Texas HVAC Training

When Davey Crockett, who would become a legend at the Battle of the Alamo, lost his Tennessee seat in the House of Representatives in 1835, he famously said his constituents could go to hell and he would go to Texas. Hell is almost as hot as a West Texas summer, and the HVAC Schools of Texas have their work cut out for them.

More than 150 years later, the quote feels as much like a statement about Texas’ hot-as-Hades climate as a reflection of its natives’ rugged individualism. Chronic drought is a fact of life in Texas, as in most of the Southwest. But contrary to The Lone Star State’s rustic image, this is an urban state with most of its 26 million residents living in cities.

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With a scorching hot climate for the vast majority of the year and the fastest-growing population in the country, Texas is an ideal place to launch a career in an industry that never lacks for demand in a state this close to the equator: air conditioning.

The state’s size and population is reflected by the more than 50 schools that offer certification programs in heating, venting and air conditioning (HVAC). Nearly any part of this sprawling state has a school that produces many graduates every year.

There are various levels of certification for those interested in this potentially lucrative career. Three basic levels of certification authorize graduates to perform most HVAC work in the state where they received their certification. However, there is also an EPA certification that is universal and allows graduates to work in all 50 states and even other countries.

All certification programs typically last two weeks for those capable of participating in full-time classes 5-6 days a week, but part-time courses are also available. Those courses often last 12 weeks but allow the student to split their time for other responsibilities.

As a state with a large Hispanic population, many schools also offer courses in Spanish.

Course Costs

The cost of an HVAC certification course can vary widely depending on the length of the program and how many of the related costs (textbooks and other fees) are actually included in the total tuition.

A typical HVAC certification course costs around $2,000, though even community colleges offer a cost range depending on how many levels of certification a student wants to pass.

Tuition at Austin Community College in Austin, for example, ranges from $2,144 to $4,355, according to the college’s website. At Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, the range is even wider, from $884 to $3,224.

Most major metropolitan areas will have more than program, however. See what schools are available in that area and compare their pricing, but don’t forget to double check how many levels of HVAC certification are covered in each course.

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Southern Careers Institute has maintained a tradition of career training for over 50 years in Texas with campuses in Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Pharr, San Antonio & Online courses available to anyone, anywhere.

 

At SCI, we have made it our mission to provide our students with the training they need to be successful in a new career. We offer career training in Medical, Business, Skilled Trades, Cosmetology, & Technology programs. These certification-based programs are designed to make our graduates some of the most marketable job candidates.

 

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Real-World Training

We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood College focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.

Programs:

  • Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Locations: Brownsville

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  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
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  • Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration
Locations: Corpus Christi

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    Once you’re done with school, you’ll have to pay the state’s license application fee of $115 for the final test.

    Employment and wages

    Across the country, more than 300,000 people work HVAC-related jobs, most making more than $40,000 a year. About half of those 300,000 people worked for contractors specializing in plumbing, heating and air conditioning.

    The average hourly wage national is about $19 an hour. Salaries for HVAC technicians in Texas are about 6 percent lower than the average salary nationwide, though there are also many more job opportunities in Texas.

    HVAC Schools:

    Anthem College
    70 FM 1960 West

    Houston, TX 77090

    (281) 943-6260
    hvaccareernow.com/school/18/Anthem-College-Houston/19

    Programs: Air Conditioning, EPA Certification, Heating, Refrigeration

    Lincoln College of Technology
    2501 East Arkansas Lane

    Grand Prairie, TX 75052

    (972) 660-5701
    hvaccareernow.com/school/39/Lincoln-College-Of-Technology-Grand-Prairie/35

    Programs: Air Conditioning, EPA Certification, Heating, Refrigeration

    Amarillo College-Industrial Maintenance Technology
    1502 B. Avenue

    Amarillo, TX 79111
    Phone: (806) 335-4390

    www.actx.edu

    Programs: Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration, Welding

    Angelina Community College
    PO Box 1768

    Lufkin, TX 75902
    (936) 633-5246

    www.angelina.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Heating; Refrigeration

    Austin Community College
    5930 Middle Fiskville

    Austin, TX 78752
    (512) 223-7000

    www.austincc.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Heating

    Brazosport College
    500 College Drive

    Lake Jackson, TX 77566
    (979) 230-3020

    www.brazosport.edu/Pages/index.aspx
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Construction – Building Trades; Electrical; Heating; Refrigeration

    Capital City Trade & Tech
    205 E. Riverside Drive

    Austin, TX 78704
    (512) 444-3257

    www.capcitytradetech.com
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Heating; Refrigeration

    Career Centers of TX-Brownsville
    1900 N. Expressway

    Brownsville, TX 78521
    (956) 547-8200

    www.careercenters.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; EPA Certification; Heating; Refrigeration

    Central Texas College
    PO Box 1800

    Killeen, TX 76540
    (254) 526-1115

    www.ctcd.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Carpentry; Construction – Building Trades; Heating; Refrigeration; Welding

     

    Cisco Junior College
    717 E Industrial Blvd.

