Live in the great state of New York and are looking to enter the HVAC industry? Look no further than this here article for a slew of different HVAC educational outlets.
TRANE offers a variety of different training in refrigeration equipment for different roles in the industry including HVAC techs.
Career School of NY Electrical & HVAC Program is specially designed to enable you to gain not only the theory behind electrical control but the confidence to succeed and create your business in this high-growth occupation. Regardless of experience, you will progress at your own rate, and get individualized learning and training. You will spend each fraction of the program mastering the theory and hands-on projects. After completing the program, you will be given the opportunity to be placed in an externship where you can utilize the skills developed in the classroom to work with qualified professionals in the real training environment to increase your productivity and efficiency.
You will undergo a very diverse and powerful curriculum; all of what you will learn here will prepare you, both mentally and technically, for the career that lies ahead.
Program Level – Certificate The Electrical Assistant & HVAC program at Career School NY consists of 720 hours of study in various related courses. Some of those courses are as follows: • Basic Electricity Fundamental concepts, electrical conductors and wiring techniques • Electrical Components & amp; Installation of switches, receptacles, and nail plates • Lighting and Service Entrance measuring lights, installation of services entrance • Introduction to HVAC: Heating, Ventilation & amp; Air Conditioning • Troubleshooting on fully functional HVAC equipment. • Gas Heating/Hydronic • Refrigeration
For the Electrical Assistant & HVAC program, a H.S. Diploma or TASC is required for admission.
In New York City every school, hospital, commercial, industrial or residential facility that uses large refrigeration equipment requires a licensed watch engineer be on duty during all hours of operation. In order to become a licensed engineer, you have to pass a two-part test given by the New York Fire department.
To qualify for the New York City Operating Engineer Exam you have to complete a 200-hour course that instructs you in the operation of large-scale refrigeration equipment. Our course provides a comprehensive overview in Industrial and Commercial Refrigeration, specifically tailored to enable a student to qualify for and pass the New York City Refrigeration Machine Operator’s Exam. Turner School is approved by the New York City Bureau of Fire Prevention.
Topics covered in this course:
Fundamentals of Refrigeration • Refrigerants • The Refrigeration Cycle • Evaporators • Compressors • Condensers • Metering Devices • System Accessories • Absorption Systems • Water Pumps • Cooling Towers • Brines • Purgers • System Controls • Electrical Power • Electric Motors • Safety Devices • Steam Turbines • Troubleshooting • New York City Refrigeration Code • Mathematics
Students who attend the HVAC and Refrigeration training program at STC will be able to complete the program in less than 5 months. Graduates leave school prepared to work as technicians in the installation, repair, and maintenance of Air Conditioning
The Refrigeration Institute is a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning School founded in 1994. We are licensed by New York Education Department and conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan, just a few minutes’ walk from Madison Square Garden and Port Authority.
Our 450 hour course consists of four 7-week segments. We cover foundation in refrigeration and electricity in the first 14 weeks, and then in the second half we cover charging, recovery, and troubleshooting. After completing this training our students will be able to take the machines apart and put them back together as well as troubleshoot and fix the cause of the problem instead of just changing parts.
Our course is broken into 4 seven-week segments as listed below.
- Refrigeration & Systems OperationIn this segment we teach the Language and Basic Principles of Refrigeration including Temperature Conversions, Pressure Conversions, The Gas Laws, Heat Quantity, and Heat Quantity Transfer. We will also train you to size Pipes, Risers, and Tanks in Volume – in Cubic Feet and Gallons, and in Weight – in Pounds of Water with Specific Gravity Conversion to any Substance in the tank. You will be able to plot any operating system and calculate NRE, HOC, Compression Ratio, HOR, CFM per Ton, COE, Systems Diagnosis on Pressure/Enthalpy Diagrams.
- Refrigeration ElectricalIn this segment we teach the language and Basic Principles of Electricity including Parallel and Series Circuits, Ohm’s Law, AC Impedance, Inductive Reactance, Capacitive Reactance, Phase Angle, and Power Factor, The VOM and the Clamp-on Meter, how to take readings safely and correctly, and be able to anticipate the readings. We teach you all about motors including Single Phase Split Phase 120 Volt Motors, Various Starting Devices, Capacitor Arrangements, and Thermal Overloads, Single Phase 208/230 Volt Motors, Three Phase Induction Motors, Three Phase Synchronous Motors, A/C Generators, Solenoids, Relays, Contactors, Starters, Time Clocks, Transformers and much more!
- Charging & RecoveryIn this segment we teach the Language and Basic Principles of Charging & Recovery including: Skills to correctly solder and braze copper and aluminum tubing, Recovering, Recycling, Reclaiming, Evacuating, Dehydrating, System Pressure Testing, and Critically Charging Liquid and Vapor Refrigerant. Students will develop skill level in the use of equipment such as: Recovery Machines, vacuum pumps, nitrogen cylinders, nitrogen regulators, mercury manometers, micron gauges, vacuum gauges, gauge manifolds, quick couplers & disconnects, electronic scales, charging cylinders and more. These skills are developed by replacing components such as compressors, condensers, evaporators, et cetera.
- Troubleshooting & ControlsIn this segment we teach the Language and Basic Principles of Troubleshooting by applying the accumulation of knowledge learned in the first half of the course to simulated service calls, systematically pin-pointing the problem, determining the reason for the development of the problem, and treating the cause rather than just the symptom to correctly repair the system. Here students build confidence while also building their own test cord for bench testing motors and compressors. The students wire a control panel and then we test them on our advanced troubleshooting control panels. Finally, all students will diagnose 3-Phase Motor Windings on our Advanced 3-Phase Motor Windings Troubleshooting Trainer.
