There are schools offering HVAC training in Texas!
Schools Offering Hvac Programs in Texas
Around 0.6% of Texas's graduates graduate from HVAC certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 3,352 heating and air conditioning mechanics graduate from Texas' 54 HVAC schools.
The top-ranked school in Texas with a HVAC program is Western Technical College, which is located in El Paso. In 2010, it was ranked 65th nationwide. In 2010, Western Technical College graduated 99 students from its HVAC program.
ATI Technical Training Center, which was ranked 70th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Texas that has a HVAC program. It is located in Dallas. In 2010, 258 students graduated from ATI Technical Training Center HVAC program.
The third-ranked school in Texas with a HVAC program is ATI Career Training Center-North Richland Hills, which is located in North Richland Hills. In 2010, it was ranked 74th nationwide. 204 students graduated with certificate in HVAC from ATI Career Training Center-North Richland Hills in 2010. ATI Career Training Center-North Richland Hills charged in-state students $0 in tuition fees per year.
Tuition at Texas' HVAC schools ranges from $19,341 per year to $1,086 per year. But, the average tuition is $1,829 per year. The Texas HVAC schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:
- Lincoln College of Technology - located in Grand Prairie, students are charged $19,341 per year
- Texas State Technical College Harlingen - located in Harlingen, students are charged $5,205 per year
- The University of Texas at Brownsville - located in Brownsville, students are charged $5,109 per year
The HVAC schools in Texas that charged the lowest tuition rates were:
- Lee College - located in Baytown, students are charged $1,086 per year
- Grayson County College - located in Denison, students are charged $1,128 per year
- Paris Junior College - located in Paris, students are charged $1,164 per year
A HVAC certificate from a Texas school... what next?
Most people who graduate from HVAC school in Texas go on to work as a heating and air conditioning mechanic. Texas had 18,920 heating and air conditioning mechanics in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Texas heating and air conditioning mechanics:
- Austin County - 4,750 heating and air conditioning mechanics
- Atascosa County - 2,580 heating and air conditioning mechanics
- Collin County - 2,530 heating and air conditioning mechanics
According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of heating and air conditioning mechanics is expected to grow by 30% by 2018. There are projected to be 32,790 heating and air conditioning mechanics working in the Texas then.
On average, a heating and air conditioning mechanic earns a salary of $39,570 per year in Texas state. In 2010, however, some Texas heating and air conditioning mechanics earned as little as less than $15,990 per year or as much as more than $68,950 per year. A heating and air conditioning mechanic in the following Texas counties makes the highest salaries on average:
- Collin County - $44,340 per year
- Austin County - $43,600 per year
- El Paso County - $43,340 per year
The following counties in Texas have the lowest average salaries for heating and air conditioning mechanics:
- Brewster County - $25,030 per year
- Cameron County - $26,020 per year
- Webb County - $26,720 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Texas statistics regarding a career in HVAC and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as plumbing or carpentry.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Hvac in Texas
- Certificate in Hvac in Texas
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers||18,920||$39,570||-8.1%|
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