This is an instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to install, repair and maintain commercial and domestic heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Instruction includes theory and application of basic principles involved in the 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 electronic and pneumatic control systems.



Degrees and Certifications:

  • Teacher Information:
    Mr. Glen Nikolaison
    (814) 677-3097, 1119

  • Industry Recognized Certifications Available: 

    Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Institute - EPA 680 Certification, Industry Competency Exam: Commercial Refrigeration, Light Commercial Air Conditioning and Heating, Residential Air Conditioning and Heating

    American Ladder Institute - Articulated Ladder, Mobile Ladder, Single and Extension Ladder, Step Ladder

    CareerSafe - OSHA Certification - Construction

    ESCO Group - EPA 608 Refrigerant Recovery

    Mobile Air Conditioning Society Worldwide - Section 609 Certification for Refrigerant Recycling and Recovery

    S/P2 - Construction

  • Skills Taught:

    • Hand and Power Tools
    • Workplace Safety
    • Customer Relations
    • Soldering and Brazing
    • Refrigeration Systems
    • Heating Systems
    • Air Conditioning Systems
    • Air Properties
    • Job Skills
    • Electrical Diagrams
    • Blueprints
    • Control Wiring
    • Motors and Starting Devices
    • Relays, Switches, Circuits
    • Single/Three Phase Wiring
    • Electronic Control Devices
  • Related Careers:
    • Refrigeration Mechanic
    • Heating & Air Conditioning Mechanic
    • Air Conditioning & Heating Engineer
    • Refrigeration Engineer
    • Energy Management Control Engineer
    • Factory Service Representative
    • Estimator
    • Stationary Engineer
    • HVAC Contractor
    • Energy Auditor
    • Sheet Metal Worker