The Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment as HVAC technicians. Within the curriculum, students gain fundamental knowledge, and hands-on experience with:
- air conditioning
- electrical and automated controls practices
- reading schematics
- electrical controls
- building circuits
- working with chemicals
- piping practices
- commercial refrigeration
- heating systems, including types of furnaces
- oil and gas boilers
- efficiency testing
- energy management
- safety practices
Additional training is provided in related plumbing, related electrical, and installation operations. Students participate in a print reading and related math course. Students are trained to install, troubleshoot, and service HVAC equipment. The program emphasizes the importance of good workmanship, professionalism, and work ethic.
Following successful completion of this diploma program, students may pursue employment as HVAC Technicians to work in residential or commercial settings, including homes, schools, hospitals, office buildings, or factories. Graduates of this program are employed at local facilities including:
- Bovard Heating and Cooling
- Boyer Refrigeration Heating and Air Conditioning
- Chuck Beers Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling
- Guy's Hardware
- Link Service
- Martin Oil Company
- Sears Holding Corp.
- Stoudnour Petroleum
- Tradesmen International
- Waltower Enterprises
Although not required for many HVAC Technician positions, graduates of the GACTC HVAC program have the opportunity to complete an associate degree with several local colleges and universities. Please contact the Continuing Education office for details.
Take the next step!
Please contact us to schedule a tour and to meet with a career counselor to discuss your career goals and this program. Complete this short form to request more information and to schedule a tour, or call us as 814.941.TECH.
We welcome your application to the HVAC program. To learn more about the admission process, please visit https://www.gactc.edu/domain/74.
Estimated Tuition & Fees: $11,685 (includes a new Chromebook)
Schedule: August 31, 2020 through May 27, 2021, Monday - Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
· Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) (EPA 608 certification)
· HVAC Excellence
· OSHA 10-hour