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Chris Walters’ Method
Chris Walters has 38 years experience and is a State Subject Matter Expert
in air conditioning and heating!
Chris Walters, the director and an instructor at The Training Center of Air Conditioning & Heating, teaches true-to-life skills that will enable graduates to find work in the HVAC industry. Every class mimics real-world experiences and encourages active participation with each student. The program is 14 weeks covering 16 subjects that are taught in small class settings to allow for more interaction and one-on-one instructor time. Discover how we can help turn your life around by clicking the button to learn more.
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by John Lain
I recently visited with Chris Walters, founder of The Training Center of Air Conditioning & Heating. The facilities are state of the art, and the integrity and commitment of Chris Walters to his students is unsurpassed. Graduates of The Training Center of Air Conditioning & Heating will be prepared and ready to immediately participate and contribute.
It is my honor and privilege to wholeheartedly endorse The Training Center of Air Conditioning & Heating.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Long is The Course?
This course will take 14 weeks to complete 16 subjects. This is accomplished from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, or 5:30 -9:30 pm, Monday through Thursday–no classes on Fridays. There are three courses offered per year; Spring class beginning in January, Summer class beginning in May, and Fall class beginning in September.
Want to learn more about our courses? View the HVAC classes page.
What is The Main Teaching Method?
Hands-on is the short but important answer. Mr. Walters, the school’s Director, has seen many technicians over his 30-year career that did not get enough hands-on training or teaching. Many of these students came with certificates and made excellent grades. These same technicians had never touched some of the most basic components and instead spent most of the time in classrooms. Our facility is one big shop setting. You sit at workbenches and use tools every day. There will be lecture and class instructions, but almost all of it is followed by practical examples.
Interested in hearing more about our unique teaching experience? Learn more by viewing the Chris Walters Method page.
What are The Class Sizes?
The facility and the course were designed to teach a small teacher to student ratio. Class sizes will not exceed 18 students.
What Can I Expect To Learn?
The air conditioning and heating technician training program is a comprehensive course designed to teach students the skills and techniques required for entry-level employment into the residential and light commercial, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) field. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to install, service, and maintain typical air conditioning and heating systems found in the southern environment of the United States. Graduates may find suitable entry-level employment with air conditioning companies, building maintenance departments, high rise building engineering departments, or other employment where HVAC skills are required. Graduates will learn with class lecture, discussion, and with hands-on experience in lab environments. They will also be exposed to a variety of actual equipment and mock-up situations designed to prepare them for fieldwork.