Each year, Herzing gives an award to the student who delivers the best oral presentation on a topic of their choice. That award is called the Herzing Cup.
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Meet Gavin: HVAC Graduate and Herzing Cup Winner
How Do You Choose a Good HVAC College? 7 Things to Notice
Updated December 2022
If you've landed here, you're considering becoming an HVAC technician and want to explore training options in your area.
By now, you've probably realized there are many HVAC schools in the Toronto area. There are certificates, courses, diplomas, pre-apprenticeship programs, online options, and more.
How do these programs differ? What exactly should you be looking for in a quality HVAC college?
Good questions. When you consider the time and money you'll need to invest, it's worth doing the research.
Plus, getting a good foundation in training is obviously key to landing a good job (which is the whole point of going to school).
So, in this post we're laying out the seven most important qualities of a good HVAC college. These are the features to notice when you're comparing schools and choosing where to enrol.
No matter which HVAC college you end up choosing, make sure it meets these clear standards of quality and excellence.
Combined HVAC and Gas Technician Program: 6 Things to Know Before You Enrol
Updated December 2022
Thinking about enrolling in an HVAC program this year? Ontario has excellent job growth in HVAC right now, so you're on the right track in terms of career opportunities.
But what else should you know up front before you invest in training?
For example, is your goal to become a certified HVAC technician? If so, you'll need to land an apprenticeship, complete mandatory courses, and take a certification exam.
You will also need your gas technician licence. You won't get far in HVAC without it!
Meet Darren Fearnley: Your Expert Guide to HVAC Training
Darren Fearnley is a 40-year veteran of the HVAC industry. He teaches the HVAC and Gas Technician program at Herzing College.
Are you thinking of becoming an HVAC mechanic? No matter which part of the industry you’re aiming for, your path begins with a solid pre-apprenticeship program. Students with a good grounding in HVAC fundamentals have a much better chance of landing an apprenticeship—which you’ll need to get certified.
HVAC versus Electrician: Which Skilled Trade is Better for You?
Updated January 2023
If you look at skilled trade forums and discussion groups online, you'll often see debate over HVAC and electrician—and which career path is better. It's not that one trade is actually superior to the other. It's more that they're both very popular...so students often have a hard time deciding which path to pursue.
In this post, we're breaking down the benefits of both trades. To help you make a smart decision, we'll look at training, key skills, job outlook, and typical pros and cons of HVAC and electrician work.
In the end, it will come down to which field you're more passionate about. But we're hoping this information helps clarify a few things. Let's get started.
4 Big Advantages to Choosing an HVAC Career
Updated December 2022
Why should you choose an HVAC career above all other trades?
Well, for starters, you're probably genuinely interested in the kind of work HVAC mechanics do.
This trade involves challenging diagnostics and problem-solving, technical installation and maintenance skills, and deep heating/cooling product knowledge.
HVAC mechanics play a vital role in our everyday lives. Where would we be without warm homes during the brutal Ontario winters? And cool spaces to retreat to during our short but notoriously intense summers?
Quality HVAC systems keep our air fresh indoors, help sanitize our hospitals, and even help preserve our natural environment.
And of course, cooling technology is essential for the food industry, where reliable refrigeration is the backbone of safe storage and shipping.
From homes to public buildings to businesses to factories—HVAC mechanics have a key part to play across many sectors of the Canadian economy.
So, what else should motivate you to seize the day and start an HVAC career this year? Take a look at four big advantages to making this trade your own.