HVAC Faqs

What is the definition of HVAC? +

HVAC stands for: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning.

How to Become an HVAC Technician +

  • Earn your high school diploma or GED.
  • Attend a program like CTI for complete technical/trade training.
  • Get your EPA 608 Certification.
  • Other States Than Alabama may vary in their requirements.

Why Become an HVAC Technician +

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the HVAC field will experience growth of 14% during the years from 2014-2024. This will add as many as 39,600 new jobs in just 10 years. Experienced HVAC techs will be in great demand, which means job security and a growing salary ($46,000 to $67,000 per year).

Does an HVAC tech need to be certified? +

If you are going to be handing refrigerant, you are required to be EPA Section 608 certified.

What minimal education should an HVAC technician have? +

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • CTI Fast-Track program (EPA 608 Certification included).
  • A Solid Future plan for furthering their education.

What skills should HVAC technicians have? +

  • A Good understanding of math and science.
  • EPA 608 certification.
  • Hands on mechanical ability with all different types of tools
  • Understand wiring diagrams, piping diagrams and building plans.

How long is a typical HVAC apprenticeship? +

Different programs vary from 3-5 years. The CTI Fast-track program can provide certification within 60 days.

What is the difference Between Certification and Licensing? +

Your license proves you’ve successfully completed the training offered by the trade school or community college you attended. It indicates you have the basic knowledge and skills to do the job as an HVAC technician. You’ll still need to continue on with certifications beyond the license. These certifications prove that you’ve obtained specialized knowledge.

What is a typical day for an HVAC technicians? +

Typically works at least 8 hours a day, during normal working hours (depending on the season). During extreme cold or heat you will typically work many overtime hours, including nights and weekends.

Where is the greatest demand for HVAC techs? +

These states currently have the highest demand for new technicians: Maine, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama and Louisiana.

What about “Travel & Lodging” while attending (CTI) Champion Technician Institute Inc.? +

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HVAC Courses

Once you complete our program you will be an EPA Certified HVAC Technician, which are also known as HVAC Mechanics or HVAC Installers

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Fast Track

This is a “Fast-Track Program” designed to fulfill what I see as a gap in the HVAC industry. We need qualified technicians in the marketplace today, not a year from today.

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Hands-On Training

With the help of over 20 Individually specialized repair stations, we can ensure an in depth “Hands-On Approach” to accomplish our goal.