Obviously, the need for heating and air-conditioning exists all over, as residents in Tucson would suffer from heat exhaustion in the summer without air conditioning while those in Buffalo in the winter would freeze without heating. The hvac industry in America is absolutely huge, from residential homes all the way up to gigantic industrial complexes, they all have a dire need for conditioned air. There are technicians that specialize in specific areas of hvac like installations or maintenance and repair, though typically they will be trained in both areas.
Wake Technical Community College offers a great apprenticeship program for those interested in hvac that want to get a solid start for their future career. Wake Tech covers such areas as:
- HVAC Electricity and Electrical Equipment
- HVAC Controls
- Comfort Cooling Systems
- Oil, Gas, and Electric Heating Systems
- Maintenance and Servicing HVAC Equipment
- Schematics and Diagrams