I decided to become an HVAC technician, and I am definitely glad that I took the HVAC course that I did in high school.
During my last two years of high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life.
I was already taking my normal core classes, but I wanted to try a few different extracurricular classes that might push me in the direction that I wanted to go when I was an adult. I wanted to find classes that would have a practical application in the real world. I found out that my school was offered dual-credit courses at a local trade school. I could take an HVAC course. If I passed the HVAC course, I would earn credits for high school, but I would also earn credits towards my certification if I decided to become an HVAC technician. I didn’t know if I wanted to be an HVAC technician, but since it was the only course that was available at the trade school, I decided to take it. I quickie fell in love with the class, and it became my favorite class ever. I learned a ton of basic things about furnaces and air conditioners, and I even got to spend some time repairing HVAC units in class. After I graduated, I continued my education, and I became a certified HVAC technician. Without that HVAC class in high school, I would have never known how much I loved working on HVAC units. Now, I get to do my dream job. I am even planning on starting my own HVAC company.