I finished a 18 month HVAC course in 6 months with straight A's, and it really paid off. My teacher owns a huge company that services cell phone tower site a/c units in about 7 states, and he gave me a job as a full fledged tech, something that he just doesn't do!!! I am very pleased with myself!!! I start at $14 an hour and bump up to $15 and insurance after 90 days. I get my own work truck fully supplied with tools, and I am clocked in from the time I leave my driveway in the morning till when I pull back in at the end of the day. Going to school can really pay off when you put your head down and take it very seriously!