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This Fall we will be having classes in Maryland, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Texas, and North Carolina, specific dates to be determined. If you're interested in attending, please contact us at for more information.

Providing Specialized Training for HVAC Technicians

Training for the Trades provides training for HVAC technicians and almost any trade. We specialize in courses about computerized heat loads, operating cost analysis, duct sizing, and more. Custom classes on any technical topic are also available. Our instructors each have more than 30 years in the field so they bring real-life experience and knowledge to the classroom. Check our class schedule for upcoming class dates.

TFTT is the official training agency for Elite Software™, creator of HVAC programs such as RHVAC, based on ACCA's Manual J for calculating residential and light commerical HVAC loads. Our courses are designed to provide knowledge the technician can use on the job the very next day. We specialize in training for Elite's residential HVAC software (RHVAC, Drawing Board, Manual D Ductsize , and Energy Audit.)

Training is available on-site and online. We also have a line of books and DVDs that give a jump-start on Elite's most popular programs for the residential contractor. Order over the phone, or buy online using PayPal. If you qualify for PayPal's Bill Me Later service, you can buy now and make no payments and pay no interest for 6 months.

For more information, please browse the pages of our web site, or go to the About Us page to find out more about our company.

Free Manual J Presentation

We have added a free presentation on ACCA's Manual J to our Courses page. This powerpoint file explains the importance of performing a Manual J load calculation and gives a demonstration using Manual J's worksheets. If you down have Powerpoint, you can download Microsoft's free powerpoint viewer here.

New Video - CHVAC 101

CHVAC 101 Training for the Trades is pleased to release a new DVD, CHVAC 101 This video covers everything you need to know to use Elite Software's CHVAC commercial heat load calculation software. It covers in detail every window and input you will use in a typical CHVAC heat load calculation and goes over them in the order you will normally use them in the course of a project.

New Video - Basic Duct Principles

Basic Duct Principles Training for the Trades has created a new DVD, Basic Duct Principles. This video covers the basic information you need to properly design a residential duct system. Topics include the different system design types, considerations that need to be made when designing a duct system such as local building codes, and the steps required to properly size a duct system. You can find it in our Videos page.

We Now Offer Online Classes!

We are happy to announce the launch of our new online course site at Here we will be offering several online courses and instructional videos. In addition to our own original training courses, we will also be cross-listing several courses offered by HeatSpring Learning Institute.

Now Offering the

We are pleased to announce that we now sell the XREF HVAC/R Encyclopedia from XREF Publishing. This software is an indispensible tool for HVAC/R parts suppliers, giving you the ability to look up replacement parts from more than 1.2 million records. For more information, check out XREF in our software section. For pricing and special offers, please contact us at (859) 468-6000.