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HVAC Technology

Concentrations within this Program
Certificate in HVAC Associate Degree in HVAC

The School of Building Technology at PTC offers two programs in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology that can prepare you for an exciting career in HVAC.

Our programs focus on not only theory but also the mechanical aspects of the equipment. We teach our students to be problem solvers because that is the type of graduate the industry is looking for. The companies who hire our graduates tell us that PTC students are highly trained individuals that are an asset to their staff.

Key Benefits

  • Much of your HVAC training is applicable to finding positions in the Marcellus Shale industry that is a strong growth engine in the area.
  • At PTC you will learn from the latest equipment in our HVAC lab.
  • PTC trains you for key certifications in the industry including NATE certification and several others.
  • The two PTC programs include a strong refrigeration training segment which will prepare you for a career in refrigeration technology should you elect to pursue this direction.
  • Our programs teach you both commercial and industrial as well as residential technologies.
  • You will get hands–on training from your internship in the field where you will learn first–hand the work skills you will need in your career.

More information about HVAC Technology below

PTC HVAC Technology graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in the following fields:

  • Heating and Air conditioning companies
  • Automotive companies
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Some employers may require a background check and drug screening prior to employment

Here are some of the skills you will learn in the PTC HVAC programs:

  • Problem Solving and troubleshooting
  • Assembly and installation of pipes, ducts, motors, compressors, electronic control devices and thermostats
  • Air conditioning and heating concepts and technologies
  • Control, treatment and transmission of air flow and controls
  • Installation, troubleshooting and repair of heat pumps, high efficiency and standard furnaces, and refrigeration units and air conditioning systems
  • Proper techniques of refrigerant recovery, reclaiming and recycling
  • Residential and commercial applications

PTC HVAC students are prepared to take certification exams in a number of key certification areas including:

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 608
  • Industry Competency Exam (ICE)
  • Green Awareness
  • Universal R-410A safety Certification
  • North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Certification

PTC offers a comprehensive Career Services Department with a dedicated staff who will assist you in your career search. Companies that have previously hired PTC graduates include:

  • Aquatech International
  • A-Air
  • Metro Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Trane Corporation
  • Johnstone Supply
  • Air Excellence
  • Control Climate Systems
  • Premier Heating and Cooling
  • Motta Heating and Air Conditioning
  • R.M.S
  • Automotive Logic

For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program, please click the link(s) below:

United States Department of Education Gainful Employment Data (Certificate Program)

United States Department of Education Gainful Employment Data (Associates Degree Program)

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