3 Traits of a Good HVAC Technician

A career as a heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC) technician is a great decision with many benefits. However, it takes a someone with specific traits to become an HVAC mechanic. Here are 3 core traits of a HVAC Technician:

High Safety Standards

A HVAC Technician needs to be aware that he holds the safety of himself and others in his hands. There are various safety hazards associated with the repair with heating, ventilation and cooling systems. A good technician has a complete knowledge if systems and controls and how to prevent accidents when inspecting and troubleshooting potential issues.

Customer Service Skills

A big part of being a HVAC Servicing technician is interacting with clients and customers. You must have the communication skills to accurately describe and communicate issues and what needs to be done to fix them. A HVAC repairman must have a good repour to ensure the clients trust in their skills.  

Strong Work Ethic

An HVAC Technician is likely to be called at any time of day or night, especially during times of emergency servicing. You must be able to see a job through and have the stamina and determination to fix the problem correctly. 

Do you have what it takes to be an HVAC technician?

If you would like to get HVAC training, we’d love to hear from you. For more information about the HVAC/R Service Technician program at CCNN, please contact us or call 775.241.4445

What’s a career that’s recession-proof, constantly in demand and exploding with new opportunities with each passing year? No, this isn’t a riddle. The simple answer is that the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry is – pardon the pun – heating up for those with the proper skills and training.

The numbers tell a story of staggering growth. HVAC is now an $88 billion global industry, and it has seen an annual growth rate nearing 5 percent a year for each of the past five years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 300,000 Americans work in HVAC/R service technician jobs alone.

There’s hardly a place in the world that doesn’t need installation and regular maintenance of heating or air conditioning units. And, as the technology surrounding the HVAC industry becomes more complex, those with proper certification and understanding of this technology will be in the driver’s seat for a successful career.

Career College of Northern Nevada’s HVAC/R Service Technician Program

All of which makes the HVAC/R Service Technician program at Career College of Northern Nevada the perfect path for entry into this dynamic, growing field. Our HVAC/R training and certification courses give you a hands-on deep dive on everything you need to find success in an HVAC service technician job.

The courses are designed to give you nine months (36 weeks) of HVAC/R service technician coursework in the fundamentals of HVAC/R, electrical theory and application and the specifics of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Once you complete CCNN’s HVAC/R training and certification courses, you’ll become eligible to take the EPA section 608 certification test.

Not only will you gain knowledge about heating and air conditioning systems, but you’ll learn about other aspects of the job, including working with customers, software and more. Some of our HVAC/R courses include Technical Writing, Computer Fundamentals for the Trade, Customer Relations. For more details, visit our online catalog of CCNN courses.

We’d like to say congrats to recent HVAC graduate Johnny Poland. He was hired at Lake Appliance Repair.

“Through all of my schooling (Junior College & 3 Universities) CCNN WAS THE BEST!- The teaching staff & facilities, CCNN has become a family for me. I am CCNN!” said Johnny.

A Family Approach At CCNN

All the training offered by CCNN helps set the stage for a thriving career in HVAC and related fields. And, if you’re worried about being just another number at CCNN, don’t be. As CCNN Admissions Director Maria Clark says, “our culture is a family environment. Former students come back all the time to tell us how they’re doing. They’re so happy. They can’t believe they got the job they landed and it’s all due to their hard work at CCNN.”

So, are you ready to get started in a new HVAC career? Contact us today to learn more or take the quiz to see if CCNN is right for you.

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