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HVAC Online Trade Schools

by Jessica Ring

HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) is the technology of indoor comfort and heating. HVAC technicians work primarily on air conditioners and furnaces in homes and businesses. Technicians attend six months to four years of classes for training, with an additional two years of supervised apprenticeship to become fully certified. If you are currently working another job or cannot find an HVAC training school near you, online classes are an alternative.

Ashworth College Career Diploma

Ashworth College is an online school that offers a career diploma in heating and air conditioning. The course consists of 13 lessons and can be completed in as little as six months. The program covers working with gas and oil, troubleshooting faulty valves, soldering techniques, and adjusting refrigerant levels. Once the online HVAC training is completed, graduates are eligible to take the EPA Section 608 certification exam.

Penn Foster HVAC Training Certification

Penn Foster Career School offers an HVAC certification in as little as five months. The program is divided into eight units and students work at their own pace. Penn Foster's program offers training in residential systems, commercial refrigeration systems, electrical systems, and lithium bromide absorption systems. Students receive an EPA certification test voucher and an exam preparation manual upon completion of the program.

ed2go HVAC Techician

Online career training company ed2go offers an HVAC certification program online. Ed2go works in conjunction with HVACReducation.net to offer a unique and comprehensive training program. The HVAC Technician Online Training Program is broken up into 16 modules, and students are allowed a maximum of 60 days to complete each module. The program works best with hands-on training with a local contractor to verify and complete check-off sheets for required skills.

ASHRAE Self-Paced Online HVAC Training

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, or ASHRAE, is a building technology society that offers a number of eLearning courses in the field of heating, ventilation and air conditioning. ASHARE is best for technicians already working in the field who wish to expand their field of expertise or who wish to stay updated on current practices and technologies. ASHRAE offers both self-directed courses and group-led courses with an instructor. You will receive a certificate and continuing education credits for each completed course.

About the Author

Jessica Ring began writing and editing professionally in 2006 for "The Voice," her university's collegiate newspaper. She is a certified English teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in communication and English literature. She is currently in the process of obtaining her master's degree in education.

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