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Top HVAC Training Schools in Arizona

There are a variety of different ways to find accredited HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) programs in Arizona. The choice of schools in Arizona is limited to a few that offer accreditation, but the job prospects for graduates is good. If you desire to obtain your training in a traditional brick and mortar school, the following resources are useful:

1. Arizona Department of Education
2. (listing of colleges at Arizona)

Although there are very few online programs that offer accreditation in HVAC, there are a variety of resources to find online programs for HVAC training, which include:

hvac training image1In order to obtain your HVAC certification at Arizona, you must pass the Arizona State Examination for refrigerant licensing. The exam consists of questions that pertain to refrigeration, ventilation, and heating. There are many home study materials available for the exam and although graduating from an accredited HVAC training program is not required to take the exam, the knowledge and experience gained would be invaluable to obtaining certification. An HVAC Technician with four years of verifiable job experience and has passed the state certification test can become a licensed HVAC Technician.

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Salaries for HVAC Technician Jobs in Arizona

Salaries for HVAC technicians at Arizona vary widely among the level of experience and location. The average salary for an HVAC Technician is 37,000 dollars per year at Arizona. The average entry-level salary for this type of job at Arizona is 29,000 dollars per year. Salary is based upon years of experience and licensing level.

How to Get Certified in Arizona

There are three colleges that offer accredited HVAC training programs in the state of Arizona. All three programs are offered at the associate degree level (2-year programs). The colleges are located in Yuma, Phoenix, and Kingman. These schools are accredited by Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA). The core courses that students are expected to take are in the areas of air-conditioning design, basic electricity, and gas and electric heating. The list of colleges is:

1. Arizona Western College
2. GateWay Community College
3. Mohave Community College
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