HVAC Training in San Antonio

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HVAC Training: San Antonio and It’s Market

With a career in HVAC, you will never be bored. No sitting around in an office, shuffling paperwork is involved; instead, you travel out to different homes and businesses around the city, installing, repairing, and maintaining a variety of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Professionals in HVAC are in great demand across the state, and San Antonio is no exception. In May 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were 1,820 HVAC mechanic and installer jobs in the San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan area. Better yet, that number is expected to rise at a faster rate than average for all jobs — at 21 percent between 2012 and 2022 nationwide.  

HVAC Businesses in San Antonio

There are several hundred HVAC businesses in San Antonio, meaning that there is a constant need for new talent. These HVAC companies offer a broad range of services, including equipment installation, duct care, seasonal maintenance, environmental assessments, and just about anything else related to indoor temperature control. Professionals enjoy a great diversity of work, but, no matter what duties you undertake, you can expect to earn around $19.58 per hour (or $40,740).  

How Seasonality Affects HVAC Work

HVAC technicians are in demand all year round, needed to complete different tasks according to the season. During the hot San Antonio summer days, work is often busiest, with home and business owners requiring urgent repairs to their air conditioning systems. However, most HVAC companies use the off-seasons to their advantage by marketing their checkups and routine procedures. These services can help people avoid serious problems and discomfort when they come to turn on their heating and cooling system only to find that it is not functioning properly.  

Programs to Prepare You for Work

To become an HVAC technician in San Antonio, you need to hold a certification, such as the HVAC, EPA, Green, R410A, Indoor Air Quality, TDLR ACR, NATE, or Preventative Maintenance certification. Any one of these qualifications shows employers that you have the training and skills necessary to perform at EPA standards, troubleshoot systems, interpret construction drawings, and more.   HVAC training in San Antonio will prepare you to take a certification exam through academic study combined with hands-on training. Many trade schools also offer career services after graduation to help you build your resume, set you up with potential employers, and provide tips to ensure that you succeed in your interviews. There are always job openings in the HVAC industry for everyone from assistants to experienced technicians. Attending a certification program could be the gateway into a secure career, even leading you to one day open your own HVAC company.

What SCI Students Are Saying

“I made a complete career change when I started my training at Southern Careers Institute. I needed a stable career to continue providing for my growing family. SCI provided me with the medical terminology and know how that I needed to understand and acquire a career in the medical field. SCI taught me that it doesn’t matter where you are in life right now; you always have room to advance and learn.”

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Denise S.
Medical Assistant

“I am extremely grateful for the assistance I received from SCI’s Career Services team. I enjoy where I work and what I do. SCI has helped me succeed in life by getting me the necessary education and by making me a stronger and more confident person.”

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Raquel S.

“Once I graduated from SCI, I had a sense of accomplishment that helped me through the job search process. SCI provided me with the opportunity to brush up on my skills, extend my accounting knowledge, and they boosted my self-confidence. I went to work two days after my last day of school.”

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Annette D.
Business Accounting

“When my youngest child graduated from high school, I told my husband that it was my time. I went back to school to change careers after spending 37 years in the business field. At SCI, the instructors are professional, and they care about what they are teaching you, as well as expect you to give 100% in return. I had problems understanding how to draw in syringes and give injections. I requested extra help from a knowledgeable instructor, and I was able to receive one-on-one training. Today, I draw injections for approximately 100 patients each week. I am very confident in what I’ve learned. SCI has given me the chance to do what I always wanted to do. Thank you for my education. I am doing wonderful.”

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Bonnie M
Medical Assistant

“I am now a certified Lab Tech. SCI helped me get an externship, and I came out with a job. After my little sister had cancer, I knew I wanted a career in the medical field that allowed me to help others. I am happy about what I do.”

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Sidney B
Medical Assistant

“The best place ever!! Ms.Tonia rocks she is the best teacher… I love going to school my time there is amazing.”

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Andrea Garcia

“Southern Careers went beyond my expectations. Very impressed. The assistance I got from Career Services is truly amazing. They really went out of their way to get me placed. They really care and I am grateful to all of them.”

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Olga C.

“Southern Careers Institute totally surpassed my expectations. Once I finished school, the Career Services team helped me find a job. I would tell anyone thinking about starting career training that you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. I wish I would have started my training sooner.”

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Valerie D.

“I am very happy with where I am and where I’m going. Through high school, I struggled with math. When I came to SCI, I enrolled in the Business Accounting Specialist program to see if I could do it. SCI provided me with the accounting skills I needed to help me find a career. Now, I have an amazing career and room to grow in the company.”

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Crystal H.
Business Accounting

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