by christheacman | Nov 3, 2020 | HVAC Classes, HVAC Education, The Chris Walters' Method
Many people may see a career in heating and air conditioning repair and installation as an enticing and interesting potential career choice. However, the commitment of actually enrolling in a trade school or taking an HVAC class, although more accommodating and far cheaper than a four-year college, is still a big step. For those on the fence, it may be too much if they don’t know exactly what they are getting into.
That is why at the Training Center of Heating and Air Conditioning, we offer a 3-hour HVAC class that anyone, even your friends and family, are welcome to sit in on completely free of charge. We think this opportunity creates the perfect environment for those interested, but unsure of the commitment, in beginning their career as an HVAC technician.
Here are some of the perks you get from joining us in one of these free 3-hour HVAC classes as you explore your options.
Who doesn’t like free stuff? Free means it won’t cost you anything except three hours of your time. In the long run, don’t you think three hours is a pretty reasonable investment if on the other side of the experience you come out ready to start a new career?
Let’s say after one session you decide the program isn’t for you. No big deal! All it cost you was a few hours of your time and no money out of your pocket.
Find out if HVAC is right for you
Starting a new career path can be intimidating. What if you start down the path and realize it actually isn’t that interesting to you, it isn’t what you thought it would be, or it just isn’t for you? By the time you figure that out, you may have already devoted a large amount of time and effort (not to mention money) into your career endeavors. The idea of pulling out and switching gears at that point may not be possible or back-breaking at the least.
Joining a free HVAC class at our training school gives you a chance to get a first-hand, crash-course experience and look at the world of becoming an HVAC technician. In the extensive time, you’ll spend in the classroom, you should be able to determine right then and there if HVAC is right for you without just making a blind leap of faith.
One-on-one with the instructor
During the course of your 3-hour free HVAC class, you won’t just have access to the classroom and the ability to sit in the training for the day, you’ll have one-on-one access to The Training Center of Heating and Air Conditioning instructor, Chris Walters and his over 40 years of experience in the heating and cooling industry.
There isn’t a situation he hasn’t seen or a question he hasn’t been asked. During your free session, you’ll have a chance to pick Chris’s brain and get the answers you are looking for as you determine if enrolling at the training center is right for you, questions about HVAC careers, or how we can help you get started.
So what do you think? Are you ready to get started? Our free 3-hour HVAC classes are the perfect way to get a taste for the education you’ll receive at the Training Center of Heating and Air Conditioning before you jump in headfirst.
Learn more or find out how to schedule your free session by calling 281.580.4239 today.
by christheacman | Sep 20, 2019 | HVAC Classes, The Chris Walters' Method
Thank you for considering The Training Center of Air Conditioning and Heating in your quest for HVAC training. If you have viewed our website or taken a tour of the facility, you probably already know what we have to offer that is unique to our program.
First of all, please know that we care about you and we intend to do everything to give you more than you expected. Once you pass through our doors, you become part of our club and we are here to help and guide you long after you graduate. Let us be the training center you need to start your HVAC career.
Common Questions & Answers
Even after a tour or browsing session on our website, you probably still have plenty of questions about The Training Center. We’ve compiled the most commonly asked questions we receive, along with their answers, here for your convenience:
- How are we different?
- What is a subject matter expert?
- Why was this school started?
- Is this class for you?
- Why learn the HVAC trade?
- What do our students say at graduation?
- Why should you contact us?
1) How Are We Different?
The class is designed to get the information and labs to you in the most efficient way possible and to use your time onsite most effectively. We are not about filling seats and adding more and more. We are about small class sizes and quality. We do not start students at random times, nor do we switch you to other trade classes in the middle of a course. We all start together and we all graduate together.
2) What is a Subject Matter Expert?
The state of Texas receives numerous applications for subject matter experts, outstanding leaders in their field, out of which only 4-5 experts are chosen annually. Chris Walters has been a continuously selected expert for a number of years and has not only maintained and worked on the class A license exam, but also asked to be part of the class B exam and to help develop a new technician certification exam. Positions like these come at the pinnacle of careers and are limited to applications that hold the highest license type.
3) Why Was This School Started?
Chris Walters started this school because none existed that met his needs for technicians in his air conditioning company. After nearly 23 years of getting other schools’ graduates only to have to train them on almost everything, he decided to do something about it. Starting the school solved his technician problem and allowed other contractors to hire new graduates from the school. Now Chris exclusively spends his time developing and improving the training to keep it cutting edge and always relevant to what is breaking today.
Once he got state approval of the school, Chris sent his helpers through it and immediately put them in service trucks. After training more technicians, the word got out and contractors called almost daily in search of graduates to hire. His hard work has paid off as the school continues to thrive today.
4) Is This Class for You?
This class is for you if you want to learn how to install or repair an HVAC system. Age doesn’t matter–as long as you’re willing to put in the effort and apply yourself, you can launch an HVAC career at any age. Likewise, you don’t need to be an expert in HVAC to take this class. The lessons will be given to you at your level of knowledge and you will never be singled out for knowing too little. No matter where you are in life, we can meet you there and bring you up to speed.
5) Why Learn the HVAC Trade?
There are several reasons why this trade is such a great choice:
- The HVAC industry is suffering from a severe lack of qualified workers since this is not a skill easily learned on the job. The market is wide open!
- The work is challenging, exciting, and the pay is excellent. You can choose to work in a different location every day or maintain some consistency, depending on your preference.
- You can build and run your own HVAC business in just 4 years.
- A/C systems wear out every 10 years, so new opportunities are never far away.
