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Heating and Cooling Technicians

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Some heating and cooling technicians receive training while on the job. Formal apprenticeships may also be available at some companies. In either case, technicians who are just starting out usually have six months to two years of postsecondary education in heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration at a trade school or community college. Apprenticeship programs can last anywhere from three to five years, during which technicians are paid while on the job and receiving technical instruction. They learn how to read blueprints and how to use tools, and become familiar with safety practices. 

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