Georgia is in the top 10 of states in terms of HVAC job opportunities. Here’s some info on some of the most popular HVAC schools, and a list of more schools for you to check out!
HVAC Schools in Georgia
Atlanta Technical College offers a diploma program in air conditioning technology as well as technical certificate programs for both Air Conditioning Technician Assistant and Heating and Air Conditioning Installation Technician. The diploma program takes a minimum of three semesters and costs about $6900; the certificate programs can be completed in a single semester and cost around $2570 each.
HVAC is one of the most popular courses at Atlanta Tech. The school overall has a decent student-faculty ratio, at 17:1, but the graduation rate is a low 42%. Overall, it’s considered kind of a middle-of-the-road choice that’s reasonably affordable and an average education.
Another option is Central Georgia Technical College, which has several campuses. It also offers a diploma in Air Conditioning Technology, which requires 51 credits – or about 3 full-time semesters., as well as three technical certificates:
- Air Conditioning Electrical Technician – 12 credits requires
- Air Conditioning Residential Technician – 16 credits required
- Air Conditioning Technician Assistant – 12 credits requires
The technical certificate programs can be completed in one semester if you want to study full time.
One of the most/liked features at Central Georgia is the ability to take some classes online. An in-state student can expect to pay a reasonable $89 per credit hour, or $1335 for 15 or more credit hours in a semester. The student-teacher ratio is similar to Atlanta Tech, around 17:1, and a graduation rate for full-time students is around 46%.
Another popular HVAC/R school in Georgia is the Interactive College of Technology. While there are three Georgia campuses, this particular program is only available in Chamblee. Finishing the ICT program means you’ll have attained the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications. The program also includes a 135-hour externship to gain experience in the field, not just the classroom.
ICT helps with job placements, so it reports a 100% graduation rate and 100% job placement rate for graduates. HVAC/R is the most popular program here. The student-faculty ratio isn’t great, at 25:1, and the cost for full-time study seem higher than in many other programs. But it’s still rated as an above-average bargain.
Do I Need To Go To An HVAC School to work in Georgia?
Georgia does not require formal training to get your license. However, you are required to have varying levels of experience depending on the exact license you are seeking. Obtaining a related diploma can count for up to two years of experience, and a certificate can substitute for as much as a year of work experience.
The table below is all of the schools in Georgia who currently offer a HVAC related program at their school. We have sorted the table, from high to low, of the amount of recent graduates from their HVAC program.
It’s advised to do your own research because even though a school has many recent graduates, it doesn’t mean it’s the best option for you.
Full List of GA HVAC Training Schools
|1560 Metropolitan Pkwy SW Atlanta, GA 30310-4446||404-225-4400|
|80 Cohen Walker Drive Warner Robins, GA 31088||478-757-3400|
|5303 New Peachtree Rd Chamblee, GA 30341||770-216-2960|
|980 S Cobb Drive Dr SE Marietta, GA 30060||770-975-4064|
|1704 South Slappey Boulevard Albany, GA 31701||229-430-3500|
|5150 Sugarloaf Parkway Lawrenceville, GA 30043-5702||770-962-7580|
|5717 White Bluff Rd Savannah, GA 31405-5594||912-443-5700|
|928 Manchester Expy Columbus, GA 31904-6572||706-649-1800|
|1701 Carswell Ave Waycross, GA 31503||912-287-5818|
|495 N Indian Creek Dr Clarkston, GA 30021-2397||404-297-9522|
|800 U.S. Hwy 29 North Athens, GA 30601||706-355-5000|
|501 Varsity Rd Griffin, GA 30223-2042||770-228-7348|
|4089 Val Tech Rd Valdosta, GA 31602||229-333-2100|
|176 Murphy Campus Blvd. Waco, GA 30182||770-537-6000|
|2359 Windy Hill Road Marietta, GA 30067||770-226-0056|
|2108 Cobb Parkway Smyrna, GA 30080-7630||770-980-0002|
|3200 Augusta Tech Drive Augusta, GA 30906||706-771-4000|
|1189 Deepstep Rd Sandersville, GA 31082||478-553-2050|
|1500 Georgia Hwy 197 N Clarkesville, GA 30523||706-754-7700|
|One Joseph E. Kennedy Blvd Statesboro, GA 30458||912-681-5500|
|900 South GA Tech Parkway Americus, GA 31709||229-931-2394|
|2990 Landrum Education Dr Oakwood, GA 30566||770-531-6300|
|One Maurice Culberson Drive Rome, GA 30161||706-295-6963|
|800 Veterans Parkway North Moultrie, GA 31788||229-891-7000|
|15689 US Hwy 19 North Thomasville, GA 31792-9960||229-225-4096|
|3001 E First St Vidalia, GA 30474||912-538-3100|
|2802 Moore Hwy Tifton, GA 31793-2601||229-391-5001|