    Abilene, TX 79602
    (325) 794-4400

    www.cisco.cc.tx.us
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Building Maintenance; EPA Certification; Heating; Refrigeration

    Coastal Bend College
    1411 Bensdale

    Pleasanton, TX 78102
    (830) 569-4222

    www.coastalbend.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Heating; Refrigeration

    College of the Mainland
    1200 Amburn

    Texas City, TX 77591
    (888) 258-8859

    www.com.edu
    Programs: Refrigeration; Welding

    Construction Education Foundation
    1401-A Royal Lane

    DFW Airport, TX 75261
    (972) 574-5200

    www.ntcef.org
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Building Maintenance; Carpentry; Construction – Building Trades; Electrical; EPA Certification; Heating; Plumbing; Refrigeration; Welding

     

    Del Mar College
    401 Old Brownsville Road

    Corpus Christi, TX 78404
    (361) 698-1200

    www.delmar.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Building Maintenance; Heating; Refrigeration; Welding

     

    Eastfield College/DCCCD
    3737 Motley Drive

    Mesquite, TX 75150
    (972) 860-7100 www.eastcollege.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Heating

     

    El Paso Community College
    PO Box 20500

    El Paso, TX 79998
    (915) 831-2000

    www.epcc.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Electrical; Heating

     

    Everest College
    300 Six Flags Dr #100

    Arlington, Austin, Houston and San Antonio
    (866) 694-5402

    hvac.everestcollege.edu/hvac-schools/
    Programs: Air Conditioning; EPA Certification; Heating; Refrigeration

     

    Fortis Institute
    450 N. Sam Houston Parkway E, Suite 200

    Houston, TX 77060
    (855) 367-8471

    hvac.fortis.edu?csrc=hvacagent.com
    Programs: Air Conditioning; EPA Certification; Heating; Refrigeration

     

    Frank Phillips College
    1301 W. Roosevelt, Broger, TX 79008
    Phone : (806) 457-4200

    www.fpc.cc.tx.us
    Programs : Air Conditioning; Electrical; Heating; Welding

     

    Galveston College
    4102 Avenue Q

    Galveston, TX 77550
    (409) 944-4242

    www.gc.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Heating; Refrigeration; Welding

     

    Grayson County College-West Campus
    6101 Grayson Drive

    Denison, TX 75020
    (903) 465-6030

    www.grayson.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Heating; Refrigeration

     

    Hill College
    PO Box 1899, Cleburne, TX 76033
    (817) 641-9887

    www.hillcollege.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Carpentry; Electrical; Heating; Refrigeration; Welding

     

    Houston Community College-Central College
    1300 Holman

    Houston, TX 77004
    (713) 718-6000

    www.hccs.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Carpentry; Construction – Building Trades; Electrical; Heating; Plumbing; Refrigeration; Welding

     

    HVAC Training Center
    15424 Mound

    Hockley, TX 77447
    (936) 931-2120

    www.hvactc.com
    Programs: Air Conditioning; EPA Certification; Heating; Refrigeration

     

    Kilgore College
    1100 Broadway

    Longview, TX 75662
    (903) 753-2642

    www.kilgore.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Heating; Refrigeration; Welding

     

    Lamar Institute of Technology
    855 East Lavaca

    Beaumont, TX 77705
    (409) 839-2068

    www.theinstitute.lamar.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Heating; Refrigeration; Welding

     

    Lamar State College/PA
    1500 Procter Street

    Port Arthur, TX 77640
    (409) 983-4921

    www.lamarpa.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Heating; Refrigeration

     

    Laredo Community College
    West End Washington St.

    Laredo, TX 78040
    (956) 727-5147

    www.laredo.cc.tx.us
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Building Maintenance; Electrical; Heating; Refrigeration; Welding

     

    Lee College
    PO Box 818

    Baytown, TX 77522
    (281) 427-5611

    www.lee.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Electrical; Heating; Refrigeration

     

    Lindsey-Cooper Refrigeration School
    815 S. Beltline Road

    Irving, TX 75060
    (972) 790-7404 www.lindseycooperschool.com
    Air Conditioning; Electrical; EPA Certification; Heating; Refrigeration

     

    Midland College
    3600 North Garfield

    Midland, TX 79705
    (432) 685-4687

    www.midland.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Heating; Refrigeration; Welding

     

    National Institute of Technology
    9100 US Hwy 290 East, Bldg 1 #100

    Austin, TX 78754
    (512) 928-1933

    www.nitschools.com
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Electrical; Heating; Refrigeration

     

    National Institute of Technology
    6550 First Park Ten Blvd.

