The most prominent accrediting agencies for HVAC training programs are the NCCEA, 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, because then you will receive personalized attention from the program teachers. A good HVAC college will also have an on college science lab with modern equipment. Visit the campus and get a feel for the place, the classroom, the overall facilities offered and talk to the faculty, if they are available. Also find out whether they allow any flexibility in organizing classes for employed students, and how you should go about procuring financial aid, if you might need it.
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