The Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment as HVAC technicians.

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GET THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO SHINE

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.

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.

POSSIBLE CERTIFICATIONS

  • Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) (EPA 608 certification)
  • North American Technician Excellence (NATE) CORE Certification
  • OSHA 10-hour certification

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Estimated Tuition & Fees:
$11,900

Hours:
900

Schedule:
August 30, 2021 through May 26, 2022, Monday – Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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.

Jeffrey Englert

Postsecondary HVAC Instructor
814-505-1245 and 814-505-1332
1st/2nd Floor