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    HVAC technician education

    Hi

    Im currently in an HVAC technician in canada and the course is 1800 hours total. I've been looking at HVAC technician courses in florida and saw some that are only 2 months long. My question is this, how good are these 2 month courses compared to a year and a half long one? (we do waste a lot of time on nothing in out course)

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    If you plan on being an actual technician in Canada, you'll be wasting your time and money in Florida.
    No jurisdiction will recognize that training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syndicated View Post
    If you plan on being an actual technician in Canada, you'll be wasting your time and money in Florida.
    No jurisdiction will recognize that training.
    actually im planning on being a technician in florida not in canada. thats why i asked about the difference in education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel202 View Post
    actually im planning on being a technician in florida not in canada. thats why i asked about the difference in education.
    I don't think I could favorably compare ANY two month course to what you get for training in Canada, even if I wrote the course. There just is not enough time to teach you what you SHOULD know in 8 weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    I don't think I could favorably compare ANY two month course to what you get for training in Canada, even if I wrote the course. There just is not enough time to teach you what you SHOULD know in 8 weeks.
    No I cant imagine that either, im curious to know how all the people who take the 2 month course fare once they started working with the limited knowledge they have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syndicated View Post
    If you plan on being an actual technician in Canada, you'll be wasting your time and money in Florida.
    No jurisdiction will recognize that training.
    Agree, Im from Florida and it wasn't even all that great.. your better off in Canada, haha it was decent though now that im in the field Im questioning alot of things for someone who went to school. I was in school for a year and a half, plus it involved an internship doing refrigeration and controls for the school district.

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