
A Convenient and Cost-Effective Learning Experience
Our online HVAC Technician program allows you to study at a time and place that is most convenient for you. The 24/7 access makes it easy to fit learning into your busy lifestyle. The self-directed nature of the program enables you to study at a comfortable pace, without the pressure of a classroom environment. The course is administered by an experienced instructor who has a wealth of hands-on HVACR industry experience and is eager to pass on his knowledge to you. You will have 60 days to complete each section of the program. If you need additional time, a one-month extension is available at a cost of $60 per section, while a two-month extension is available for $90.