Better Tech Institute

Better Tech Institute launched in mid-2019. It was created by contractors, for contractors, to solve a problem that has plagued the industry for decades—how to hire qualified technicians who are field-ready and able to start working immediately.

BTI is led by instructors who have decades of combined experience working as HVAC service technicians. Our school is approved by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education to award a diploma upon completion of our program. We offer classes for technicians-in-training all across the USA and afford students the opportunity to test for their EPA certification.

Our business partners include:

  • Daikin, a multinational air conditioning manufacturing company
  • Fluke Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial testing, measurement, and diagnostic equipment
  • National Comfort Institute, Inc. (NCI), a world leader in HVAC system performance and air balancing training

Our HVAC Technician Training Program

The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry offers nationwide opportunities for satisfying careers that average more than $47,000 in annual wages. With our HVAC technician training program, you’ll be on your way to launching your career in just 6 to 10 weeks.

Our program includes three courses totaling 240 credit hours. You’ll learn from the top instructors in the country, both in a classroom setting and out in the field. One-third of training is in the form of lectures, while two-thirds is hands-on.

Our fully equipped facility features numerous heating and cooling units for students to practice on. Trainees even get real-world experience during the program, a unique feature that traditional trade schools don’t offer. Students diagnose and repair HVAC systems in real customers’ homes under the guidance of a senior technician who serves as a mentor during a two-week externship.

What Makes BTI the Best Choice for HVAC Tech Training?

There are numerous ways to complete your training and enter the field as an HVAC technician, but not all programs are created equal.

Here’s what makes Better Tech Institute the best choice:

  • Our program can be completed in as little as six weeks.
  • Our tuition is half of the cost of attending a trade school.
  • We limit class sizes to 14 trainees to maximize the instructor-to-student ratio.
  • The hands-on training and real-world experience you receive are second to none.
  • We emphasize safety throughout the training process.
  • BTI’s graduation rate is 96%.
  • 100% of our graduates have found jobs.

Our HVAC Technician Training Program

Training to become an HVAC technician doesn’t need to be a cumbersome, drawn-out process. BTI makes it faster, easier, and more affordable to begin your career in this rapidly growing industry! We offer classes nationwide to accommodate your training needs, no matter where you live.

Our HVAC technician training program consists of 240 credit hours and includes the following courses:

Maintenance Technician | 120 Hours

This course covers the basics needed for entry-level employment as an HVAC technician. EPA certification, preparation, and testing are also included.

Students are immersed in the following topics:

  • System Components
  • Gas Heating
  • Heat Pumps
  • Thermodynamics
  • Pressure and Temperature
  • Refrigerants
  • The Refrigeration Cycle
  • Refrigerant Recovery and Charging
  • Electricity and Electrical Components
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Customer Satisfaction

Field Service Training | 80 Hours

Students work alongside senior technicians for the real-world experience they need to become confident in their new profession. Each trainee is assigned a Field Service Instructor at a participating HVAC company. This two-week externship offers a chance for students to practice what they learned in the Maintenance Technician course and complete basic tasks required of entry-level HVAC technicians.