I know that I am going to forget most of this, and I am afraid that this will have a negative effect on my grades.
Right now, I am taking an online HVAC course, and I am pretty nervous about it. Part of me thinks that I probably should have gone to an HVAC school in person to learn how to be an HVAC technician. The only reason that I even enrolled in this HVAC course online was because of the virus that has been going around our country. Right now, because of this virus, we have been stuck with online learning. Now, if you are studying a purely academic course, online learning works well. However, while studying to be an HVAC technician, I am not sure that taking online classes is going to work. Sure, for the first few weeks while we were learning the different names and functions of the parts within an HVAC unit, things were making sense, but now that we are supposed to be learning how to take apart and fix a furnace or a central air conditioner, it is getting difficult. We have been watching videos of HVAC technicians performing different repairs, but without an HVAC unit in front of you to practice on, a lot of the HVAC instruction is going over my head. I know that I am going to forget most of this, and I am afraid that this will have a negative effect on my grades. How am I going to learn how to fix an HVAC unit if I do not have one to fix? Part of me thinks that I should pause on my HVAC instruction until we start in-person classes again. Right now, I feel like I am wasting money. What if I am a terrible HVAC technician because of this. I can’t wait until this virus goes away.