Jobs like massage therapy, nursing assistants and transcriptionists have enjoyed growth in recent years thanks to the unexpected recession which forced Americans to look for alternative careers that will still help them stay financially stable. However, none have grown so much like the HVAC technicians who are part of a formidable workforce today.

To become a HVAC technician, an interested student must first undergo training which is mandatory in all states. They can enrol at 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 length of the program will also sometimes affect the tuition fee paid by the student for training.

HVAC curriculums put heavy focus on internship and on the job training. This is because lectures can only do so much. Students get to feel the demands of the job only if they are in the field and applying what they’ve learned in real-life situations. Thus, subjects like blueprint reading, manual reading, installation, repair and engineering do come in handy once the student is thrust into the real world.

There are many different schools in Maryland offering HVAC training with various specializations. Interested students can check out online and onsite schools to see which will meet their needs both schedule-wise and tuition-wise. The following schools may be a good place to start for those who are serious about this course as a full time career.

Chesapeake College
1000 College Circle
Wye Mills, MD 21679-0008

Chesapeake college offers HVAC courses at affordable tuition rates. Students can also enjoy it’s unparalleled record of graduates’ success rate as well as good facilities and an excellent faculty roster.

The Community College of Baltimore County
7201 Rossville Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21237

This community college is well-known for it’s technical courses that usually last about two years. Prospective HVAC students can enrol at this school located in Baltimore, and be assured that they are with a reputable institution.

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