Do you have a new hire to train, while working within a busy service schedule?
Did you know that learners can gain new skills with short, daily lessons? Our online HVAC training is designed for busy workers. Through bite-sized, interactive lessons laid out in an organized curriculum, and with virtual simulations, the Virtual BuildATech® program guides new technicians through the proper troubleshooting and maintenance techniques.
You know that training is essential to employee performance, but that doesn’t make it easy to schedule during busy times. We get it, and that’s why we offer this course. Virtual BuildATech allows new maintenance techs to build their knowledge of correct procedures (including safety best practices), while gaining hands-on experience with your team in the field.
Self-Paced and On-Demand
Virtual BuildATech® is available 24/7, and the program is self-paced, so students complete it at their learning speed, and as time allows. If a student’s schedule permits, the curriculum can be completed in as little as 4 weeks.*
The course features a three-dimensional HVAC Troubleshooting simulation, allowing students to walk through a service call while working from their own (or the office’s) computer.
The curriculum includes 34 modules, covering topics such as HVAC fundamentals, electrical, cooling, heating, leak detection, air distribution, technician communications, NATE preparation, and more.
Testing & Certifications
Each segment concludes with a proctored exam, requiring a successful passing score in order to continue. The first section ends with the EPA exam (given by the student’s manager), and the program concludes with the NATE exam, proctored by a Lennox Field Technical Consultant.
Online Doesn’t Mean Alone
The Lennox Learning Solutions team is here to answer questions and help students stay motivated.
*Average completion time is between 3 to 6 months.
$1,600 (20% savings)
**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 completed entirely online, at the student’s pace. It does not require travel time, and students can learn as their work schedules allow. For best knowledge retention, it is recommended that they go at a fairly steady pace.
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, our team is available to answer questions for the student and manager (or business owner), and to help 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; 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 this industry-leading, online HVAC 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