HVAC Technician Level 1

After completing Construction Fundamentals (such as construction math, tool safety, and job site safety), the course then moves into curriculum specific to the HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) trade and covers building codes, pipe fittings, diagnosing malfunctions, and air duct systems. It includes hands-on experience and instruction about aspects of HVAC systems for commerical, industrial and residential buildings. Participants sit for their Environmental Protection Agency 608 Universal exam (parts I, II and III) during the program. Participants obtain their OSHA 10 certification during the program and applicants apply for their HVAC Registered ACR Technician License from the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration (TDLR). 

Past graduates have begun their careers at companies such as White Lodging, JGW Industrials, Bankhead Contracting, Southwest Mechanical, Transwestern Property Management Company, and CoolMasters.

2019 HVAC Program (in partnership with Austin Career Institute) details:

The HVAC program through Skillpoint Alliance and Austin Career Institute (ACI) will be a 9 1/2 month part-time program to prepare individuals to become Commercial HVAC Technicians. Graduates will receive the OSHA 10 certification and EPA 608 Universal (upon passing exam), and apply for the TDLR HVAC Technician license. The first portion of the program will be offered by Skillpoint for 14 weeks as a morning or afternoon class option. The next phase of the program is 7 1/2 months will be offered at ACI’s North Austin office three days per week, in conjunction with the student’s work schedule (morning, afternoon or night classes).  

Program Eligibility: 

  • <200% Federal Poverty Line 
  • Proof of Right to Work in the US
  • GED or HS Diploma 
  • Proficiency in English Reading & Math

Individuals who meet the minimum eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply, our admissions team will contact you within 5-7 business days to begin the interviewing process.