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.

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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Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field.

* Programs vary by location

* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information


Programs:

  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Locations: Houston

Get a hands-on education at Lincoln Tech. Designed for today’s tough job market, our in-depth programs cover many fields including: Health Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Hospitality, Automotive Technology, HVAC Technology and Electrical Systems Technology. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Programs vary by campus.

Programs:

  • Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Locations: Grand Prairie
Get hands-on training with Vista College. We offer certificate, diploma, and associate degree programs in a wide variety of fields at our campuses in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Amarillo, Beaumont, El Paso, Lubbock, Longview, and Killeen, Texas.

Programs:

  • Trades Management-HVAC
  • HVAC
Locations: Las Cruces

Get hands-on training with South Texas Vocational Technical Institute. We offer a number of diploma programs in the skilled trades and health and wellness fields at our campuses in Weslaco, Corpus Christi, McAllen, San Antonio, and Brownsville, Texas.

Programs:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration
Locations: Corpus Christi

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

http://www.pcti.edu/
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