Successful graduates of the Brownson Technical School HVACR program enter the industry as well-rounded professionals, skilled in all areas of the profession, including:
- Diagnose Service
- Install and Repair Heating
- Air Conditioning Equipment, including systems utilizing direct digital control (DDC)
DDC utilizes digital controllers for regulation and monitoring temperature, humidity, energy management, maintenance and repair of small to large systems. This is the fastest growing segment of the HVAC/R industry. Work in this field is year around and may require indoor as well as outdoor work.
At Brownson, we believe that the best way to become a confident HVAC-R Technician is through hands-on learning using real industry equipment. Our students learn by doing. Time will be spent in the classroom due to the highly technical nature of the work, but at Brownson students spend as much time as necessary in the hands-on part of the training.
As a student at Brownson Tech, you learn directly in our working shop. Our 20,000 square foot facility isn't always as tidy as a traditional school – but our students aren't sitting in orderly desks, they're up working on the real equipment they'll see out on the job.
Take a look at some of the areas covered in this program:
- Residential AND Commercial HVAC Troubleshooting and Repair
- Commercial Refrigeration Troubleshooting and Repair
- Measuring Superheat and Subcooling
- Electrical skills such as reading and following diagrams
- Ice-making Equipment Troubleshooting and Repair
- System Performance
- NATE Training (North America Technician Excellence)
Plus, this program is accepted as meeting the requirements for “pre-apprenticeship” training for UA Local 250. This means that as a BTS graduate, you're qualified to directly enter the Local 250 Apprenticeship training program as an Apprentice 1.
- The full-time 1040 hour program can be completed in 40 weeks
- The part-time 1040 hour evening program can be completed in 88 weeks
Brownson Technical School is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.
The following is a list of programs offered at Brownson Technical School. Available programs may be different than those listed. For a complete and comprehensive list of programs available you can visit the school's website or call the school at (714) 774-9443.
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Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
The heating and air conditioning (HVAC) programs listed below are organized by the number of contact hours offered.
1,040 Contact Hours
- Estimated tuition and fees: $16,000 per year*
- Cost of books or supplies needed: $300*
- Takes about 10 months to complete
910 Contact Hours
- Estimated tuition and fees: $14,000 per year*
- Cost of books or supplies needed: $200*
- Takes about 9 months to complete
*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The overall cost students will pay at this school is approximately - after scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are taken into consideration. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance visit the net price calculator. The tuition and financial aid figures listed show various costs that students may encounter at this school. The numbers may not be accurate due to changing factors in a given year, and are only intended to provide a guideline for students.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||93%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||83%||$5,679|
|Receiving Student Loans||90%||$9,338|
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