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Highly skilled heating, ventilation, air-conditioning mechanics are always needed. However, acquiring the necessary skills to succeed in this rewarding field requires the right training. An Associate of Applied Science in Trades Management —Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Degree from Vista College will not only give you the technical training you need, it will also provide you with essential business management skills to advance your career.

Receive an in-depth education which will prepare you to seek work in the HVAC industry in a streamlined, hands-on classroom environment. By attending classes during the day or evening, you can earn your associate degree in Trades Management – HVAC in as little as 70 weeks* if you’re enrolled full-time.

*Based on successful, full-time enrollment

What Does a HVAC Associate Degree Involve?

  • Financial analysis
  • Brazing
  • Sheet metal fabrication
  • Crew management

While the demand for HVAC technicians is increasing, employers aren’t always looking to hire technicians. Instead, they’re looking for skilled and educated HVAC professionals whose business knowledge is as sound as their technical skills. HVAC professionals must be able to multi-task, solve complex problems, and make strategic decisions in addition to being able to work on HVAC equipment and systems that have the latest technology.

Our HVAC associate degree program will give you the knowledge you need to look for a position as a technician in the HVAC industry. Our well-rounded curriculum will also prepare you to seek employment in other crucial roles as well such as manager, supervisor, or business advisor. HVAC service providers aren’t the only companies hiring people who have an HVAC education. Opportunities exist in production and distribution as well.

At Vista College, we keep class sizes relatively small so that all our students can benefit from personalized instruction from teachers who possess practical experience in their field. You will also gain the “hands-on” experience you need to be an immediate asset to employers.

What Skills Should a HVAC Associate Degree Program Provide?

You will benefit from a well-rounded educational experience that will demonstrate to potential employers that you bring more to the table than just solid mechanical skills. Instead, you will be viewed as someone who can be a valuable long-term asset to any company in a number of areas.

  • Create and analyze financial statements
  • Provide customer service
  • Perform a breakeven analysis
  • Solder
  • Apply HVAC concepts regarding electricity, refrigeration, and more

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