Want to become an HVAC technician? We can help!

In today’s job market, there aren’t very many careers left that offer true job security, but the demand for skilled tradesman has always been high, and continues growing. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) professionals stay busy year-round, and their salaries are among the highest in the skilled trades. This is particularly true in Arkansas, where seasonal weather extremes create a constant demand for HVAC repair work.

The best way to learn the HVAC trade is through a combination of classroom training and an apprenticeship with an HVAC professional. That’s where the Arkansas Construction Education Foundation comes in. ACEF offers a rigorous HVAC training program that includes a combination of classroom study and on-the-job training. ACEF was established in 1993 as part of the Arkansas Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, and our goal is to help the young, the career-displaced, and the economically disadvantaged build rewarding new careers as skilled tradesman. We’ve always believed that quality trade work comes from a well-trained workforce, and it’s our mission to help prospective technicians receive the training that they need. As an ACEF program participant, you’ll receive top-notch training led by the most experienced professionals in the industry, and you’ll get valuable professional experience working with Arkansas’ top companies.

All of our apprenticeship courses are certified by the U.S. Department of Labor, recognized by the Arkansas Department of Career Education, and accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research. Each of our apprentice programs utilize the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) curriculum, a progressive system that evaluates student progress through a combination of knowledge-based exams and authentic “hands-on” performance evaluations, all monitored and scored by the most experienced and highly qualified technicians in the industry. The NCCER curriculum provides the student the opportunity to demonstrate and apply all of the knowledge and skills that he or she has learned in both the classroom setting, and on the job.

The HVAC program is a 2-to 4-year competency-based program focusing on the design, implementation, and maintenance of various heating and cooling systems, including the importance of the ventilation system. Upon completion of the program, ACEF works to find program completers permanent employment, and also provides many of the Continuing Education Units (CEUs) that you’ll be required to complete on an annual basis.

For more information about our programs, contact us online, or at 501-372-1590.