GET UP TO $4,500 IN GRANTS TOWARD YOUR TRAINING FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY!
GET UP TO $4,500 IN GRANTS TOWARD YOUR TRAINING FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY!

HVAC

HVAC:

HVAC:

Making comfort your business! Be the one who keeps your cool, even when things get hot.

OURDIFFERENCE

OURDIFFERENCE

* SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.

WE'RE DIFFERENT.
SO ARE YOU.

We offer our learners the opportunity to LEARN, DO, and LIVE a new career.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT AHVAC CAREER

Why would you want to be a HVAC Professional?

There are many reasons why someone would want to pursue a career as a HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) professional. One of the primary reasons is that it can be a stable and lucrative career path. HVAC professionals are always in demand, and as society becomes more dependent on technology, the demand for skilled HVAC professionals is likely to increase. Additionally, this field offers a wide range of opportunities for growth and advancement, as well as the ability to work in a variety of settings.

What is a HVAC Professional? 

A HVAC Professional is a skilled technician who installs, repairs, and maintains heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems in residential and commercial buildings. They are responsible for ensuring that HVAC systems are functioning efficiently and safely, and may work on a variety of systems, including furnaces, boilers, air conditioners, and ventilation systems.

Where can a HVAC Professional work? 

HVAC professionals can work in a variety of settings, including residential and commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, government facilities, and industrial plants. They may work for HVAC companies, construction firms, or as self-employed contractors.


What skills do you need to be a HVAC Professional? 

To be a successful HVAC professional, you need a strong foundation in mechanical systems and an ability to troubleshoot and problem-solve. Additionally, strong communication and customer service skills are important, as HVAC professionals often interact with clients and need to explain complex technical information in a way that is easy to understand.

Do you need any certifications to become a HVAC Professional? 

While certification is not always required to work as an HVAC professional, it can be beneficial for those seeking to advance their careers or demonstrate their expertise to potential employers. There are several certification programs available, such as the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification, that test and verify an individual’s knowledge and skills in the field.


Do you need training to become an HVAC Professional? 

While it is possible to enter the field of HVAC without formal training, it is highly recommended. HVAC systems are complex, and proper training can help ensure that professionals have the knowledge and skills necessary to work safely and effectively. Additionally, many employers prefer to hire candidates with formal training or experience in the field.

Southern Careers Institute (SCI) does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI. It is not required to attend SCI to attain a job or earn a certain salary in a field of employment. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indicative of those for future and current students. 

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CAREER TRAINING.FOR YOUR FUTURE.

  • Southern Careers Institute
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$3999
/year
$3999
/year
390 HOURS OF HANDS-ON LAB TRAINING
RESIDENTIAL HVAC SYSTEMS TRAINING
COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL TRAINING
CREW LEADERSHIP TRAINING
PREPARATION FOR 11 CAREER CERTIFICATIONS
EARN 13 CAREER SKILL BADGES
MORNING COURSES
EVENING COURSES
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HERE'S EXACTLY WHAT YOU GET AS ANHVAC TRAINEE

CERTIFICATIONS

QuickBooks Certified User – Online

Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Office Specialist: Word

SKILLS

TRD100 Trade Safety & Construction Basics

HVC102 Introduction to HVAC

HVC103 Heating and Cooling

HVC104 Venting and Ducting

HVC105 HVAC Electrical

HVC106 Diagnostics and Maintenance

HVC107 Hydronics

HVC108 Troubleshooting

HVC109 Commercial and Industrial

HVC110 Air Quality and Energy Conservation

HVC111 System Design and Construction

HVC112 Crew Leadership and Placement

Skills

Hours: Theory 60 / Laboratory 20 / Total 60 / Quarter Credits 7.0 / Outside Hours 20 / Prerequisites: None

This course includes information on general safety regarding awareness, tool safety, load, posture, signage, material handling, and environmental concerns. Emphasis on OSHA guidelines, as well as proper personal safety equipment. This course will also provide instruction on basic mathematics, terminology, symbols, graphics, measurement systems and tools for reading and interpreting prints, mechanical drawings, assembly drawings, detail drawings, and fabrication guidelines. This course will utilize both in-class and out-of-class learning activities to achieve course objectives.

