HVAC Schools in Dallas, TX

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As a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technician, your main goal will be to maintain a comfortable indoor environment in residential and commercial buildings. The growing need for quality and fresh air indoors creates a demand for specialists capable of installing, maintaining, and repairing heating and cooling systems. HVAC schools provide the hands-on training you need to prepare for employment in the industry. Programs can be completed in 2 to 8 months and cover the basics of residential and commercial heating, cooling, air conditioning, air quality, refrigerators, freezers, condensers, and much more. At the end of the training, you might qualify for certification such as EPA certification and employment in various industries.

Remington College

The HVAC Diploma program at Remington College is delivered in hybrid format. The curriculum provides in-depth training in HVAC systems and includes hands-on training required for the maintenance and troubleshooting of complex heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems including commercial and industrial systems. It covers the guidelines of the National Skill Standards for HVAC technicians. Course topics include Career Development Fundamentals, Career Development Principles, Basic Refrigeration Theory, Fundamental HVAC Maintenance, Basic Electricity, Residential AC, Motors and Motor Control, Commercial Refrigeration Systems, Heat Pumps and Hydronic Health, and Ventilation and Air Flow. Morning and evening schedules are available. Morning classes meet Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 12:50 pm. Evening classes meet Mondays through Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 10:50 pm.

Program overview:

HVAC Technician Diploma

Duration: 12 months

Clock hours: 980

Quarter credit hours: 59

Prerequisites:

  • Must execute an Application and Enrollment Agreement with Remington College
  • Applicants under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian sign the Application and Enrollment Agreement
  • Must provide documentation of high school graduation or equivalent
  • Complete the Career Path Assessment and Online Risk Profile
  • Complete an online orientation to become acquainted with the learning management system
  • Applicants may be admitted under an Ability-to-Benefit determination if 19 years or older
  • Must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Must have a valid social security number and state photo ID

Program cost:

Tuition costs $21,685. Equipment and supplies are not included.

Dallas College – Eastfield Campus

The AAS Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology program at Dallas College provides students with the training required to function as HVAC technicians in residential, commercial, and industrial settings. Students will learn the fundamental principles in the classroom followed by practical sessions in the school’s lab and in real-world settings. There will be a special emphasis on commercial and industrial air conditioning and refrigeration during the second year. Hands-on session will highlight operation and troubleshooting of medium and low temperature refrigeration and chilled water air conditioning systems. Course modules include basic electricity for HVAC, refrigeration principles, air conditioning control principles, heat pumps, gas and electric heating, residential air conditioning, commercial refrigeration, air conditioning troubleshooting, conditioning and refrigeration, energy management, advanced air conditioning controls, and cooperative education – heating air conditioning and refrigeration. Graduates will be prepared for entry-level employment and have the option to transfer to a four-year degree program.

Program overview:

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology AAS

Duration: 12 months

Clock hours: 980

Semester credit hours: 60

Prerequisites:

  • Submit a completed application for admission
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Meet with a financial aid counselor
  • Take the TSI assessment and submit scores or submit high school test scores
  • Must have meningitis vaccination
  • Attend a New Student Orientation
  • Register for classes
  • Must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Must have a valid social security number and state photo ID

Program cost:

Tuition costs $79 per credit hour or $948 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours for Dallas County residents.

ForgeNow

The HVAC diploma program offered by ForgeNow provides students with an immersive experience that incorporates training in the classroom and hands-on experiences in the lab. Faculty encourage learning by doing as more than 50 percent of the training will take place through hands-on activities in the school’s state-of-the-art labs. Areas of study include the foundation of a technician, EPA guidelines including refrigerant handling and containment and certification requirements, diagnosing and maintenance of mechanical issues, residential AC maintenance, residential heating maintenance, diagnosing most common mechanical failures in residential systems, testing and review of modules, and lab assessments to reenact skills covered in the training. Graduates will benefit from recognized industry certification that will give them a competitive edge in the field. They will receive an HVAC diploma along with two nationally recognized HVAC industry certifications.

Program overview:

HVAC Technician Diploma

Duration: 8 weeks

Clock hours: 353

Prerequisites:

  • Submit a completed application for admission
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must provide proof of secondary education completion
  • Must complete the admission testing requirements online or in person
  • Must attend an interview with an admissions counselor

Program cost:

The program cost of $12,000 includes textbooks, lab materials, notebook, uniform, polo shirt, work boots, and daily meals.