- Big HVAC companies have driven installation and repair prices very high, so you can easily offer competitive prices and earn yourself plenty of business.
6) What Do Students Say at Graduation?
The most important thing we hear from our students is that we gave them everything we promised. It is very important that students trust our comments and then see that we will follow through. We also hear great compliments from the families and employers of our graduates.
Graduation night is very special to us and a great time for family to share in this important moment. We get many warm thanks all throughout the program and we always welcome graduates to return and let us see how they are doing.
7) Why Should You Contact Us?
When you contact us, you will get our undivided attention for as long as you need it. We will not only answer all your questions, but we will invite you to visit us and take a look for yourself. If school is in session, you are welcome to visit during one of the classes and sit in for a few minutes.
Pro Tip: It is very important that you feel at home here and never feel rushed. We just want to show you that what we have to offer is superior to virtually any other training experience you can find.
Jump-Start Your HVAC Career
Your career’s ultimate success depends on several factors. Of these factors, the most important is arguably your training experience. Did you learn everything necessary for your work? Were your instructors and fellow students available for continued support even after graduation? Finding the right trade school is crucial to your career. With the answers to these common questions, you should be able to make an informed decision on where to seek training.
Connect with us to learn more about planning your HVAC career!
by christheacman | Nov 23, 2018 | HVAC Classes, The Chris Walters' Method
With the New Year approaching, it’s the perfect time to become a certified HVAC technician. Our fourteen-week program will get you certified just in time for the peak HVAC season.
When to Begin HVAC Training
The best time to start HVAC training is in January. This will allow you to be educated and prepared for the HVAC peak season in the summer. Being ready for that peak season will give you a strong advantage in the industry. HVAC companies will be looking to hire just as you are seeking employment!
Increasing Demand For HVAC Technicians
The demand for HVAC Technicians is on the rise as HVAC technology progresses. HVAC technology is constantly advancing and consumers want the latest and greatest heating and air conditioning for their homes and businesses. Maintenance and installation must be done by a certified HVAC technician. The smarter the HVAC system is, the more an HVAC technician is needed.
Peak HVAC Season
While winters in the south are generally pretty mild, Texas summers can be unbearable without a functioning AC unit. Therefore, in the summer months, the demand for HVAC technicians increases substantially.
Chris Walters’ Method
Chris Walters is the director and instructor of The Training Center of Air Conditioning & Heating. Chris has over 30 years of experience in the HVAC industry and holds a Class “A” air conditioning license in the State of Texas with refrigeration and process heating and cooling endorsements. Mr. Walters created the training center to help fill the demand for certified HVAC technicians. He teaches with hands-on, real-life scenarios so that his students will be successful in their careers.
Pro Tip: When selecting an HVAC school, make sure the instructors are highly experienced and well respected in the industry.
Start Your New Career This Summer
Make it your New Year’s resolution to start a rewarding career and become HVAC certified. Begin your training with Chris Walters in January, so that you’re prepared for the peak HVAC season this summer. The Training Center of Air Conditioning & Heating typically begins training in January with those classes ending in April. For more information about our classes, be sure to visit our upcoming classes page or contact us for more information.
Contact us today to register for HVAC training in Houston and start a rewarding career just in time for the peak HVAC season.
When is the best time to start HVAC training?
The best time to start HVAC training is in January so that you will be educated and prepared for the HVAC peak season in the summer.
by christheacman | Mar 16, 2018 | HVAC Classes, The Chris Walters' Method
The Training Center of Air Conditioning & Heating is proud to unveil our newly updated website! We have always made it a priority to provide top-notch training and service to our students, and now you can learn more about the process on our website. Get to know more about us, the classes we offer and the doors that this training can open for you!
About The Training Center
At the Training Center of Air Conditioning & Heating, students have the opportunity to learn valuable life skills that will immediately transfer into an exciting career in air conditioning and heating.
Get to Know Our New Website
Our goal is to provide the answers to all of your questions with an informative and easy-to-navigate website. One look at the gallery shows you that The Training Center makes realistic training a priority. Read through testimonials from students who have gone on to see great success, thanks to these classes. There is a wealth of information at your fingertips!
Chris Walters’ Method
Chris Walters is the Director and Instructor of The Training Center of Air Conditioning & Heating. He has over 30 years of experience in the HVAC industry and holds a Class “A” air conditioning license in the State of Texas with refrigeration and process heating and cooling endorsements. He opened The Training Center because he saw the demand for HVAC technicians explode as the pool of experienced and qualified candidates shrunk. His method emphasizes real-world training so that graduates are ready to enter the workforce.
This 14-week program is offered three times a year with morning and evening options to work with any schedule. Classes don’t exceed 18 students, so there is plenty of one-on-one instruction. The Training Center facility mimics a shop setting, and although there are lectures and an exam, the majority of work is done on a workbench. Financing is available to those who qualify. See the FAQ section for more information.
Ready to Serve You
We encourage all prospective students to browse the website for more information. Want to experience a class in-person? You can! We love having visitors.
Contact us to sit in a class and see how much you can learn at The Training Center of Air Conditioning & Heating!
by christheacman | Jan 26, 2018 | The Chris Walters' Method
Chris Walters: His Background & Teaching Method
Chris Walters is the Director and Instructor of The Training Center of Air Conditioning & Heating. Chris has over 30 years experience in the HVAC industry and holds a Class “A” air conditioning license in the State of Texas with refrigeration and process heating and cooling endorsements. He is the past President and CEO of Extreme Air Conditioning Services, Inc., a commercial HVAC corporation that was in business for 21 years.
Learn more about Christ Walters and his method of teaching HVAC by clicking the button below.