At Apex’s heating and cooling school, you will learn the skills to repair and maintain domestic and commercial air conditioning and refrigeration systems, as well as electrical controls, major home appliances and gas fired heating systems. During this HVAC refrigeration program, you will spend a total of 450 hours learning in class and 450 hours completing hands-on training. By the end of the HVAC program, you will be able to troubleshoot and evaluate the performance of refrigerators, air conditioning, and appliance equipment.
This program also prepares you to take the EPA Type 608 certification exam. To work in the HVAC industry, technicians who maintain, service, repair, or dispose of refrigerant-containing equipment are certified under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Section 608 of the Clean Air Act. View the list of our EPA-certified technicians.
HVAC training classes are available full-time and part-time to meet your needs. Classes start every few weeks. Contact us for more information about our school for heating and air conditioning.
The HVAC/R Program offers the student the technical and practical knowledge and skills to help perform installation tasks, service, and repairs in heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning situations
Basic Safety (12.5 Hours)
Presents basic jobsite safety information to prepare workers for the construction environment. Describes the common causes of workplace incidents and accidents and how to avoid them. Introduces common PPE, including equipment required for work at height, and its proper use. Information related to safety in several specific environments, including welding areas and confined spaces, is also provided.
The Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technical Services degree program gives you a strong background in the design, installation and service of commercial and residential heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
This academic program is designed for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to enter both the residential and commercial heating and cooling fields.
This program is offered by the Applied Technologies Department.
HVAC-R Technician Training (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration) – 120 hours
This is a 120-hour course broken into four modules (30 Hours each) that was designed with input from local HVAC industry leaders. Completion of all four modules will give the successful student the skills necessary for entry-level positions. The modules are sequential and priority will be given to those students who register for all four modules.
The Module includes topics in Electricity in HVAC, Piping & Copper soldering, Basic oil & Gas burner operation & service, Refrigeration and A/C. Students who have taken Modules I-IV through the ETA Program are eligible to take the EPA 608 Exam.
- Module I: Electricity in HVAC
- Module II: Piping & Copper Soldering
- Module III: Gas & Oil Burner Operation and Service
- Module IV: Refrigeration & A/C
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (Curriculum 2953)
Semester I Credits
|CONS 151||Building Trades – Blueprint Reading and Drafting||2|
|MATH 106||Intermediate Algebra||3|
|ENGL 101||Composition and the Spoken Word (GER 10)||3|
|HVAC 103||Heating Systems I||3|
|HVAC 104||Heating Lab I||2|
|SOET 101||Intro to Computer Usage||1|
Semester II Credits
|HVAC 101||Refrigeration I||2|
|HVAC 102||Refrigeration I Lab||3|
|HVAC 105||Heating Systems II||3|
|HVAC 106||Residential & Light Commercial Installation||2|
|Liberal Arts Elective||3|
Semester III Credits
|HVAC 201||HVAC Electrical and Motor Control||2|
|HVAC 202||HVAC Electrical and Motor Control Lab||2|
|HVAC 205||HVAC Service, Troubleshooting & Repair||3|
Semester IV Credits
|ACHP 105||Refrigeration SYSTEM Design||2|
|AREA 210||Sustainable Building||3|
|HVAC 203||Commercial Refrigeration||2|
|HVAC 204||Commercial Refrigeration Lab II||3|
The A.A.S. degree program provides a well-rounded education in HVAC technology with a thorough understanding of the theory and applications necessary for systems operation.
Graduates of the A.A.S. degree program will have a thorough understanding of the math and physics that HVAC principles are built upon. This program will also prepare the student wishing to pursue a bachelor’s degree in HVAC. Students interested in a bachelor’s degree are advised to contact the HVAC faculty prior to enrollment for specific course suggestions. Interested students can sign up for an information session at MCC’s Applied Technologies Center for a tour and to learn more about the program.
Heating, Ventilating, & Air Conditioning (Certificate):
8 Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning classes, 1 Math class & 1 Physics class
Air Conditioning Technology: Heating and Ventilation (A.A.S. Degree):
Graduates of the A.A.S. program will have completed courses in technical mathematics, physics, English, physical/health education, social science and humanities, as well as eight courses in HVAC.
Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Technician
Upon completion of this course, you will have the skills needed to obtain employment as an entry-level air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating technician.
You will learn to install, service, and troubleshoot residential and commercial air conditioning, refrigeration and heating equipment. Instructors will use hands-on activities to bring workplace skills to the classroom. You will take the EPA 608 and the Green Awareness Certification Exams. (400 Hour Program)
JCC will offer a non-credit HVAC Fundamentals program again at its Jamestown and Olean campuses.
The program is divided into two modules, offered Mondays and Wednesdays from September 23-December 18 and January 6-April 1 on the Jamestown Campus and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 17-December 12 and January 7-March 31 on the Cattaraugus County Campus.
Classes meet from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Manufacturing Technology Institute on each campus. Students must successfully complete the first module to enroll in the second.
The course fee of $1,250 per module covers the cost of workbooks, tools, and materials. To register, call JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus, 716.376.7506, or Jamestown Campus, 716.338.1005.
The program introduces students to the most current techniques in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning servicing and repair. Upon completion of the two modules, students will have the ability to install, maintain and repair heating, ventilation, or air conditioning, and potentially become EPA certified in handling refrigerants.
Those who complete the program will also have earned OSHA 10-hour Construction certification and an HVAC non-credit certificate of completion. Students will also have the option to receive the Section 608 EPA Universal Certification.