The premier accrediting agency for HVAC training programs is the National Center for Construction Education and Research, 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 need to select that has a minimum of at least one accreditation.
Smaller class sizes are also important, which means you will receive one on one help from the instructors. The best colleges teaching HVAC courses will also have an onsite science laboratory with modern equipment. Visit the campus and get a feel of the place, the instruction rooms, the overall facilities offered and talk to the teachers, if possible. Also find out whether there is any flexibility in organizing classes for students with external jobs, and how you should go about researching financial aid, if you might need it.
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