The premier accrediting agency for HVAC training programs is the National Center for Construction Education and Research, 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 at least one accreditation.
Smaller class sizes are also important, which means you will receive personalized attention from the program teachers. A good HVAC college will also have an onsite science lab with modern equipment. Before enrolling make sure you visit and explore the campus and get a feel for the place, the teaching areas, the facilities available and talk to the teachers, if they are available. You should also find out whether they allow any flexibility in organizing classes for students with external jobs, and how you might go about procuring financial aid, if required.
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