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  1. #1
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    Hey everyone I am new to this site, and just wanted to say hello, and ask a question. I just graduated from a one-year program and I was thinking of going on for my associates. I was just wondering if that would be any help for me when I finally go out in the field and look for a job? Or if it matters!

    Thanks,
    Brandy

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    the hound dogs will be along shortly


    but to answer - yes
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    Talking

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    Originally posted by The Penguin
    the hound dogs will be along shortly


    but to answer - yes
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    Why are the girl tech always just out of tech school that come here? How come they are never leaving their job as a NFL cheerleader with a interest in HVAC?

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    I think the natural progression would lead them to an escort service rather than HVAC.
    Perhaps you should have read the instructions before calling.

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    WBE....future Women Owned Business candidate,learn all you can in the field and keep the schooling going.the guys on this site will be working for you someday.it is a big part of the companies in my area to get the edge up on contracting bids.check out the biggest install/service contractor in NYC area http://www.donnellymech.com good luck
    "when in doubt...jump it out" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1qEZHhJubY

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    Originally posted by girltech
    Hey everyone I am new to this site, and just wanted to say hello, and ask a question. I just graduated from a one-year program and I was thinking of going on for my associates. I was just wondering if that would be any help for me when I finally go out in the field and look for a job? Or if it matters!

    Thanks,
    Brandy
    I would have to say NO.
    You very badly need to know the basic of operation but the one-year course has probably taught you what you need to start in the field,, where the rest of your education will come from. Now if you are thinking of going in engineering or teaching, that might be another story.
    But field experience would be a big benefit at this point in you HVAC education process.

    You may feel inferior because you are a woman,, that is up to you. Results is what counts in this business. You will get no breaks or respect if you cant perform.

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    I got to agree with Jax, I never spent 1 minute in a classroom nor will I unless Im teaching. Start building a library of good HVAC books and read, read, read! From what I hearing from guys that come out of schools is that most of there knowledge is based on the teachers field experience which could be 3 to 5 years only.

    Hands down you will learn much more on this site about HVAC in one month then a school could give you.

    Its important to read books I like to buy at least 3 books, by different authors, on the same subject. This way I get exposed to 3 different ways of applying the subject matter. From here you build your own way of doing things.

    I recommend getting an entry level job you need to start building a foundation of practical field work in order to apply what you learned in school or read in books.

    Good luck

    Core

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    An education cannot hurt , but will it give you the fortitude to adjust to unbearable heat in the summer and bone chilling cold in the winter, not to mention the understanding of people, most who will be female and their rationale on making repairs. You have a one up on that though. Find a employer that will let you work and get your associates at the same time.

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    Find a day job as an apprentice on an installation crew or a helper for an older tech that needs a runner. You may prefer commercial over residential. (some will differ)

    Follow up with night school only after a taste from the above. If you like what you experience, join us.

    Then... look like a tech, walk like a tech, act like a tech but wear deodorant unlike the guys here.

    Best of luck in your future and welcome to H-talk






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    Do ya own any mini-skirts? That will help get ya a job I bet.


    Good luck kiddo.
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    You don`t even know what a mini-skirt is. Hi BRANDY,,
    welcome to the site, i`m bigbird out west.good luck,,,,

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