Buffalo, NY (population: 267,037) has one HVAC school within its city limits. Erie Community College has a total student population of 14,823. It is the 5079th highest ranked school in the USA and the 349th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
HVAC students from Buffalo schools who go on to become hvac specialists, plumbers, hvac sheet metal installers, air conditioning technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Mechanical engineering technicians make on average $50,700 per year and there are about 43,580 of them employed in the US today.
Buffalo lies in Erie county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area has 534,300 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.69/hr average worker wage, and a $40,960 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Erie Community College ends up costing a student $3,003/yr.