More and more people are looking for alternative careers that will give them economic stability as well as growth in the chosen field. Jobs like massage therapy, nursing assistants and transcriptionists have enjoyed growth in recent years, but none like HVAC technicians which is a fast-growing field of professionals dealing with HVAC machines.
To become a HVAC technician, a prospective professional must undergo training at any approved facility in the state of Illinois. They can be in technical colleges, universities or even career institutes. HVAC training lasts for about two years—shorter, depending on a student’s pacing and the extensiveness of the curriculum provided by the school.
The HVAC training hours are composed of lecture hours and training hours. Lecture hours will cover all the basics of HVAC, from theory, installation, maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, to blueprint reading, manual reading and basic engineering. Successfully graduating with a HVAC technician certificate means having in-depth knowledge of the machinery, how it works, and how best to help it reach maximum efficiency.
For interested students, there are a number of schools in the state offering certificate and associate degrees in HVAC. Online schools are also available for those who need the luxury of a flexible schedule. For students who opt to go to traditional school for HVAC training, schools may also assist in helping their students with the exams and testing administered for licensing and certification to be able to work legally as a HVAC technician in Illinois.
College of Dupage
22nd St & Lambert Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
College of Dupage has two locations within Illinois. It has four HVAC degrees available for its students which coe from a broad variety of backgrounds. Choose between HVACR Service Technician – Associate in Applied Sciences , Stationary Operator Certificate and Service Technician Certificate courses.
Environmental Technical Institute
1101 W. Thorndale Avenue, Itasca, IL 60143
ETI offers a 12-month HVAC program for working students or career changers that can be completed via night classes. This is great news for people looking to take HVAC as a shift in career.