More about the Career as a HVAC-R Technician

HVAC-R Technician Income statistics:
  • HVAC-R Technician Income statistics 2020 Median pay $24.32 per hour before overtime. License promotions as well as field sales positions, business ownership, and management opportunities available.
    Link to the US Bureau of Labor Statistic Website

  • What HVAC Technicians DO:
  • Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems. HVACR technicians work mostly in homes, schools, hospitals, office buildings, or factories.

  • How to Become a HVAC or Refrigeration Mechanic and Installer:
  • Because HVACR systems have become increasingly complex, employers generally prefer applicants with postsecondary training from an accredited training facility (ACI)
  • Our Graduates are qualify to apply for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) Registered ACR Technician License
  • Click here to apply for Registered ACR Technician License through TDLR

  • What our students say about our HVAC program:
  • Mat : I recently graduated from ACI’s 9-month HVAC certification school, and it was fantastic! Albert has almost more years experience in HVAC than I’ve been alive! He was very informative, plus we also had resources from multiple teachers, including Matt and Shawn. All the information they give you is all real-world stuff, based off of decades of experience in the field. About a month before graduating, I was EPA certified, TDLR certified, and had a full-time job lined up. They even helped me with my resume and getting a job. (which to be honest isn’t difficult, because places are hiring HVAC techs like crazy right now) Now I’m working full time, and started off with really good hourly pay + Overtime. Thank you Mr. Teacher Albert.... You are the man, Shawn!!!

  • Larry : I must say that the moment I spoke to Shawn Jamali over the phone in March of 2014, my life changed. He motivated me to come on in to show me what Austin Career Institute could do for my life. The training was awesome. The staff and also the things that the work force offered as well. The tools and the laptop gave us the ability to learn and graduate. The first class that he instructed and we are awesome. I jumped into remote command HVAC where I controlled units throughout different cities from a command center. I moved on from there using my Austin Career Institute's knowledge to land a job in the Artificial Intelligence Robotics field to drive and program self driving autonomous cars. I traveled the United States promoting the self driving technology while also performing trouble shooting and wiring techniques that I learned in school. I am continuing my journey in robotics as a technician with self driving forklifts. My journey has been amazing. I owe a huge thank you to Shawn and his amazing team. I'm forever grateful. Thanks.

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