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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by BergerMech Rob View Post
    OMG you said HEAR instead of HERE!!! You must be the worst HVAC tech ever!!! LOL


    I am all for clearly communicating with eloquence in all but the most informal occasions, and especially in business, but I think some of us stuck it to the OP a little hard right out of the gate.
    Wow. Good catch. I'm ashamed of myself.
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    I'm also an HVAC student who is wrapping up the curriculum soon and the best advice I can give is to take notes, take notes, and take more notes. Sometimes there is a ton of information that is being thrown at you during the lecture so it can be overwhelming plus its nice to have something to go back on and review. Also if you have lab time try to get as much hands on time as possible, learning the principles in a lecture is one thing but its a whole 'nother animal when it comes to seeing it work in a practical environment.

    When it comes to tools learn their names and proper uses, trust me you will come across many hand tools that you probably never seen, or know how to use and when it comes to working on the equipment follow all instructions carefully since you will be working around high pressures, voltages, amps, and moving parts so be aware of whats going on around you. Listen carefully to all safety instructions since slacking off in this area is not worth the trip to an emergency room or worse.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleun494 View Post
    I'm also an HVAC student who is wrapping up the curriculum soon and the best advice I can give is to take notes, take notes, and take more notes. Sometimes there is a ton of information that is being thrown at you during the lecture so it can be overwhelming plus its nice to have something to go back on and review. Also if you have lab time try to get as much hands on time as possible, learning the principles in a lecture is one thing but its a whole 'nother animal when it comes to seeing it work in a practical environment.

    When it comes to tools learn their names and proper uses, trust me you will come across many hand tools that you probably never seen, or know how to use and when it comes to working on the equipment follow all instructions carefully since you will be working around high pressures, voltages, amps, and moving parts so be aware of whats going on around you. Listen carefully to all safety instructions since slacking off in this area is not worth the trip to an emergency room or worse.
    Clearly, this is the level of communication that the OP needs to aim for. This poster is head and shoulders above 90% of guys coming out of a public school.

    Heed the above advice. Safety is number one, every day, ALL of the time.

    ESPECIALLY around electricity.
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    Note:

    My reference to me being a young punk is not a backdoor attempt to call the OP a punk. I'm just relating a story from my youth.

    I think it is important because there ARE some serious attitude problems among young guys today, far more frequently then when I was a teen.

    It's best to get these things on the right track early, so that a young tech can progress without the drama.
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    I have found for me that using audio recoders during a lecture works better for me. I have found while reviewing my audio file that there is something I always miss while taking notes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    Note:

    My reference to me being a young punk is not a backdoor attempt to call the OP a punk. I'm just relating a story from my youth.

    I think it is important because there ARE some serious attitude problems among young guys today, far more frequently then when I was a teen.

    It's best to get these things on the right track early, so that a young tech can progress without the drama.
    Yea buddy.

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    WOW !!!

    You guys have managed to turn this simple question from a future tech asking for basics prior to entering school into what?? BS ?

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