HVACR Online Education

Online education courses today are designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional positions for many in-demand jobs. There are now many online certificate programs such as Allied Health, Computer-Internet, Business, and Construction industries. There are also programs and courses for the Heating, Ventilating, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) industry.

The value of these online courses is the typical open enrollment that includes everything students need, including trained instructors to mentor progress. Students typically are amazed at the quality as well as the convenience provided by these delivery systems.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts excellent job prospects for HVAC technicians in the next several years. While no career training program can guarantee a job, the BLS reports that employers prefer to hire those who have completed technical training or a formal apprenticeship. Many online education sources meet these needs.

Unlike on-the-job training, which trains you for only what a specific employer needs and does, many sources provides online HVACR courses that cover all the aspects of theory, installation, maintenance, and repair. They typically address all the various types of systems available as well. These programs are designed to prepare learners using an online, mentor facilitated, self-paced environment for entry-level positions in the HVACR industry, continuing education for upgrading skills, or becoming certified or licensed (NATE, etc.). Many programs also offer an online-only format which makes it convenient anywhere in the world for more seasoned HVAC/R professionals.

Each course is broken down into modules that mix text reading assignments, Web site tours, applied exercises, online quizzes, industry terminology definitions, video clips, animations, images and handouts. Students learn the skills they need to succeed. They cover all the topics associated with refrigeration and air conditioning technology. When they complete the training, they become trained HVACR technicians, and have plenty of career options. They can work for an HVACR contractor, or find various other fields that involve HVACR. Many will start their own HVACR installation and repair businesses.

Demand for HVACR technicians with the right HVACR training is predicted to increase 22% by the end of the decade. Demand for educated and skilled HVACR technicians will undoubtedly increase as homeowners and businesses install new systems and attempt to keep existing systems working correctly.

Phillip A. Rains