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Classes Start January 14, 2020
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Our new 10-week program is offered four times every year with morning and evening options. View the list below to see the upcoming HVAC class dates and times.

July 11th, 2022 thru September 15th, 2022 – (In Progress)
October 3rd, 2022 thru December 15th, 2022 (AM, MID & PM)

AM: 8:00am – 11:00am
MID: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
PM: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Ready to sign-up? Begin the process by calling us or filling out the contact form. To visit our school, contact us for a tour or to sit in on one of our HVAC classes.  Note that we are ADA Compliant.

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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 10 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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With our hands-on approach to training, you will gain in-depth knowledge that will enable you to immediately find work upon graduation.

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Upcoming Courses

The 10-week program consists of 16 subjects and flexible hours offered Monday-Thursday.

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Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about our air conditioning and heating program.

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We are a proctor test site for required exams in the HVAC industry.

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Professional Endorsement
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.

44 years of HVACR experience including 10 years of TDLR. Retired Compliance Division Program Manager, Cheif Mechanical Inspector for the State of Texas, Department of Licensing and Regulation.

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Testimonials

Google Rating
4.9
Based on 161 reviews
Facebook Rating
5.0
Based on 14 reviews
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This school is Amazing. They get straight to the point with no time wasted. These guys will help you get your TDLR and your Universal EPA. Not only that they will find you a job! Now what more can you ask for?
Jonathan Seah
Jonathan Seah
00:32 18 Dec 21
This program is a great, whether you have zero experience or you have some work under your belt already. If you show up, pay attention, and ask questions when you need to, you’re guaranteed to “level up” your HVACing abilities so to speak. It’s important to realize that while the content can be dense at times, the fundamentals are fundamental for a reason; they are completely necessary, and this school does a great job at conveying that. The instructors are knowledgeable and well versed, and they were able to explain some of those tougher subjects in a way that was digestible.When you graduate, your resume will look much more attractive to prospective employers. It may be difficult to find your “dream” job right after finishing the program, as nothing happens overnight usually. But with some market research and personal evaluation, it is relatively easy to find opportunities. The main variable is your ability to present yourself and demonstrate that you are a dependable person.There’s no school that can teach you everything because no one person knows everything there is to know about HVAC, but this school can definitely put you ahead of the learning curve, as well as prepare you for your journey of developing your craft. Stop by, check out the school and use your own judgment. Good luck!
Asa Spade
Asa Spade
03:53 16 Jan 22
The amount of knowledge and hands on experience that the staff at The Training Center of Air Conditioning & Heating provided was immense. I would highly recommend this course if you are looking into learning about air conditioning and Heating. Chris and Shane are extremely knowledgeable in the subject and are going to make sure you learn the most you can if you want to. I had a great experience attending this Training Center.
Robert McKinley
Robert McKinley
01:52 18 Mar 22
I attended The Training Center from January to March of 2022. Within a week of graduating, I landed a job as an HVAC Technician. My current employer hired me on the spot, based upon their knowledge of the expertise taught at the Training Center.Chris Walters has put together a realistic curriculum. You will learn what you need to know to be successful without all the fluff! The hands-on approach in the classroom is top notch and Shane instructs the class, covering every possible contingency encountered in the field. In fact, in many cases, I know more about certain topics than techs with 5 years experience or more! Every week, a different subject is taught in a lab setting, where you will build, test and learn how each part of an HVAC system works, as well as how to troubleshoot, diagnose and fix the system.Kathy, in the office, will make you feel like one of the family and will make sure you have all the information you need to get started.I will be starting my own HVAC business when I get my license, and will be sending my wife through the program before we launch!KUDOS to the team at The Training Center! You have changed our lives and we are so grateful!Thanks for the memories!You guys are the BEST!!Bob Drazba
