Our Goal

At American Trade School, our primary goal for the Gateway to Industry programs is to offer a comprehensive and tailored training solution that addresses the needs of both employers and technicians in the HVAC/R industry. Designed with a 100% online format, these self-paced programs deliver unparalleled convenience and flexibility, allowing busy professionals to balance their work and learning effectively. By providing expert-led, industry-relevant courses at a competitive price point, we aim to enhance the skills and knowledge of HVAC/R technicians, fostering professional growth and meeting the evolving demands of the industry.

  • Convenient Online Learning: All courses are accessible online, allowing professionals to learn at their own pace and schedule, fitting easily around work commitments.

  • Real-World Application: Both programs emphasize the practical application of theoretical knowledge, preparing learners for real-world challenges in the HVAC/R industry with current and relevant content.

  • Industry-Relevant and Accredited: The Continuing Education Program offers both Trade and Core PEU credits through Saint Louis County, while the Apprenticeship Training Program aligns with industry standards, meeting all related instruction requirements for apprentices.

  • Comprehensive Training: Earn all required Trade and Core PEUs from our Continuing Education Program, and earn all required Related Instruction (RI) hours for apprentices from our Apprentice Training Program.