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MECHANICAL TRADES: HEATING, VENTILATION & AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC)

CIP Code: 47.0201               PDE Task List

The HVAC program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to install, repair, and maintain commercial and residential heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. The instruction includes theory and application of basic principals involved in conditioning of air (cooling and heating); filtering and controlling humidity; operating characteristics of various units and parts; blueprint reading; use of technical reference manuals; the diagnosis of malfunctions; overhaul, repair and adjustment of units and parts such as pumps, compressors, valves, springs and connections, and repair of electrical/electronic and pneumatic control systems. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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HVAC Mechanic & Installer

Plumber, Pipefitter & Steamfitter

Electrician

Sheetmetal Worker

Appliance Repair

Boilermaker

Vocational Instructor

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS

  • US Environmental Protection Agency Section 608Technician Certification (Refrigerant)
  • OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety
  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
  • NOCTI Credentials

COLLEGE CREDITS

SOAR programs prepare today’s student for High Priority Occupations which are tomorrow’s high demand and high wage careers. Students in SOAR programs may qualify for FREE college credits at institutions in PA. See what colleges are offering SOAR credits at collegetransfer.net.

Penn College NOW Dual/Concurrent Enrollment is offered through Pennsylvania College of Technology and allows students to earn college credits in NTCC programs at no cost to students.

POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION & TRAINING

NTCC programs prepare students to be BOTH college AND career ready.