“You don’t know what you have until it’s gone.” The old adage can be used in all areas of life: relationships, finances, lifestyle, comforts. So, why not use it in heating, ventilation and air conditioning?
“Most people take their comfort in a building or house for granted until something goes wrong,” states this educational video. “Only then do they realize that they depend on HVAC technicians to keep them cool in summer and warm in winter.”
In January, NCE in Citrus Heights, California, offered the first set of courses in our new HVAC Technician Program, and we are not looking back. We understand the importance of training skilled HVAC technicians to provide services for a variety of refrigeration, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning needs. And despite the fact that we might just take these daily comforts for granted, we know we depend on these technicians when that problem does arise.
Some of you reading are already enrolled in our HVAC Technician Program, learning the technical skills expected in this feld. The rest of you are still unsure. Either way, this video will give you an overview of what to expect when wanting to be an HVAC technician.
As reflected in the video, many don’t realize the complex systems of pipes, coils, ducts, fans, compressors and machines that HVAC technicians know well to complete a variety of jobs ranging from plumbing and electrical work to refrigeration and air conditioning specializations. To be good at this job, the video states that one must learn and demonstrate the following additional skills:
- Work well with your hands
- Follow blue-prints and/or manufacturer's installation instructions
- Complete technical school/apprenticeship training
- Learn of the skills of complex computerized equipment
- Be quick and efficient
- Understand today’s energy efficiency standards
So you are interested in becoming an HVAC technician? Then, it is good to know that much is expected of you when entering this career field. Yet, we here at NCE are there for you every step of the way. We have excellent resources in getting started, including a “Career Training Readiness Quiz” and an awesome group of administrative assistants available to answer any of your questions. We have tutoring and career counseling services to help you during your training. And we are committed to helping you outline and find job opportunities once you have completed our program.
Once again, we understand that the comforts of heating, ventilation and air conditioning can be taken for granted. Therefore, we want to be the ones to prepare you for this fast-paced, on-demand and rewarding job as an HVAC technician.