    San Antonio, TX 78213
    (210) 732-7800

    www.nitschools.com
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Electrical; Heating; Refrigeration

     

    North Central Texas College
    1525 W. California Street

    Gainesville, TX 76240
    (940) 668-7731

    www.nctcgainesville@nctc.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Electrical; Heating; Refrigeration

     

    North Harris County College
    2700 W Thorne Road

    Houston, TX 77073
    (281) 618-5675

    www.nhmccd.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Electrical; Heating; Refrigeration

     

    North Lake College-DCCCD
    5001 N Macarthur Blvd.

    Irving, TX 75038
    (972) 273-3000

    www.northlakecollege.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Carpentry; Construction – Building Trades; Electrical; Heating; Plumbing; Refrigeration

     

    Odessa College
    201 W. University

    Odessa, TX 79764
    (432) 335-6494

    www.odessa.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Electrical; EPA Certification; Heating; Plumbing; Refrigeration

     

    Paris Junior College
    2400 Clarksville Street

    Paris, TX 75460
    (903) 785-7661

    www.parisjc.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Heating; Refrigeration; Welding

     

    Professional Career Training Institute
    227 W. Airtex Drive

    Houston, TX 77090
    (832) 484-9100

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    Programs: Air Conditioning; Building Maintenance; Electrical; Heating

     

    San Antonio College of Medical & Dental Assistants
    7142 San Pedro Avenue #100

    San Antonio, TX 78216
    (210) 733-0777

    www.sacmda.com
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Electrical; Heating; Refrigeration

     

    San Jacinto College
    13735 Beamer Road

    Houston, TX 77346
    (281) 922-3455

    www.sjcd.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Electrical; Heating; Refrigeration; Welding

     

    South Plains College
    1401 College Avenue

    Levelland, TX 79336
    (806) 894-9611

    www.southplainscollege.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Electrical; Heating; Refrigeration; Welding

     

    South Texas College
    PO Box 9701

    McAllen, TX 78502
    (800) 742-7822

    www.southtexascollege.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Construction – Building Trades; Electrical; EPA Certification; Heating; Plumbing; Refrigeration; Welding

     

    Southwest Texas Junior College
    2401 Garner Field Road

    Uvalde, TX 78801
    (830) 591-7255

    www.swtjc.net
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Heating; Refrigeration; Welding

     

    St. Phillips College-Southwest Campus
    800 Quintana Road

    San Antonio, TX 78211
    (210) 921-4843

    www.accd.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Building Maintenance; Construction – Building Trades; Electrical; Heating; Plumbing; Refrigeration

     

    Tarrant County College-South Campus
    5301 Campus Drive

    Fort Worth, TX 76119
    (817) 515-4794

    www.tccd.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Construction – Building Trades; Heating; Refrigeration; Welding

     

    Texas State Technical College
    300 College Drive

    Sweetwater, TX 79556
    (325) 235-7360

    www.sweetwater.tstc.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Construction – Building Trades; EPA Certification; Heating; Refrigeration; Welding

     

    Texas State Technical College/Waco
    3801 Campus Drive

    Waco, TX 76705
    (254) 867-4850

    www.tstc.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Electrical; Heating; Refrigeration

     

    Tyler Junior College
    1327 S. Baxter Street

    Tyler, TX 75701
    (903) 510-2923

    www.tyler.cc.tx.us
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Heating; Refrigeration

     

    Vernon College-Skills Training Center
    2813 Central Expressway E

    Wichita Falls, TX 76302
    (940) 766-3369

    www.vernoncollege.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Electrical; Heating

     

    Victoria College
    2200 E. Red River

    Victoria, TX 77901
    (361) 573-3291

    www.victoriacollege.com
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Construction – Building Trades; Electrical; EPA Certification; Heating; Refrigeration; Welding

     

    Western Technical Institute
    1000 Texas Avenue

    El Paso, TX 79901
    (915) 532-3737

    www.wti-ep.com
    Programs: Air Conditioning; EPA Certification; Heating; Refrigeration; Welding

     

    Wharton County Junior College
    911 Boling Hwy

    Wharton, TX 77488
    (979) 532-4560 www.wcjc.edu
    Programs: Air Conditioning; Heating; Refrigeration