The HVAC profession continues to grow, and ACEF is here to help you get started!

No matter what time of year that it is, we have all come to appreciate the convenience of heating and air conditioning in our homes and businesses. In Arkansas, we’ve grown accustomed to summers that seem to last for 8 months of the year, a couple of bitterly cold months, and a few mild weeks in between. It’s not uncommon for most of us to run both the heating and air in our homes and cars on the same day, and when we experience an outage, we’re prepared to pay a king’s ransom to get our household comfort systems serviced or replaced.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (, licensed HVAC technicians earned a median salary of $47,610 per year. Opportunities in the profession are expected to grow by 15% through 2026, which is much higher than the average for other careers. The skilled trades are often considered recession-proof, and HVAC is a particularly lucrative profession. And our team of career specialists at The Arkansas Construction Education Foundation are always a phone call away when you have questions about our HVAC training programs!

Our Heating and Air Training program is a 2- to 4-year competency-based program that focuses on HVAC controls training, and the design, implementation, and maintenance of various heating and cooling systems, including the importance of the ventilation system. We offer multiple convenient training sites located throughout Arkansas, and a combination of classroom instruction, and field experience, all led by Arkansas’ top HVAC experts. Our programs are all 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 (NCCER). The rigorous NCCER curriculum is designed for success, even with non-traditional learners, and all program participants will be evaluated on what they have learned in an authentic assessment environment.

ACEF loves looking for people who like working with both their hands and their heads! If you have any questions about our HVAC training programs or any of our other programs, call us today at (501) 372-1590, or contact us online.