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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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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.

-John Lain, retired Compliance Division Program Manager & Chief Mechanical Inspector for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

44 years of HVACR experience including 10 years of TDLR. The retired Compliance Division Program Manager and Chief Mechanical Inspector for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

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Based on 161 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
1639787556
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
1647568370
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
1642305200
Concise, simple, and you know the ins and outs using Chris Walter’s method. Knowing what every part does and seeing the inner parts cut open give you a deeper understanding it’s use case, lifespan, and troubleshooting than just knowing it’s purpose.Great course and went by quicker than I thought. Shane’s an approachable and friendly instructor who you can always learn from his lectures and stories. H went through the ins and outs of everything and every question, and whatever you’re a little iffy on you can spend the remaining free days working on whatever you want and ask questions. No man left behind.
Andrew Dinh
Andrew Dinh
1699474525
This school was such a great experience , that it hardly felt like school. It was a good mix of hands on and also very relevant knowledge that we need to know every day . None of it felt useless and every lesson felt vital , I wish I could keep coming back.
nain melgar
nain melgar
1693009033
I attended Chris’s class back in 2015. Believe he was just starting his training school. For me was more of a refresher course as I got certified in trade school that took 2 years and learned more in his class that actually stuck. Hands on experience in life situational simulations allowed me to retain the knowledge needed. I spent 3 years with couple different ac companies in Galveston. In 2018 one of the largest ac companies in panhandle of Florida Peaden recruited me as a service tech and still with them today in fact I am now the hvac install manager in ft Walton beach. I strongly believe without Chris’s knowledge and direction I would not be where I am today. I recommend this school to anyone whether zero experience or needing to brush up on current knowledge. Thanks Chris!!!
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
1686500445
I had zero experience or had some experience from the beginning; either way, I came to learn about the trade, and I enjoyed the knowledge that Shane & Chris taught us. I recommend this school for those who really wants to learn about HVAC, and opening a new chapter in their life. There’s secrets that you’re not going to be taught elsewhere, so apply and learn it all!P.S I’m very humble cause Chris is envy of my certificate thru that picture!#2022
Dai Weakstuff
Dai Weakstuff
1671172246
Great experience all around attending this school. Thought I had a good handle on HVAC until I took this class and man I realized I didn’t know much. In my experience, Shane was the primary teacher. He did a great job making me and others feel included even when most of us didn’t know each other prior. The class has MANY opportunities for hands on work and if you take those opportunities and pay attention, you will find success. I drove nearly 1000 miles to attend this 10 week class. Found a job as a service tech. apprentice thanks to their resources in job searching. If you’re serious about the HVAC field this is a great option for education.
Dalton K
Dalton K
1667445686
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
1660526720
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
1657110478
Had such a great experience wile taking this class had fun while learning. Learned a lot in 10 weeks. It was will worth it!!
amazing school of air conditioning and heatingand amazing people as well. you won’t regret coming here. - Tyler
Indigo Warrior
Indigo Warrior
1647978946
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
1647342038
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
1647274058
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
1646538026
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
1639671924
Don’t think twice enroll !!! And participate !!! That the world needs good techs!This was an amazing program with a great and patient (Expert) instructors answering questions as asked. Without a doubt I’m impressed with what I have learned in a short period of time both theory and hands on. Wish I would of made this choice 10 yrs ago. So fellas remember you always need heating and cooling/refrigeration!Pedro Sanchez
Pedro Sanchez
Pedro Sanchez
1625804509
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
1618020468
This is an awesome program! I took their course and am about to graduate. I came in knowing nothing about A/C or the HVAC I industry. Now I feel confident and comfortable enough to service almost any system. This place was a God send! Chris and Shane are awesome instructors and are open books when it comes to information. If you're looking to get into the HVAC industry, be sure to check this school out!
Daniel Gamboa
Daniel Gamboa
1596466942
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
1576191491
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
1576078181
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
1566704622
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
1566340498
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
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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
1555637218
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
1555630095
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
1555630094
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
1555623862
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
1555623861
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
1555600072
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
1555596054
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
1555566483
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
1545241994
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
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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.

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