Bob Drazba
Bob Drazba
01:25 15 Aug 22
The Best Hvac School, Learn the Trade super Easy and Fast, They Have a Great Teaching Method, Hands On Traning They Found Me a Job Right Away.
Erik Vazquez
Erik Vazquez
12:27 06 Jul 22
Had such a great experience wile taking this class had fun while learning. Learned a lot in 10 weeks. It was will worth it!!
Brigette Reveles
Brigette Reveles
14:20 17 Jun 22
amazing school of air conditioning and heatingand amazing people as well. you won’t regret coming here. - Tyler
Indigo Warrior
Indigo Warrior
19:55 22 Mar 22
I took the night class session in the first half of 2022 to fit it with my work schedule. And I learned a lot. We got three leads who visited that Shane told us about, along with sheets of companies that they hire by. I gave those 3 leads a call and emailed my resume. Had interviews from all of them and now I'm hired by one of them at the moment. Sometimes it's hard to pay attention when you've had a long day, but he's very generous about his teaching and giving you the time when you have questions. Shane is also a very personable and fun to be around, overall amazing instructor. Thank you for have a program that was affordable and short-winded enough to get me into the field with job in a new career. I'm very grateful. I recommend this to anyone who wants to try their luck at HVAC.
John Duong
John Duong
11:00 15 Mar 22
best school out there, the instructor are funny and helping at the same time. I would highly recommend this school, i learned more here than the school i was going to before
Chris Bello
Chris Bello
16:07 14 Mar 22
Whether you are a seasoned technician or completely new to the trade, this class will elevate your skills and equip you with the necessary knowledge for this industry. The instructors put together an outstanding curriculum and deliver the information exceptionally well. You will not be disappointed!
Blake Mitchell
Blake Mitchell
03:40 06 Mar 22
Well taught, spent ten weeks and it left with more knowledge than I came with, it’s hard to believe that you can uptain such knowledge in such little time, but well worth it.
Josh Martinez
Josh Martinez
16:25 16 Dec 21
1: there is never a question ever asked that did not have a reasonable/ realistic answer given.2: there is time built into the course (about 3 to 4 weeks) available to RELEARN and be RETAUGHT if you did not get something through the first 10.3: lectures can be 3 hours but do not fall asleep because you might miss something important at any time. everything is taught extremely well and if you really paid attention, you will be in and out of the labs quickly due to understanding granted by such meticulous teaching.Shane and Chris where the two instructorsEmployer could tell I was top tier just by looking at my resume. I handed out a single resume to the top company I wanted to work at, and was scheduled for ride along in under a week.Day one of job pursuit, place resume on AC companies deskDay two, interview scheduledDay three, interview. First ride along scheduled (during the interview) for the coming weekfrom the perspective of someone who was taught their whole life to go to college and get a job, if you are searching for something to learn that will get you somewhere and life, look no further. no more learning excess material you will never need for a job you might not keep. you will be recession proof.Cody
Buttered Toast
Buttered Toast
02:07 10 Apr 21
This school is excellent. If you are interested in getting into the HVAC field, I totally recommend this place. I didn't have any knowledge of HVAC prior to me attending, and know I understand completely how everything thing works and how to correctly troubleshoot. Chris Walters is a very smart guy and is EXTREMELY knowledgeable, from his many years in the field. I attended the morning class and my instructor Shane Mauldin did a great job educating us, and giving advise for our future careers.
Andy R
Andy R
22:58 12 Dec 19
Very hands on school, super beneficial. Within the course you will learn almost everything there is to know about hvac. I would highly recommend this place if your interested in getting into the business or just want to know as much as possible about it
Makay Higgins
Makay Higgins
15:29 11 Dec 19
Attended a free session for homeowners that presented a wealth of information on how to get competent HVAC service that is fairly priced. Chris did an excellent job of presenting a lot of really useful material that would benefit any homeowner. It was 2 hours very well spent by those of us who attended. He is not selling anything, but just seems dedicated to educating consumers on how to get the most out of whatever money they have to spend on HVAC. My thanks to Chris for doing this.
Charles Beam
Charles Beam
03:43 25 Aug 19
I attended a Saturday morning homeowner's seminar. It may have been the best short course I've ever attended; full of useful information, practical advice, and exposure to the real equipment in the training workshop.The information about R-22 system maintenance and possible replacement refrigerants vs. whole system change out for R-410A alone may save me thousands of dollars over the next few years.
Bruce Lundberg
Bruce Lundberg
22:34 20 Aug 19
I attended a two-hour homeowner's class the school offered this morning. Chris was the instructor and very knowledgeable with lots of show-and -tell. It was all wonderful!
