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What is the HVAC Career Path?

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D107
D107 Member Posts: 1,852
edited December 2019 in THE MAIN WALL
Saw this ad on the subway last night for the Long Island City branch of Apex Technical School. They seem to list everything but Heating: Automotive, Autobody, AC, Refrigeration, Welding, Electrical, Construction, Plumbing and Pipe Fitting. Is HVAC assumed to be under Appliance/Controls under AC/Refrigeration? I would think "HVAC" would be listed in any ad from a top-notch school. Seems that HVAC is being undersold; makes me wonder if technical schools are a major path for HVAC careers nationally.


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  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,622
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    might be under plumbing. why not call and ask them
    D107
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 5,735
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    Gas heating systems are mentioned in the text here. Not sure why it’s not in the bullet point summary

    https://apexschool.com/air-conditioning-and-refrigeration/
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    D107
  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,646
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    They want to be out in the cold!
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
    D107
  • D107
    D107 Member Posts: 1,852
    edited December 2019
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    I think I will re-title this post. 'What is the learning and entry path into HVAC?' I gather that there is quite a need for adequately trained HVAC technicians nationwide. I wonder if there is a list of training schools/facilities for HVAC. I know Dan and Erin have always promoted Tim Mcelwain's classes; apprenticeship may still be the primary HVAC gateway but it just surprised me when I saw the Apex ad which never mentioned HVAC. I may actually give them a call just to see what they think. It may well be that they perceive that there are not as many students in heating per se compared to AC, refrigeration, etc.