Hello fellow HVAC techs.
I am proud to say that I just obtained my G3 HVAC Gas Technician Certification. I was attending George Brown College in Toronto as a part time home study course.
I know it's just the first step most people take when they enter this field, so i completely understand that this is still just the beginning for me. I'm happy through that i took the first step and obtained my GIII cert. Now I need to know the second step.
I now am looking to go for another cert that will help me get an entry level job as a HVAC Tech. I know experience is a must, but for now I don't want to talk about getting experience in the field. This post was to focus on schooling certifications I can obtain from my college, George Brown College.
Eventually I will go for my G2 and then finally my G1, but for now my question for you is what should be my next class at GBC.
From what I read on this forum is quite mind boggling.
For education certificate wise I hear some people say just get your G2 then apply everywhere for a job, a g2 is all you need. Some people say just take your G3 and that's good enough to get a entry level job. I don't know what to believe. I want comments from Vets, not people that are in the same situation as me just guessing, taking answers from thin air.
I would really respect some vets guidance. I am 32 years old living in Toronto. I have my Certifications in Welding MIG TIG ARC and also have my A+ certification for Windows and Computer Hard Ware.
A councler from GBC told me that I should go for my Gas tech IIA and Gas tech IIB Gas Tech III then Refrigeration and residential air conditioning I and II and also my CFC ODP Card.
Does this sound right?
I know experience is everything, but i don't want to talk about experience right now. The focus of this thread is, I want to know what certs I should take and in what order.
Thank you kindly everyone for taking the time to read this long post.
I look forward to comments regarding my question.