Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning


HVAC Program Overview

Without modern climate control technology, life in many of the far northern and southern states would be, during many parts of the year, virtually unbearable.

Fortunately, there is an assortment of heating, air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC) tools available to keep people comfortable and productive. Installing, maintaining and repairing these vital quality-of-life systems is the job of the HVAC technician.

At Altierus, you can train to become a professional HVAC technician in just about a year. Here you'll learn about common mechanical, electrical, and electronic components such as motors, compressors, fans, switches and thermostats. You'll also have an opportunity to learn design, HVAC theory, electronics and equipment construction.

You'll learn in a modern workshop setting using real tools of the trade. Your instructors will be HVAC professionals who know what skills today's employers demand.

When you graduate from Altierus, you'll be qualified for entry-level positions working for construction companies, private contractors and HVAC installation and service specialists.

Note: Program schedules and availability vary by campus.

HVAC Courses

Our HVAC technician courses are designed to have you ready to work on most residential and commercial climate control systems right out of school. Through a combination of traditional classroom lectures and direct hands-on training using modern tools of the trade, you can get a solid working knowledge of how today's heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems operate. This knowledge can make you a valuable asset to contractors and HVAC specialty companies in your area.

Topics you will cover in our HVAC program include:

Note: This HVAC program description is not necessarily reflective of every HVAC program offered across all Altierus campuses. This is a summary of general topics learned within most schools. Please check your campus catalog for specific details about what is taught in the HVAC program near you.

HVAC Careers

As a graduate of our Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician career training program, you can be qualified to compete for entry-level positions with HVAC service companies, contracting firms, HVAC equipment dealers and similar employers.

Specific positions you might apply for include:

Depending on your interests, you may choose to focus your attention on residential work. This involves installing, inspecting, maintaining, repairing and replacing HVAC systems in single-family homes, townhomes and apartment buildings.

Or you may choose to concentrate on commercial work. In this case, you'd work mostly in office buildings, medical facilities, stores, shopping centers, etc. Commercial HVAC tends to be more complex and more demanding than residential work.

Finally, after you've had some experience with either residential or commercial systems, you might like to try your hand at industrial HVAC. This would have you working in large-scale facilities like factories and refineries. Many such facilities have HVAC technicians as permanent members of their staffs.

Note: Program availability, version and schedules vary by campus. Please check your campus catalog for specific details about which HVAC programs are available.

* Employment is not guaranteed. Your own hard work, professionalism, attitude, and other factors impact your employment opportunities and pay.

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Financial Aid


Financial Aid Available for Those Who Qualify

You can reach your educational goals and reduce student loan debt in a number of ways including institutional grants and scholarships. You are encouraged to use our resources as often as needed. These services are available at no additional cost and include:

Contact ECMC Solutions, loan counseling partner of Altierus, by phone at 1-877-331-3262 or visit our website to email or web chat: http://www.ecmcsolutions.org/.

Scholarships and Grants

The Zenith Student Grant is a multimillion-dollar institutional grant program awarded to students of Altierus and WyoTech schools owned by Zenith Education Group who demonstrate financial need.

This and other financial aid is available for those who qualify. Contact a representative by phone at (888) 223-8556 or click here to learn more.

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Altierus is part of Zenith Education Group, a non-profit career education system with 24 campuses nationwide. As a non-profit, we reinvest in the student experience. Since 2015, we've invested millions of dollars in grants, scholarships, and facility enhancements.

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* Employment is not guaranteed. Your own hard work, professionalism, attitude, and other factors impact your employment opportunities and pay.
**Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Important Consumer Information and Disclosures


FL - Tampa

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Tampa Program Disclosures.

MI - Southfield

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Southfield Program Disclosures.

TX - Arlington (Mid Cities)

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Arlington (Mid Cities) Program Disclosures.

TX - Austin

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Austin Program Disclosures.

TX - Houston Bissonnet

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Houston Bissonnet Program Disclosures.

TX - San Antonio

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the San Antonio Program Disclosures.

VA - Chesapeake

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Chesapeake Program Disclosures.

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