Hours: Theory 70 / Laboratory 10 / Total 80 / Quarter Credits 7.5 / Outside Hours 20 / Prerequisites: None

This course covers the basic principles of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Students will discuss HVAC safety, licensure, and EPA guidelines as well as trade-related math and basic electricity. This course will utilize both in-class and out-of-class learning activities to achieve course objectives.

Hours: Theory 30 / Laboratory 50 / Total 80 / Quarter Credits 5.5 / Outside Hours 20 / Prerequisites: None

This course will cover the fundamentals of heating and cooling air. Students will discuss air movement, air measurement and basic system design. This course will utilize both in-class and out-of-class learning activities to achieve course objectives.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 60 / Total 80 / Quarter Credits 5.0 / Outside Hours 20 / Prerequisites: None

Students will be introduced to materials that move air, fumes, and/or water (vapor) to and from HVAC systems. Students will work with a variety of tools and materials needed to construct these venting and ducting systems. This course will utilize both in-class and out-of-class learning activities to achieve course objectives.

Hours: Theory 30 / Laboratory 50 / Total 80 / Quarter Credits 5.5 / Outside Hours 20 / Prerequisites: None

This course will introduce students to transformers, single-phase and three-phase power distribution, capacitors, induction motors, and compressors. Students will study installation, service, and repair procedures. This course will utilize both in-class and out-of-class learning activities to achieve course objectives.

Hours: Theory 50 / Laboratory 30 / Total 80 / Quarter Credits 6.5 / Outside Hours 20 / Prerequisites: None

This course will cover maintenance-related materials, guidelines for inspection, maintenance schedules, adjustments, and information on inspection requirements for equipment. Students will be introduced to metering and monitoring equipment used to evaluate HVAC systems. The course will cover leak detection, recovery, evacuation, and charging. This course will utilize both in-class and out-of-class learning activities to achieve course objectives.

Hours: Theory 30 / Laboratory 50 / Total 80 / Quarter Credits 5.5 / Outside Hours 20 / Prerequisites: None

This course will cover residential and commercial hydronic systems. Topics such as safe operation, properties of water, and pressure will be covered. Material will cover both hot water heating and chilled water cooling. This course will utilize both in-class and out-of-class learning activities to achieve course objectives.

Hours: Theory 50 / Laboratory 30 / Total 80 / Quarter Credits 6.5 / Outside Hours 20 / Prerequisites: None

This course will provide guidance related to troubleshooting heating and cooling systems. Additionally, techniques for evaluating, furnaces, boilers, and various air treatment accessories used with heating and cooling equipment, will be covered. This course will utilize both in-class and out-of-class learning activities to achieve course objectives.

Hours: Theory 60 / Laboratory 20 / Total 80 / Quarter Credits 7.0 / Outside Hours 20 / Prerequisites: None

This course will cover commercial application and use of heating/cooling systems and equipment. The course will cover refrigeration and airside systems. This course will utilize both in-class and out-of-class learning activities to achieve course objectives.

Hours: Theory 50 / Laboratory 30 / Total 80 / Quarter Credits 6.5 / Outside Hours 20 / Prerequisites: None

This course will cover principles, processes, and devices used to maintain air cleanliness and energy conservation. Heat recovery/reclaim devices, zoned systems, system controllers, and alternative energy sources will be covered. This course will utilize both in-class and out-of-class learning activities to achieve course objectives.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 40 / Total 80 / Quarter Credits 6.0 / Outside Hours 20 / Prerequisites: None

This course will cover procedures for startup and shutdown of HVAC systems. Short- and long-term shutdown, interpretation of construction drawings, and system design and specifications will be covered. This course will utilize both in-class and out-of-class learning activities to achieve course objectives.

Hours: Theory 62 / Laboratory 0 / Total 62 / Quarter Credits 6.0 / Outside Hours 15 / Prerequisites: Final course

This course covers basic leadership skills and explains different leadership styles, communication, delegating, and problem solving. Jobsite safety and the crew leader’s role in safety are discussed as well as project planning, scheduling, and estimating. This course will utilize both in-class and out-of-class learning activities to achieve course objectives.

CAREER TRAINING.YOU CAN TRUST

ACCREDITED

Southern Careers Institute is Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education.

APPROVED

Southern Careers Institute is Approved for training by The Texas Workforce Commission.

