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Heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC)

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning technicians are skilled multitaskers who work on systems that control the temperature, humidity, and quality of the air in our homes, workplaces, and other types of buildings to ensure these systems function properly and efficiently. This is a 9-month part-time virtual course reinforced through 200+ hours of hands-on technical internships after 10 weeks.

Upon successful completion of the program, each HVAC student will be able to:

  • Knowledge of HVAC systems, parts and components
  • Understanding of electricity and Ohm's law
  • Ability to perform refrigerant recovery and charging operations and install central heating, cooling and hydronic systems
  • Ability to perform standard maintenance and diagnostic repair of furnaces, low pressure boilers, central air units and heat-pumps
  • Ability to calculate actual building loads using heat loss/gain to select equipment size
  • Safe handling of refrigerants according to EPA Section 608
  • Knowledgeable application of green tech in HVAC repair

Interested applicants can begin the process by completing this form

College of Staten Island’s Clean Energy HVAC Training Program is part of a New York State-funded training opportunity to provide participants skills training in green jobs. Space in training classes is limited. Application and screening process of all candidates will be necessary.

Interested applicants can begin the process by completing this form. For more information regarding registration, please click here

This 534 hour program includes 312 hours of instructor-led training split between mini-lectures in a virtual classroom and HVAC simulation work using SkillMill software along with 222 hours of hands-on technical internship training under the supervision of an HVAC technician.

Course Outline

  • Foundations in Heating, Cooling and Refrigeration
  • OSHA Certification
  • EPA 608 Test
  • Foundations of Science and Mechanics at the Worksite
  • Foundations of Mathematics at the Worksite
  • Temperature and Humidity Measurements
  • Basic Electricity principles
  • Copper Tubing, Duct and Gas Furnaces Installations
  • Air Distribution and Heat Pump principles
  • Green energy systems

HVAC Technician Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

Timeframe: 9 Months | 200 hands-on hours after 10 weeks

Schedule: TBD | Hybrid Course

Instructor: Pierre Moises

Tuition: TBD

Students will attain:

  • OSHA certification
  • EPA-608 certification;
  • and be prepared to sit for the NATE Ready-to-Work Certificate