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  • Website: https://forgenow.com/
  • Address: 8900 John W. Carpenter Fwy, Dallas, TX 75247
  • Phone: 877-872-2660

Lincoln Tech

Lincoln Tech’s HVAC training program prepares adults to fill the need for skilled HVAC technicians in the Dallas area. The career-focused training includes theory and hands-on activities taught by Certified Master HVAC Educators who are committed to continued professional development. Students will benefit from Lincoln’s partnership with Hussmann who provides a TechX Advanced Training facility on campus. Hussmann covers tuition, room, board, and transportation for Lincoln Tech graduates accepted into the program. The comprehensive curriculum includes an introduction to Green Technology concepts as they apply to HVAC systems. Course topics include Introduction to Climate Control Systems, Electricity, Basic Refrigeration Systems, Air Conditioning Systems, Air Conditioning Design and Layout, Commercial Refrigeration Control, Commercial Refrigeration Design, Warn Air Heating, and Energy Efficiency and Green Technology Systems. Graduates will meet the essential entry level skills and knowledge required of HVAC technicians. They may also choose to specialize in one or more areas of the industry such as refrigeration, air conditioning, and heating.

Program overview:

HVAC Technology Diploma

Duration: 47 weeks – Day, Afternoon, Evening

Clock hours: 1080

Semester credit hours: 44.5

Prerequisites:

  • Must be beyond the age of compulsory school attendance
  • Must be a high school graduate or possess an approved equivalency
  • Complete and sign the Enrollment Agreement
  • Complete the Learner Assessment to determine readiness for academic success
  • Must have access to the Internet and a device that meets the minimum requirements
  • Attend a New Student Orientation

Program cost:

The estimated total program cost of $26,035 includes tuition, books, uniforms, registration fee, student fees, and technology fee.

Tech Zone HVAC-R

Tech Zone’s HVAC program includes classroom study and hands on sessions to train students as if they were on the job. The lab sessions will amplify the classroom sessions and give students the opportunity to apply the skills learned. There will be an emphasis on  electrical and mechanical components of residential and commercial systems as well as diagnosing problems according to the heat transfer and the pressure/temperature relationship. Students will practice on control boards which simulate components of the HVAC system. They will also learn how to wire air handlers and condensers and analyze and test capacitors using meters to determine the common, start and run windings on a compressor to also diagnose compressors for open, shorts or a ground. Areas of study arde heat transfer, transformers, charging techniques, flame rectification, basic refrigeration cycle, motors. Recovery techniques, relays, heat of compression, low temperature and mid temperature, furnace control boards, heating, and much more. Class sizes are small to provide individualized attention.

Program overview:

HVAC Certificate

Duration: 2 weeks (full-time) 10 weeks (part-time)

Contact hours: 100

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalency
  • Complete an application for admission
  • Must have a valid photo ID and social security card

Program cost:

A payment plan is available for all students.

Arlington Career Institute

Arlington Career Institute’s HVAC program provides students with extensive hands-on training to smooth the transition from the classroom to the real world. The modern lab is stocked with training boards and functional heating and air conditioning units from leading industry providers.  Course modules include safety and introduction to installation, cooling cycle and cooling tune-ups, heating operation and heating tune-ups, a/c and heating maintenance, heat pumps and gas furnace, and HVAC diagnostics. Students will receive an HVAC tool set and an iPad loaded with the HVAC curriculum upon registration. Graduates will qualify for universal EPA certifications and job placement assistance upon successful completion of the program requirements.

Program overview:

HVAC Certificate

Duration: 7 weeks (full-time)

Contact hours: 270

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Complete an interview with an Admissions Representative and a campus tour
  • Complete the initial Application for Admission online
  • Must have a high school diploma, high school transcripts, or GED certificate
  • Pay the $100 enrollment fee in full or make a partial payment
  • Submit a completed Enrollment Agreement

Program cost:.

The total program cost of $15,865 includes tuition, books, iPad, tools, supplies, and registration fee.

Premier Technical Institute

The Basic Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC-R) Program at Premier Technical Institute provides students with the skills and competencies necessary to provide entry-level central heating and air and basic refrigeration on residential and commercial units. Students will learn primarily through hands-on experiences in the classroom and lab. They must complete 90 percent of the scheduled clock hours and obtain a GPA of 2.0 or above to graduate from the program. The graduate will receive a Certificate of Completion and qualify for employment as an HVAC technician. Day classes meet Monday through Saturday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM for full-time students. The part-time night class will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. The part-time Saturday class meets on Saturdays only from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Program overview:

Basic Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning Program

Duration: 11 days (full-time) 12 weeks (part-time)

Contact hours: 108

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Schedule and attend an interview with an Admissions Representative
  • Submit a completed application for admission
  • Must be a US citizen or provide proof of current permanent residency
  • Must be able to speak English or Spanish fluently

Program cost:

The total program cost of $2,100 includes tuition, registration fee, and book fee.

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