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    PA Department of Labor High Priority Occupation!
     
    Students learn to install, maintain and troubleshoot a wide range of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems. HVAC technicians are among the highest paid and most sought after in the construction industry. This program is the perfect fit for anyone who wants to know the “how” and “why” behind adjusting their thermostat.
     
    Program Concentrations:
     
    • Assemble and install tubing and piping systems, motors, compressors, control devices, valves and thermostats
    • Study blueprints and schematics for related equipment and systems
     
    Career Options: 

    With continued education and/or experience, HVAC technicians may advance their careers in the industry and earn above average incomes. You can be an HVAC application engineer, HVAC consultant/design engineer, HVAC foreman or supervisor, facility engineer, field service/installation technician, HVAC project estimator, journey person/apprentice or mechanic.

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    EPA Section 608 Refrigerant Recovery Certificate
     
    Pennsylvania Skills Certificate
     
    S/P2 Construction
     
    Student Electronics Technician (SET) Certification
     
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    Open Dual Enrollment Credits
    Delaware County Community College
     
    Concurrent Dual Enrollment Credits
    Pennsylvania College of Technology
     
    SOAR Credits
    Delaware County Community College
    Johnson College
    Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
     
    1:1 Articulation Credits
    Brightwood Career Institute
    Pittsburgh Technical College
    University of Northwest Ohio
     
    Click here for more information on opportunities to earn college credit.
     
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    Upperclassmen may be hired at local companies, such as: Brandywine Hospital, Longwood Gardens, Comfort Zone Heating & Cooling and Wheatley Heating and Air. Co-ops allow students to work during their school day, earn real-world experience and build their resumes.
     
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    The Department of Education provides a CIP Code to approved Programs of Study (POS).  Schools and postsecondary institutions use the CIP code to categorize the POS, outline the scope and sequence of educational offerings and develop a POS task list. Click here to review the task list.