Heating and Ventilation

CIP Code 47.0201

Instructor: Mr. Farabaugh

Program Overview

The HVAC/R/P program provides the fundamentals of installation, repair, and maintenance of equipment and accessory parts used for heating, air conditioning, and cooling systems. Instruction includes basic electricity, plumbing, connecting ducts, refrigerant lines, and electrical hookups, the use of torches, electric meters, testing equipment, gauges, and hand tools. In addition, students learn to diagnose unit breakdowns, disassemble and reassemble systems, and recycle refrigerants for environmental control. Students are introduced to direct digital control methods used in total management systems, also hot water boilers, central air- conditioning, and heat pump installation and servicing. The program also includes basic installations of residential plumbing that enables the students to demonstrate soldering copper, waste and vent layout, sewage systems, and water distribution systems, rough in bath and kitchen fixtures. Students will join piping to fixtures and learn system maintenance and repair of all heating hot water installations.

Post Secondary Education

PA College of Technology

Triangle Tech

York Technical College

Career Opportunities

Heating Mechanic

Air-Conditioning Installer/Service

Air-Conditioning Mechanic

Refrigeration Mechanic

Electric Appliance Service

Sheet Metal Apprentice


Public Utilities System Employee


Maintenance Mechanic

Industrial Certifications

PA Skills Certificate

Refrigerant Certification for

Residential/Commercial Usage

Automobile Air Conditioning Certification

Industry Competency/AC/Refrigerant

E.P.A. Certification

Student Outcome Assessment

National Center for Construction Education

Research (N.C.C.E.R.)

Advanced Credit

Admiral Peary AVTS Articulation Agreements 2023-2024 - Check how many credits you can get for this class

Pittsburgh Technical College

Community College of Allegheny County

Delaware County Community College

Clarion University

Thaddeus Stevens

Northampton County Community College

Johnson College

Butler County Community College

Westmoreland County Community College

Triangle Tech

Statewide Articulation Agreements