Find the Right Training Program for Your HVAC Career Path

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are three significant points concerning a potential career in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration as an HVAC mechanic or installer:

  • Job prospects nationally are expected to be excellent.
  • Employment is projected to grow much faster than the average nationally.
  • Employers prefer to hire those who have completed technical school training or a formal apprenticeship.

Market conditions nationally are favorable for those considering a career as an HVAC Technician. First, a growing number of retirements of highly skilled technicians are expected to generate more job openings. Second, many contractors have reported problems finding enough workers to meet the demand for service and installation of HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration) systems.

With advances in technology, heating and air-conditioning and refrigeration systems require professional technicians and mechanics to control the temperature, humidity and total air quality in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

Heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers - also called technicians - install, maintain, and repair these systems. Since these systems are referred to as HVACR systems, these workers are often called HVACR technicians.

HVAC technicians work in homes, retail establishments, hospitals, office buildings, and factories —anywhere there is climate-control equipment that needs to be installed, repaired, or serviced.


The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC) training program at Fortis prepares students for entry-level employment as an HVAC Technician. In the field, HVAC Technicians are also known as HVAC mechanics or HVAC installers. The HVAC progam at Fortis includes training in computerized diagnostics so students will be able to service and repair today's complex systems for commercial refrigeration, gas heat, heat pumps, and air conditioning.

As a technician in the Heating, Ventilating, AC and Refrigeration field, you will use the skill set taught by the instructors at Fortis to manage and troubleshoot ventilation systems. This is critical to maintain a healthy, comfortable environment in all types of buildings from residential to commercial to industrial. HVAC program students will learn to apply theory and principles taught in class and lab settings so they can acquire the ability to develop, select, operate and test a wide variety of heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment.

Upon completion of the HVAC training program at Fortis, graduates will be prepared for entry-level employment as an HVAC technician.


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*Programs Vary By Campus.

HVAC Program Offered at These Fortis Campuses

Centerville, OH

Cincinnati, OH

Columbus, OH

Dothan, AL

Foley, AL

Montgomery, AL

Nashville, TN

Port St. Lucie, FL

HVACR Program Offered at These Fortis Campuses

Atlanta, GA

Baton Rouge, LA

Birmingham, AL

Colombia, SC

Cookeville, TN

Cuyahoga, OH

Erie, PA

Forty Fort, PA

Houston North, TX

Houston South, TX

Indianapolis, IN

Lawrenceville, NJ

Mobile, AL

Norfolk, VA

Pensacola, FL

Richmond, VA

Salt Lake City, UT

Wayne, NJ

Now is the time to see if a career as an HVAC Technician is right for you. Request free info today!

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