The heating and air conditioning field is a two, three, or four year competency based program, which affords many opportunities to those interested in designing, selling, manufacturing, installing and servicing its equipment. There is an increasing demand for people who are willing to become proficient in any or all of those areas. The heating and air conditioning students begin with basic projects such as duct work and sheet metal fittings. Students also learn the basic electricity necessary for heating and air conditioning installation and repair. Included in the program is sizing, layout and installation of electric, gas and oil fired systems. Training includes wiring, plumbing, refrigeration piping and the sheet metal fabrication necessary to complete an entire heating & air conditioning installation. Households, apartments, factories, schools, hospitals and offices require the services of HVAC technicians for repair and replacement of existing equipment and new installations. As technicians in training, students will develop their skills on "live" equipment as well as on improving customer relations. Students can excel in the heating and air conditioning field if they, desire to work in a challenging field, have disciplined themselves to work, wish to further their education in a growing industry, want to earn above average wages, take pride in their workmanship, have the mental and mechanical abilities.
25% theory - classroom instruction, tests and quizzes, 75% practical application, competency based.
Algebra I & II, Geometry, Chemistry, Physics, College Prep English I-IV
*Industry & Skills Certifications:
Environmental Protection Agency EPA 608 Refrigerant Certification
Active Listening, Controlled Precision, Physical Strength, Manual Dexterity, Reading & Interpretation, Use in Personal Protective Equipment.
Students are required to wear blue denim bib overalls, or dark Dickies-type work pants & button down work shirt, substantial shoes, and safety glasses.
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology 3rd & 4th edition by Whitman, Johnson & Tomczyk
Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center
Mr. Heltion – HVAC Instructor
Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1349
Office Hours: 7:15am to 8:00am
11:45am to 12:00pm
2:30pm to 2:45pm
Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.
* Cost, if applicable, may be the responsibility of the Student.