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Top HVAC Training Schools in Tennessee

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC) is an engineering field dedicated to indoor and vehicular temperature and humidity regulation. HVAC technicians repair and maintain residential and commercial air conditioning and heating units, as well as industrial and commercial refrigeration systems. hvac training image1 An HVAC training program will teach students how to repair, maintain and troubleshoot all components of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration units, including electric motors, compressors, and pumps. Students will also learn the fundamentals of electrical engineering and circuitry. These courses will prepare students for the state’s licensing exams and the practical applications required in the field.

The cities in Tennessee with the largest concentration of HVAC schools are Memphis, Nashville, Shelbyville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Clarksville, with other training programs scattered around the state. Accreditation organizations in HVAC education include the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA) and HVAC Excellence.

How to Get Certified in Tennessee

In Tennessee, all HVAC technicians and contractors are required to be licensed through the Department of Commerce and Insurance’s Contractor Licensing Board. There are two exams that HVAC trainees must pass before gaining their certification, one in business and law and another in practical HVAC applications. Though the state does not require training from an accredited school to be certified, a prospective technician must complete an apprenticeship with a licensed HVAC contractor prior to testing. An accredited training school can place students in an apprenticeship and prepare them for the licensing exams.

Salaries for HVAC Technician Jobs in Tennessee

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the statewide average annual salary for HVAC technicians is $39,140, with Nashville as the leading metropolitan area for HVAC techs, where the annual salary for technicians is $42,630. The average annual salary for HVAC technicians in the Memphis metro area is $41,890, but in Knoxville, it is considerably lower at $36,200. The field is projected to grow by 21% nationally by 2022.

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HVAC Training Campuses in Tennessee

Ashworth College6625 The Corners Pkwy NW #500, Norcross, GA 30092
Chattanooga State Technical Community College4501 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406
Cleveland State Community CollegePO Box 3570, Cleveland, TN 37320
Fortis Institute2 Locations in Tennesse, Cookeville & Nashville, TN 37211
HVAC Career Training CenterMultiple Locations in Tennessee, Nashville, Knoxville, Clarksville, Memphis, Chattanooga, TN 37201 (Online Training)P.O. Box 77, Heron, MT 59844
Itawamba Community College-Tupelo Campus2176 S. Eason Blvd., Tupelo, MS 38804
Northeast State Technical Community CollegePO Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
Northwest Mississippi Community College4975 Hwy 51 N, Senatobia, MS 38668
Tennessee Technology Center2468 Technology Center, Jackson, TN 38301 NONE
Tennessee Technology CenterPO Box 427, Mc Kenzie, TN 38201
Tennessee Technology Center340 Washington Street, Newbern, TN 38059
Tennessee Technology Center1600 Hwy 51 South, Covington, TN 38019
Tennessee Technology Center3070 Hwy 64 W, Crump, TN 38327
Tennessee Technology Center426 Hwy 91, Elizabethton, TN 00000
Tennessee Technology Center910 N. Miller Avenue, Crossville, TN 38555
Tennessee Technology Center550 Alabama Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105
Tennessee Technology Center1685 Hwy 64, Whiteville, TN 38075
Tennessee Technology Center821 West Louise Avenue, Morristown, TN 37813
Tennessee Technology Center1303 Old Fort Parkway, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Tennessee Technology Center3789 Guthrie Hwy, Clarksville, TN 37040
Tennessee Technology Center100 White Bridge Road, Nashville, TN 37209
Tennessee Technology Center1405 Madison Street, Shelbyville, TN 37160
Tennessee Technology Center740 Highway 46, Dickson, TN 37055
Tennessee Technology Center @ Knoxville1100 Liberty Street, Knoxville, TN 37919
Tennessee Technology Center-J.L. Bomar Jr Campus1405 Madison Street, Shelbyville, TN 37160
Tennessee Technology Center-Pulaski1233 E. College Street, Pulaski, TN 00000
Vatterott College6152 Macon Road, Memphis, TN 38134
Wm R Moore College of Technology1200 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104