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HVAC Energy Technician


The Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) course is designed for those individuals who are interested in becoming employed in the HVAC and Residential Energy Trades.

The program will consist of:

  • Twelve (12) weeks with three (3) weeks of embedded unpaid hands-on job-shadowing experience.
  • 50% of the course is classroom instruction comprised of reading, math, safety, HVAC, electrical, refrigeration, heating, air distribution, blue print reading, piping, brazing, geothermal heat pump, residential energy and AHRI Efficiency Standards.
  • 50% of the course is hands-on training in the career lab and the job shadowing experience.


  • HVAC installation apprentice
  • HVAC service technician apprentice
  • Home Energy Auditing
  • Weatherization
  • Commercial and Residential building maintenance

Certifications achieved upon course completion:

  • NCCER Core
  • NCCER HVAC Level 1
  • EPA Section 608 Certification
  • 1st Year Apprenticeship Certification
  • 10 hour OSHA
  • Fork Lift
  • R 410 A Refrigerant Certification
  • Gas Tite Certification

David Schneider

HVAC course instructor

“A world of opportunities and new career’s starts here.”

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Delaware Resident at least 18 years of age

Valid Drivers License

High School Diploma or Equivalency

Ability to pass Reading and Math Exam

Pass criminal background check and drug screening

Fee of $140.00 in cash or money order only (Drug screening, background check)


Q: How much does the class cost?
Answer: There is a $140.00 fee to cover the cost of your background check and Drug screening. Otherwise, the class is free to Delaware residents.

Q: Where do I sign up?
Answer: You may apply online. (Click Here to Apply)

Q: Does everyone get into the class?
Answer: We cannot accept every applicant. Our students are chosen from a pool of candidates that apply for the class online or during the recruitment sessions.

Q: How do I get accepted?
Answer: Our students will be selected as a company will choose their employees.  After passing the math and reading test you will be invited to meet for an interview. After the interview process, the successful candidates will take a drug test and present themselves for a criminal background check. Finally, we choose the candidates that are most likely employable in our trade.
Q: What if I have a criminal background?
Answer: This does not exclude you from applying. Again, we will choose the most employable candidate for this trade.

Q: How can I increase my efforts to be chosen?
Answer: Complete the application entirely, practice your math and read a book that interests you prior to testing if you are not a regular reader.   Check these websites for help:    Arrive at the interview on time and dressed as you would for a job interview.  Keep your driving record clean and enroll in defensive driving especially if you have points on your license.

Q: How much can I make in my new career?
Answer: After successfully completing the HVAC course, you will likely be paid $10.00 to $14.00 per hour as a starting wage.  After 4 to 5 years of experience you can expect to make $22.00 per hour or more!

Q: Can I become EPA certified?
Answer: Yes, The EPA Section 608 exam will be given during the training session.

Q: What’s the future outlook for employment in this area?
Answer: The demand for HVAC Technicians will continue to grow according to the Department of Labor. Journeyman in this field are among the highest paid in the skilled trades.

Q: What is the length of the course?
Answer: The course is twelve (12) weeks.