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Top HVAC Training Schools in Missouri

Missouri employers generally prefer applicants with postsecondary education from an HVAC training school. Out of 81 cities in Missouri, 10 cities have 25 schools, with the greatest concentration of students located in Springfield at Ozarks Technical Community College. Other two-year technical schools in Missouri include East Central College, Jefferson College, Linn State Technical College, Mineral Area College, Ranken Technical College, and Vatterott College. After finishing the HVAC program coursework, students are considered ready for full-time employment in an entry-level position. Here is a complete list of training schools in Missouri.
hvac training image1 In Missouri, the state does not regulate HVAC technicians. However, HVAC workers may need to meet the requirements of the county or city that they choose work in. For example, to obtain a Residential HVAC journeyman license, HVAC workers in Saint Louis County must complete 7,500 hours in the field. Job ready certificates typically take 15 weeks to obtain, an HVAC certificate takes one year, and an HVAC associate's degree takes two 2 years. Certifications in heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning technology come with most two-year associate of applied Science degrees in Missouri.

Salaries for HVAC Technician Jobs Missouri

As of March 2014, the average HVAC technician salary in Missouri reached $41,000 USD, which is 2% lower than the national average according to Specifically, at the lower end of the salary spectrum, a HVAC journeyman, a HVAC/R Service technician, and a commercial HVAC technician in Missouri averaged $37,000 USD, where each salary had a $333 USD difference respectively, on average. On the other end, a Residential HVAC technician, HVAC technician, and a specialized HVAC technician in Missouri averaged $55,000 USD, where each salary had a $5,000 USD difference respectively, on average.

HVAC Training and HVAC Schools in Missouri

The associate degree programs offered at Jefferson College, Mineral Area College, Ozarks Technical Community College, Ranken Technical College offer certificate and two-year associate degree programs in heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration technology. In general, these colleges prepare students for direct participation in the HVAC industry workforce in Missouri. Students can expect to take courses in communication, technical math, refrigeration technology and core courses in welding, residential cooling/heating, and refrigeration controls. Some programs include internship courses while other include supervised HVAC field experience.

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