The world needs more problem-solvers. We train them.
Just like cars and trucks, the days of simple equipment are gone. Our industry has become a highly technical trade. As manufacturers work to make everything more efficient and feature-rich, the equipment has grown more sophisticated. And with a dozen major manufacturers in our industry, there are about 100 new products introduced every year. With technology changing quickly and becoming more complicated, the people who work on these vital machines require greater training. And continual training.
Simply put, it’s not just about learning how to replace a part. It’s about learning how to solve a problem. That’s why Isaac emphasizes training in a way that’s unmatched in the business. Our technicians receive more formal education in their first two years at Isaac that most technicians will get in a lifetime. And it shows in the quality of the work we do.
Recognized in a class by ourselves.
Isaac University is the only contractor-run training program nationally recognized by the Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA). It is recognized for exceeding industry standards for curriculum, faculty, classwork and required course load. It’s also the only private contractor training program accredited by the New York State Apprenticeship Program for sheet metal workers.
Looking for a career change? Consider Isaac.
Isaac is one of the best places to learn a trade. Our technicians often tell us they’re amazed at how much they learn in a relatively short time. It’s all in the methods we use: both in the classroom and in the lab. Find out more about our opportunities.
Isaac University training by the numbers.
We provide two years of HVAC education, followed by two more years of specialized training for each technician. That’s more than 340 hours followed by ongoing Isaac University sessions. Employees must pass 21 educational modules on topics that range from gas furnaces to industry codes to self-leadership.
Industry-leading NATE certification.
For validation and certification of technician knowledge, we use rigorous North American Technician Excellence (NATE) exams. We currently have over 75 NATE-certified technicians with 400+ specialties — more than any other company in the U.S.
Isaac University instructional staff have an average of 10+ years in the field and hold both a wide array of NATE certifications as well as HVAC Excellence Subject Matter Educator credentials in their areas of responsibility. All instructors participate in manufacturer training and frequent fieldwork to maintain up to date on the latest equipment.