Skilled HVAC technicians can find career opportunities in a variety of industries, from manufacturing to refrigeration companies. With almost every building, from residential to commercial, needing heating and cooling to maintain a comfortable temperature, a career in HVAC can be a stable, rewarding one. The first step toward starting a career you enjoy is training. But if you have a full-time job, a busy home life, or just don’t have time to go to in-person classes, how can you get the hands-on training you need? That’s where a self-paced, online HVAC program can help!
How to become an HVACR technician
To become an HVACR technician, the first thing you need on your resume is a high school diploma or equivalent. From there, you’ll most often need to further your education with job-specific career training. Because the work technicians do has become even more specialized and in-depth over the years, having a foundational education can help you prepare to confidently use the skills you learn on the job. Your HVAC education should also help prepare you to sit for the EPA certification exam, which is required for all technicians who buy, handle, or work with refrigerants.
In Penn Foster’s flexible, online HVACR Technician Career Diploma, you’ll cover foundational skills like
- The fundamentals of HVACR
- Refrigeration systems
- Electrical systems
- Designing and installing HVAC systems
You’ll also have the opportunity to prepare and sit for the EPA exam, the cost of which is covered by your program tuition!
How can you learn hands-on skills in an online class?
Learning the foundational knowledge and skills that can be essential to starting an HVAC career around your own schedule sounds ideal. You don’t have to travel to classes, sacrifice hours at work, or juggle family life. But how are you supposed to learn the hands-on techniques needed for HVACR work from behind a computer screen?
Through visual guides, interactive animations, and demonstration videos, you’ll be able to learn, understand, and apply the skills you’re studying—right from home! Combined with exams after each lesson to test your knowledge, the engaging and up-to-date material can help you build your HVAC career confidence.
Take the next steps toward a career you love
Not only can a career in HVAC offer stability, it can pay well. The average salary for trained and licensed HVAC technicians was $48,730 in 2019! If you’re ready to take the next steps toward becoming an HVAC technician, or you want to learn more about how you can train for a hands-on career online, reach out to our expert Admissions Specialists at 1-888-427-6500.