Greg F
Greg F
21:47 10 Aug 19
I love coming to the school and enjoy every minute of class. The instructors are very articulate and they keep your attention with their ways of teaching. They always make you feel welcomed and no questions are dumb. They show you the right way to be successful in this business. I have learned a lot and excited to get started. I recommend this school for anyone and even if you are not in the least experienced, to take this class and you will be impressed and impressed with yourself after you completed the 14 week program.
David Davila
David Davila
01:26 19 Apr 19
Moved down here from Lubbock Texas. And Wass looking for a different trade to start here in Houston. Started looking in Google and reviews and saw this school and thought it would be perfect to get life started for me and my family. Started class and thought this place is Amazing. Instructors here are there by your side 24/7 while you are here. I wouldn't wanna pick any other school than this one. Thank God for these amazing people and for all the hands on experience I've been through.
Elijah Gallegos
Elijah Gallegos
23:28 18 Apr 19
Moved down here from Lubbock Texas. And Wass looking for a different trade to start here in Houston. Started looking in Google and reviews and saw this school and thought it would be perfect to get life started for me and my family. Started class and thought this place is Amazing. Instructors here are there by your side 24/7 while you are here. I wouldn't wanna pick any other school than this one. Thank God for these amazing people and for all the hands on experience I've been through.
Elijah Gallegos
Elijah Gallegos
23:28 18 Apr 19
I had an awesome experience with this school! All the teaching is done with hands on training so you experience it right then and there. Our instructor David Dooley is very knowledgeable of the trade and does a great job of breaking things down so they are easy to understand! The rest of the staff Chris, Shane, Kathy and April are all great as well!
Greg Flint
Greg Flint
21:44 18 Apr 19
I had an awesome experience with this school! All the teaching is done with hands on training so you experience it right then and there. Our instructor David Dooley is very knowledgeable of the trade and does a great job of breaking things down so they are easy to understand! The rest of the staff Chris, Shane, Kathy and April are all great as well!
Greg Flint
Greg Flint
21:44 18 Apr 19
When I came for a tour of the school I knew I was going to enroll simply because of how Chris was very detailed on what they teach and how hands on the school is. I had Shane as my instructor really good instructor he makes class fun but also very knowledgeable about the trade. Most definitely recommend checking this school out before any other !
joe sanchez
joe sanchez
15:07 18 Apr 19
This hvac program has changed my life in a positive way. The hands on approach is what i really like about the school. The instructors Shane and Chris are very attentive and will work on a one on one basis to make sure you understand the process. The entire staff has been very helpful and all have a great attitude. I highly recommend this training center!?
Mark Abbott
Mark Abbott
14:00 18 Apr 19
Awesome school! Great hands on training! Office staff are very helpful and the atmosphere is team oriented. We learned as a class as opposed to individuals! Our instructor was Shane! Very knowledgeable, patient and hilarious to say the least. You have fun while you learn. Repetition is key, and you will get plenty of that here. Chris is a walking H-Vac system! You will be blown away by the knowledge that this school provides.Very coordinated and informal. DO NOT! Submit to a school before checking these guys out. I almost made the same mistake!
Gods Plan
Gods Plan
05:48 18 Apr 19
I came with no knowledge at all of HVAC , Now in my last week of school I can proudly say that i can do everything from diagnose the unit , wiring a condenser or furnace , charge a unit , take the superheat and supercool , Do a pump down or a full recovery and a lot of other things , It's a hands-on school so don't expect to be in your workbook all class , The environment is very friendly and the instructors take the time on explaining everything , Overall is the best HVAC school you could invest your time and money in , It is really worth it and I fully recommended.
Felipe Espinoza
Felipe Espinoza
17:53 19 Dec 18
Even some experience, I still walked away with more knowledge then I could've imagined. Thanks Mr Dooley for the great experiences.
Chris Vu
Chris Vu
00:45 14 Dec 18
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Frequently Asked Questions

HOW LONG IS THE TRAINING CENTER OF AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING COURSE?

This course will take 10 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 AT THE TRAINING CENTER OF AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING?

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 AT THE TRAINING CENTER OF AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING?

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 AT THE TRAINING CENTER OF AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING?

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.