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.
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.
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.
College Prep English I-IV
Reading & Interpretation
Use in Personal Protective Equipment.
Blue Denim Bib Overalls, or Dark Dickies-type Work Pants
Button Down Work Shirt
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology 3rd & 4th edition by Whitman, Johnson & Tomczyk