Want to work in a
truly essential business?
Launch a career, not just a job.
8 Weeks to Complete
Students enjoy the speed, focus, and thorough learning that comes from an immersive two-month training program covering heating, air conditioning installation, and maintenance.
HVAC technicians earn an average salary of $48,630 per year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (June 2022).
Throughout the eight weeks, you will have the opportunity to earn four nationally recognized HVAC industry certifications that are permanent evidence of your new skills.
Your career is a click away.
The HVAC industry is essential and continues to grow nationwide. Every home, apartment, office building and commercial property needs some form of good cooling and heating. In just eight short weeks, you could start a challenging career using your skills and cutting-edge technology to make a difference for your customers.
Learn how you might benefit from great programs from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the Department of Labor (DOL).
Quality Hands-on Instruction
At ForgeNow, we know you “learn by doing” and so over 50% of your program is hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art labs. At just 8 weeks our programs are significantly shorter than other HVAC programs at institutions of higher learning.
Certifications That Matter
One reward for your hard work will be the opportunity to earn multiple nationally recognized industry certifications. This is a truly valuable asset in building your career.
A Brand New Set of Tools
Yes, we literally provide each student their own set of HVAC tools and a pair of top-quality work boots to make sure you are ready to go on Day 1.
Hands-on, Job Specific
The HVAC program consists of 148 lecture hours and 192 lab/clinic hours working under the tutelage of our industry expert instructors. Each day you’ll develop new confidence at your craft. The week-by-week program looks like this:
This class offers a well-rounded introduction to the key components that support a safe and successful career in the field of HVAC as a maintenance technician.
EPA 608: Preparing for the Exam
This course introduces students to various HVAC system applications and EPA Section 608.
This class builds upon the Student’s knowledge of refrigeration and performing residential maintenance by diagnosing mechanical issues on equipment that the Student is performing maintenance on.
AC Maintenance 101
This class builds upon the Student’s knowledge of refrigeration and performing residential maintenance by diagnosing mechanical issues on equipment that the student is performing maintenance on.
AC Maintenance 102
This class is a deeper dive into refrigeration and performing residential maintenance by diagnosing mechanical issues on equipment.
This class builds upon the foundational knowledge of the maintenance call process when performing maintenance on residential gas furnaces, heat pumps, and electric air handlers.
Troubleshooting Residential HVAC
This course is practical in-service experience HVAC functions of the profession as assistants.
This portion of the HVAC Maintenance Technician Program will allow students to actively re-enact/ demonstrate practical application of skills learned.
18 Years of Age
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to apply.
High School Diploma or a recognized equivalent such as a G.E.D. or higher level of education, successful completion or the equivalent of one full-time academic semester (12 academic semester hours) or academic quarter (18 academic quarter hours) at an accredited college, university, or other postsecondary schools, or Ability to Benefit Assessment: the Wonderlic high school equivalency test with a passing score.
Applicants must complete an interview with an admissions counselor.
Students must make arrangements with financial aid to successfully and fully fund their education.