Need to train a new technician, but can’t spare them for the instructor-led course?
Train your tech, with no waiting. You know that training is essential to employee performance. And we get that sometimes, your operational tempo just doesn’t allow for travel time and Instructor-led courses. That’s why we created Virtual BuildATech®. This program is modeled after our traditional Instructor-led BuildATech® program. Our unique online course gives your new hire the chance to learn on the job while completing virtual training through the proven curriculum of the highly successful four-week BuildATech® program.
Experience the BuildATech® Curriculum at your pace
The distinctive Virtual BuildATech® program includes unique features, such as our exclusive virtual training. Working at their own pace, students with an interest in HVAC prepare for the NATE exam, with the guidance of their manager and the HVACLS team. Get your new hire trained through Virtual BuildATech®. It’s an investment in the future of your employees, and the future of your business.
No matter the season, the self-paced nature of Virtual BuildATech® means you don’t ever have to sacrifice your technician’s productivity for training time.
With 24/7 access and a self-paced schedule, Virtual BuildATech® can be completed in as little as 4 weeks.*
The course features an exclusive, three-dimensional HVAC Troubleshooting simulation, allowing student to walk through a service call from the comfort of their own computer.
Our unique training materials feature module topics covering HVAC fundamentals, electrical, cooling, heating, technician communications and NATE preparation.
Certifications & Comprehension
Each segment concludes with a proctored exam, requiring a successful passing score in order to continue. Upon completion, students earn EPA certificates, and test for the NATE exam.
$1,600 (20% savings)
*Average completion time is between 3 to 6 months.
**Pricing subject to change.
Frequently Asked Questions
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answer!
Q: How is Virtual BuildATech® different from BuildATech®?
A: Virtual BuildATech® is modeled after our traditional, Instructor-led BuildATech® program, without the travel time.
Q: Since this is an online program, how can you ensure that students can apply what they’ve learned to real-life situations?
A: There are five proctored tests throughout the Virtual BuildATech® curriculum. These are administered to students by their manager, to test their knowledge. The person giving the test is the Proctor and will be sent the Proctor Guide, which includes the test questions and answer key. In addition to this, we will call the student and manager or business owner periodically to answer questions and motivate the student through the curriculum.
Q: what is the average completion time for Virtual BuildATech®?
A: The program can be completed as little as 4 weeks, but the average completion time is between 3 to 6 months. The program is self-paced and accessible to the student 24/7.
Q: How does the student gain experience taking calls and troubleshooting real scenarios?
A: The online, 3D simulation is comparable to a video game that allows the student to go through a virtual house and perform troubleshooting techniques on realistic, simulated equipment.
Want to learn more about Virtual BuildATech?
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Watch a recorded demonstration webinar and learn about our industry leading, one-of-a-kind online training program.
- Why Virtual?
- What’s included in the syllabus
- How the modules work
- Demo the simulator
- Success stories from Virtual BuildATech®
Virtual BuildATech® Videos
“The courses allowed me to understand the basic principles of HVAC. The combination of field experience and the courses made me a complete technician.”
Brian R. - Virtual BuildATech graduate
“I went to proctor two graduates for the NATE exam. The candidates had no formal training prior to attending Virtual BuildATech. They passed NATE. The program prepared them for the real world. The owner felt good about his investment.”
Scott P. - Field Technical Consultant