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I was just wondering if any one has taken the HVAC course at penn and foster on line school? Please let me know.
 

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I think you can get some of the basics from an online course. But you lose the advantage of hearing the questions that others have, that you didn't/don't think to ask. Let alone the hands on of an actual class.
 

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I don't know of any. Again. You will only get the basics of theory.

And you can get that for free, from the m any HVAC forums there are on the internet.
 

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One what. Online course, or HVAC forums that you can learn from.
 

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Here's a goggle search for on line courses. how reliable? No idea. Not sure what you mean by reliable. Its on line.
 

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I'm still confused by what you mean, when you say reliability?

Reliable in what way?
 

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I meant it by its credibility. The certificate that it offers. Is it valid in all states?
 

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I meant it by its credibility. The certificate that it offers. Is it valid in all states?
Valid? All it will mean is you took a course. It won't mean that you can work in any state that requires a license, as its not a license.

I have a lot of certificates of completion from manufacturers. Means nothing in any state. Which is most likely what you'll get from the average online course. "Certificate of Completion".

Most companies won't hire someone with online training/education only. Except as a helper/apprentice.

If your looking to start your own business. Some states will require X years/hours of job experience with a licensed company(they must sign the papers that you worked for them) in order to take their test.

The one you would probably have the best bet with is http://www.ferris.edu/cot/hvacr/
It should be recognized in most places. Since they are the number 1 college for HVAC degrees. However, it is not a license to work or operate a business in any state. Only a state can issue that.

Ferris's course may get you an AA degree. I didn't read that far. But most will recognize the Ferris name.
 
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