Heating & Air Conditioning

Course Description:

The need for trained technicians continues to grow in this field. Students will learn to repair, install, service and maintain heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems as well as installing, assembling, fabricating, maintaining, and repairing mechanical piping systems. Students will learn diagnostic techniques, blueprint reading, the use of testing equipment, electronic and pneumatic control systems, and the principles of electricity, electronics and mechanics as each relates to the industry. Students will also learn how to overhaul, repair, and make adjustments to various units and parts.

Skills Learned:

Some of the skills a student will be able to perform are sheet metal fabrication, electrical controls, circuitry, piping, soldering/brazing, gas heating systems, oil heating systems, air conditioning, heat pump technology, psychometrics and blueprint reading.

Related Occupations and Earnings:

Related occupations include HVAC Mechanic, Installer, Field Service Technician and Boiler Technician. Earnings range between $12-$22/hour.

Post-Secondary Opportunities:

Articulated credits can be earned toward an Associate’s Degree at Institutions such as Westmoreland County Community College, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology and Johnson College.


Mr. Claypoole & Mr. Heltion – HVAC & Steamfitting Instructors
Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1349
Office Hours: 7:15am to 7:45am
2:30pm to 2:45pm
Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.

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Dear parent/guardian,

For any student who has medication or supplies in the nurse’s office, all unused medication must be picked up by a parent/guardian prior to the last day of school. Students are not permitted to carry medications home. CWCTC’s last day for students is June 3rd, 2022. Any medication not picked up will be properly disposed of at the end of the school day on June 3rd. No medication will be saved for use the following year. 

Medication Procedures and consent forms for the 2022/2023 school year will be available on our website, www.cwctc.org, prior to the start of the new school year. 

Please contact Kathy Rolka, LPN & Covid Coordinator for questions or concerns.

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