this is very similar, mine also meets two nights a week from 6-9. Did you just finish Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 1? Was your certificate of completion sent from Boces or another organizational body?
Go commercial, it's easier to move around from there. A commercial tech could go do resi any day but not the other way around. Try to hook up with someone doing the big stuff first if you can. Most if that work will be union.