Want to work in a
truly essential business?


Launch a career, not just a job.

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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. A 7-week light commercial curriculum is coming soon.

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Competitive Salary

HVAC technicians earn an average salary of $50,590 per year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Valuable Certifications

The HVAC industry is one of the fastest growing job markets and offers long-term job security for trained technicians. Upon graduation, you’ll receive your diploma plus two 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.


Program Features

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Innovative Programs

Learn how you might benefit from great programs from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the Department of Labor (DOL).

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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.

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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.

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A Brand New Set of Tools

Yes, we literally give 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:

Week 1

Construction Basics

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.

Week 2

EPA 608: Preparing for the Exam

This course introduces students to various HVAC system applications  and EPA Section 608.

Week 3

Support Technician

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.

Week 4

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.

Week 5

AC Maintenance 102

This class is a deeper dive into refrigeration and performing residential maintenance by diagnosing mechanical issues on equipment.

Week 6

Residential Heating

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.

Week 7

Troubleshooting Residential HVAC

This course is practical in-service experience HVAC functions of the profession as assistants.

Week 8

Lab Practical

This portion of the HVAC Maintenance Technician Program will allow students to actively re-enact/ demonstrate practical application of skills learned.

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Application Process

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18 Years of Age

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to apply.

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Entrance Assessment

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.

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Admissions Interview

Applicants must complete an interview with an admissions counselor.

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Students must make arrangements with financial aid to successfully and fully fund their education.

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