Becoming a fully-qualified HVAC & Refrigeration technician does take years of training. There’s a lot to learn. However, unlike most careers, your employer provides or pays for your training. Plus, you work and earn while you learn. That’s a great thing about HVAC & Refrigeration training, especially in the NYC area where pay rates are among the highest in the country.
Learn how HVAC & Refrigeration training works, then watch our basics training videos to begin learning about the industry.
HVAC & Refrigeration training in NYC: how it works
To join the industry and begin HVAC & Refrigeration training in NYC, you apply and get hired as a service technician apprentice (also known as a helper). Employers don’t expect you to have experience in the business. However, they are looking for people with the right qualities. If you have already taken classes in college or technical school, or worked in the industry in a non-technical job, that may be a plus but it’s definitely not required.
Once you get hired as an apprentice, your employer will enroll you in the Steamfitters Local 638 union training program, or start you in their own training program. Either way, you’ll work as a helper and get paid as you take classes and learn everything you need to know to become a fully-qualified journeyman.
Start now: watch HVAC & Refrigeration training videos
Before you apply and go for a job interview, get a jump on your HVAC & Refrigeration training by watching these videos that introduce basic industry information. You’ll be well prepared to ace your interview and get hired!
HVAC & Refrigeration Career Q&A
If you’re considering starting a career in HVAC & Refrigeration service, chances are you’ve got a lot of questions. Find the answers to common questions in this video.
Video credit: AC Service Tech LLC
HVAC & Refrigeration: Tools Used By Service TechniciansWatch this video to learn about the basic tools used by HVAC & Refrigeration service technicians starting out.
HVAC Technology: VRF Systems
This video introduces a relatively new type of HVAC technology called VRF or Variable Refrigerant Flow. VRF systems are becoming increasingly popular in the NYC area.