I'm hoping to attract the attention of someone in the southern New England area to answer this thread. If not any info would help.

So obviously I live in southern New England, RI to be exact, and I'm currently looking for a HVAC school to get into. There aren't many technical schools in the area so my choices are limited. So far I've come up with New England Tech offering a 21 *month* course with an associates degree in science on one extreme and then a school called MTTI offering a 30 *week* course resulting in an HVAC certification with all the accreditation and labor board approvals required. Both offer internships etc etc.

So my question is why the two extremes and is 21 months necessary or am I better off doing 30 weeks and then hoping to find a job apprenticing or what ever need be?

Thank you for your time.