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About Technical Arts Center

According to many trade magazines one of the leading causes of concern for the future of both the HVAC and Plumbing business is the lack of qualified field technicians available and the prospect of finding even fewer in the future.

That issue coupled with the high cost and mediocre performance of many graduates of current vocational training centers in the country makes it more important now than ever to look for solutions to your current and future Technical Specialist needs.

In today's environment it has become imperative to continually recruit and train your future Specialist on your own , and up until now there has been a limited number of solutions to create a quality Service Specialist either quickly or efficiently, but those days are now over for you!

The Technical Arts Center is Breaking All Records!

About Technical Arts Center

The leading edge Technical Arts Center has been created and designed by one of the HVAC Industrys leading consultants and experts, Joe Cunningham. In developing this program Joe has created a way for you to personally hand craft a Systems Specialist exclusively for your company and best of all it's quick, efficient and cost effective!

How in the world do you do that, along with running your business every day?

Luckily for you...you don't have to do that anymore!

Prepare Technicians for Excellence!

Fast Start Maintenance Specialist

The quickest and surest way to begin your future Technical Specialist's journey to success, featuring the industry's only ten day curriculum to craft an income generating effective Maintenance Specialist for your company.

Air Conditioning Specialist

Three Day program for creating a Cooling Specialist that can excel in diagnosing repairing air conditioning problems in the field with a high level of integrity.

Heating Specialist

Three Day specialized program to create a Heating Specialist that can diagnose and repair heating problems in gas or oil furnaces as well as electric source heating systems.

Electrical Specialist

Three Day precision program created to teach successful gradates how to utilize their skills to uncover and repair both complex and basic wiring and electrical issue in the field for your customers.

Trouble Shooting Specialist

Three Day intense hands-on program that will take even a seasoned veteran technician to the level of a Trouble Shooting Specialist by instilling the skills and techniques needed to resolve even the most complicated technical issues found today.

Installation Specialist

Four Day program that teaches the latest advanced procedures to ensure your customers get maximum performance from their newly installed systems.

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About Joe Cunningham

2011 and 2016 HVAC Contracting Business Consultant of the Year and 2015 Top Ten Most Influential People In The HVAC - Joe , is the founder and president of Successtrack Network and the Technical Arts Center.

Joe started his HVAC career as one of the industry's first "Million Dollar Men" , singlehandedly selling in excess of 1 million dollars worth of HVAC equipment per year in the highly competitive Houston, Texas market in the 1980's.

Joe has worked at every level of the HVAC business, he has been a contractor, worked closely with distributors and manufacturers and played a pivotal role in creating and developing several premiere HVAC training programs including the Carrier Texas Tough program and Carrier's Value Added Selling and Service Series. He was also a developer of many of the programs used by Retrotec as they developed the curriculum and course for the acclaimed Comfort Institute, a leader in the study and application of Building Science and its implementation into the HVAC industry.

Joe was an honorary chairman for the President's Small Business Advisory Council under President George Bush, he served as president of the highly acclaimed Future University training academy for Contractor Success Group and was the executive producer and director of the first ever regularly scheduled nationally televised training series for the HVAC industry.

Joe was also a key player in the first wave of industry consolidation assisting Service Experts in their launch. Joe has developed proprietary training programs for the HVAC and Plumbing. He is a Strategic Training Ally for the Trane and American Standard companies, is an approved Coach and Consultant for Service Roundtable and Service Nation. Joe has personally trained over 35,000 technicians and sales reps and helped countless HVAC companies of all sizes to grow and prosper in any economic environment in the United States and Australia and is one of the few consultants in the industry that owns and operates a successful HVAC company.

Why is the Technical Arts Center Better?

The Technical Arts Center utilizes proprietary subject based training: a process in which a student learns all of the parts and basic pieces necessary to become a more knowledgeable technician capable of performing a task and discovering the underlying causes of a part or equipment failure.

Subjects are dissected and delivered in such a manner that the student will be knowledgeable in many facets of the industry.

Since heating and cooling consists of a multipart system rather than a single component, the training made available must itself be broken down to cover the specifics in each individual aspect of the heating and cooling process.

Learning basics segmented into individual subjects allow a student to more fully internalize knowledge necessary to both diagnose and repair problems.

How Does It Work?

Our accelerated step-by-step technical excellence program is based on proven techniques, processes, and procedures developed by years of hands-on experience. It is delivered by the finest technical instructors in the country in an easy to learn and understand format consisting of both classroom and laboratory experience in our Houston, TX facility.

Through special arrangements with a local hotel, attendees receive a discounted nightly rate, free breakfast, and free shuttle service to and from the school. We will provide lunch on site. See the programs page for complete details.

How Is The Training Delivered?

The Technical Arts Center has developed a Unitary Learning Module subject-based training program that is designed to take almost any person with a little mechanical aptitude and provide the necessary skills to begin a career in the HVAC field in a shorter amount of time than other learning institutions.

And an even greater added feature is that the Technical Arts Center is the only tech development school around that has an actual operating HVAC service company attached to it. So, if a company chooses to invest a little more time with their students, the attendees can run live service calls with a trained technician in the field.

The Technical Arts Center is in beautiful Houston Texas, the air conditioning capital of the world and is conveniently located just 20 minutes from the Houston Intercontinental Airport. Houston is a major hub city and has plenty of inexpensive flights to, and from, every part of the country.

Arrangements have been made with Holiday Inn Express to facilitate your prospective technicians stay for the program and transportation to the center will be provided.

The schedule rotates seasonally so you can take advantage of every season.

About Paul Gite

Paul is our curriculum developer and head instructor. He is responsible for our unique, highly successful approach to HVAC technician training.

When it comes to industry expertise, Paul is hard to beat. He’s been an inspector, a company owner, and a technician. He’s also certified to proctor both EPA and NATE exams.