The premier accrediting agency for HVAC training programs are the NCCEA, which is the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration, HVAC Excellence, North American Technician Excellence and Research, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. You MUST select a college that has a minimum of at least one accreditation.
It is also important to try and find small class numbers, which means you will receive one on one tuition from the instructors. A good HVAC college will also have an onsite science lab with professional-grade tools. Visit the campus and get a feel of the place, the classroom, the facilities available and talk to the faculty, if possible. Also find out whether they allow any flexibility in scheduling classes for students with external jobs, and also how you could go about procuring financial aid, if required.
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