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Industries & Professions /
Heating and Cooling Technicians
Heating and cooling technicians usually have a high school
degree and postsecondary training. In high school, students
considering the heating and cooling field should take algebra,
geometry, English composition, physics, computer applications and
programming, and classes in industrial arts or shop. Helpful shop
classes include mechanical drawing and blueprint reading, power and
hand tools operations, and metalwork. Shop courses in electricity
and electronics provide a strong introduction into understanding
circuitry and wiring and teach students to read electrical
diagrams. Classes in computer-aided design are also helpful, as are
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