OUR GRADUATES HAVE BEENHIRED BY

Employers are not incentivized by Southern Careers Institute (SCI) to hire our graduates. Employers are not incentivized to review or comment on the performance and outcomes of our graduates, or on SCI. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, and job prospects are not indicative of those for current and future students. SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.

THE NUMBERSSAY IT ALL

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Years Proudly Serving Texas Workforce
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Graduate Placement Rate
Southern Careers Institute Graduates Per Year
$ Million
Institution Grant Amounts Awarded to those who qualified

Southern Careers Institute (SCI) does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI. It is not required to attend SCI to attain a job or earn a certain salary in a field of employment. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indicative of those for future and current students.

As an accredited post-secondary institution, SCI has various federal financial assistance programs available for qualified students enrolled in SCI programs. This does not apply to seminar students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indictive of the possible job outcomes for future and current students. SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.

GET UP TO $4,500FOR YOUR FUTURE

Get up to $4500 in grants toward your career training at Southern Careers Institute.

As an accredited post-secondary institution, SCI has various federal financial assistance programs available for qualified students enrolled in SCI programs. This does not apply to seminar students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

HEAR FROM STUDENTSJUST LIKE YOU

Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indictive of the possible job outcomes for future and current students. SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.

KICKSTART YOUR CAREER.

We pay for your certification within 3 months of graduating.

1. Pick your certification

2. Take the certification exam within 3 months of graduation

3. We will pay for it!

FACT: TODAY'S EMPLOYERSNEED YOUR SKILLS

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Occupation Code:49-9021

Location Mean Annual Wage
Austin $52,360
Brownsville-Harligen $38,710
Corpus Christi $48,640
Pharr $44,090
San Antonio North & South $50,170
Waco $46,280

Southern Careers Institute (SCI) does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI. It is not required to attend SCI to attain a job or earn a certain salary in a field of employment. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indicative of those for future and current students. 

Displayed salaries and job outlook data do not reflect the prospects of Southern Careers Institute graduates’ job placement outcomes and starting salaries. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment data, job prospects, and salary data sourced for (insert specific metro and job page) does not reflect data applicable to entry-level positions.

FINANCIAL AID. THE SIMPLE WAY.

We're here to make sure you can afford the career training you need. Our combination of grants, scholarships, loans, work-study, military, and Veteran education benefits are here to ensure a stress-free experience that works around your finances.

As an accredited post-secondary institution, SCI has various federal financial assistance programs available for qualified students enrolled in SCI programs. This does not apply to seminar students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

FREQUENTLY ASKEDQUESTIONS

We give students an alternative to expensive, four-year degrees that are becoming less valuable. In today’s changing economy, employers are looking for specific skills from candidates who they can hire with confidence. We empower your future with flexible and affordable career training that pays for itself.

It happens! At Southern Careers Institute, we’ve had countless students who’ve been out of school, and we provide an encouraging atmosphere to help you feel comfortable re-entering an educational environment as well as offering the support needed to re-adjust.

Southern Careers Institute provides you with the training you need to sit for certifications in chosen careers. From our Medical Assistant training program, Medical Billing and coding Specialist program, Pharmacy Technician program, Business Accounting Specialist program, HVAC program, or any other educational program available.

Our programs come from the relationships we’ve built with employers to ensure they’re exactly what they need in high-demand industries that need workers. In addition, we prepare you to sit and pass your certification exam(s), set you up inside SCI Connect to match you with potential employers and offer career services.
Absolutely. As an accredited school, we participate in many financial aid programs and available grants to make your education more affordable. Contact us today and our financial aid officers will explain the process and answer all of your questions.
We have experienced financial aid officers at each campus ready to help you with all your needs. Upon your personal interview, a financial aid officer can determine which financial aid programs you qualify for.

Click here or call 1.833.SCI.TEXAS today to speak with one of our admissions representatives, who will be happy to schedule an appointment to answer all of your questions and help match your personality to a specific career path.

Yes. Southern Careers Institute is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. Council on Occupational Education 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325 Atlanta, GA 30350 (770) 396-3898 or (800) 917-2081
Our students must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English. At this time, programs are not offered in any language other than English.
If you are a student transferring from another school, you must provide a transcript and detailed course descriptions for review prior to starting school. Please be advised that the acceptance of credits from another school/state board is at the sole discretion of Southern Careers Institute.
Course completion varies by program but averages 36-48 weeks.
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