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    hvac specialist certificate

    Just curious. I'm about to start going to school. Don't know if I want to do the 1 year certificate or the 2 yr diploma. Is there that big of a difference? Can I still find a good job with a certificate vs diploma?

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    I have to ask

    How much do they want for this certification or Diploma?

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    If you qualify for Financial aid they pay for it. You don't owe money back as long as you finish the course. Check out your local technical school

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    What type of work history do you currently have? Can you prove to an employer that you've already demonstrated good work habits, preferably something mechanical or hands on? That can play more of a role than you might imagine.

    Do either of those programs include getting your universal EPA certificate? If not, I'd be looking somewhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Andrews View Post
    If you qualify for Financial aid they pay for it. You don't owe money back as long as you finish the course. Check out your local technical school
    I didn't ask about financial Aid I asked:

    How much do they want for this certification or Diploma?

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    Well in that case I'm not sure. .

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    You would be much better off in a UA apprenticeship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    You would be much better off in a UA apprenticeship.
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    If you are wanting to enter the HVAC Field for a career as a Tech/Installer ... then you will want to get as much education as a program affords. Trade School is the preferred with a 2 year vocational college a close second. Get (at least) a Specialists Certificate in HVACR . I did and it paid off great. Also plan on becoming NATE certified which carries with it high recognition with nearly every Contractor . Study hard, be intense in learning everything you can, run with current Techs to get a good feel for the Trade, and show your enthusiasm toward the Trade when you go for a job in the Trade. Start now by going thru a lot of the videos Techs have made on www.youtube.com as theres some interesting videos taken. Get consumed with the Trade . It has served me very very well and I have just retired early able to live off the savings I made during a profitable Career in it.

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