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Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technology

Program Objective
The Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning program is to provide students with the skills needed for entry-level positions in the installing, repairing and troubleshooting various heating and cooling equipment. Students will work with industrial standard tools associated with equipment such as oil and gas furnaces, refrigeration units, and air conditioning equipment.

Career Opportunities
Employment opportunities consist of HVAC installers, controls technicians, service technicians, maintenance mechanics, plumbers, engineers, programmers, research development, management, sales, and dispatch. But let’s be clear – this is an exciting, evolving field that requires hard work, dedication, innovation and creative problem solving.

Program Learning Goals

Goal 1: Graduates will possess the skills necessary to obtain an entry-level HVAC Technician position.

Student Learning Outcomes – Students will:

    • Install various heating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.
    • Pipe a hydronic heating system
    • Perform preventive maintenance on heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems
    • Properly diagnose and repair various HVAC equipment

Goal 2: Graduates will demonstrate safe HVAC practices and understand how important they are in the HVAC environment.

Student Learning Outcomes – Students will:

    • Perform tasks in accordance with OSHA guidelines
    • Exhibit proper usage of personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Identify safety concerns when dealing with high pressure refrigerants
    • Demonstrate safe practices while working with a multimeter.

Goal 3: Graduates will acquire a well-rounded foundation of knowledge in the Building Trades Industry.

Student Learning Outcomes – Students will:

    • Demonstrate entry-level competency in each HVAC, Electrical and Carpentry.
    • Demonstrate professionalism between classmates and instructors.

Potential Employers

T.E. Spall & Son, Inc.
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Wayne J. Pisanchyn Plumbing & Heating
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United Cooling and Heating
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Walter Wood
(570) 702-8959


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