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10-Week HVAC & Energy Professional Program


  • January 15, 2024 - March 22, 2024
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Technical Education Center (PPATEC) is excited to announce a new workforce development initiative called the 10-Week HVAC & Energy Professional Program. This gateway program was created to recruit and train new individuals into our industry. PPA and PPATEC members who hire entry level field technicians will now have the option of (more…)

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A/C Principles, Theories, Installation & Troubleshooting


  • March 11, 2024 - March 22, 2024
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

This robust 10 day class covers Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps principles. Students will progressively develop their knowledge and skills related to residential and commercial air conditioning. The full-color AC Principles, Theories, Installation & Troubleshooting course offers classroom and hands on training leading to the EPA Technician Certification. This course will cover topics of: Electrical Controls & Wiring, (more…)

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Heat Pump Operation, Testing, and Troubleshooting


  • March 12, 2024
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This class is for technicians with a basic understanding of the refrigeration cycle. If you are looking to gain a basic understanding of the refrigeration cycle, we recommend taking our “Basic A/C Operation, Start Up & Servicing (1 Day Class),” “A/C Principles, Theories, Installation & Troubleshooting (10 Day Class),” or “Intro to Air Conditioning (4 Day Class).” (more…)

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Heat Pump Operation, Testing, and Troubleshooting


  • March 14, 2024
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This class is for technicians with a basic understanding of the refrigeration cycle. If you are looking to gain a basic understanding of the refrigeration cycle, we recommend taking our “Basic A/C Operation, Start Up & Servicing (1 Day Class),” “A/C Principles, Theories, Installation & Troubleshooting (10 Day Class),” or “Intro to Air Conditioning (4 Day Class).” (more…)

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Basic A/C Operation, Start Up & Servicing


  • March 25, 2024
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This class will provide the basics to help entry level A/C installers complete better field installations. This will be accomplished by better understanding airflow set up, adjusting charge, and an overview of low voltage wiring. Service technicians will also benefit from attending this class to better prepare for the upcoming cooling season. Basic A/C Operation, (more…)

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Basic A/C Operation, Start Up & Servicing


  • April 5, 2024
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This class will provide the basics to help entry level A/C installers complete better field installations. This will be accomplished by better understanding airflow set up, adjusting charge, and an overview of low voltage wiring. Service technicians will also benefit from attending this class to better prepare for the upcoming cooling season. Basic A/C Operation, (more…)

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Intro to Air Conditioning (4 Day Class)


  • April 8, 2024 - April 11, 2024
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

May 22, 2019

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Advanced A/C & Heat Pump Troubleshooting


  • April 9, 2024
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

April 23, 2019

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EPA 608 Certification Prep & Test


  • April 12, 2024
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

April 12, 2019

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A2L Refrigerant Training & Certification


  • April 15, 2024
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

April 12, 2019

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Basic A/C Operation, Start Up & Servicing


  • April 15, 2024
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This class will provide the basics to help entry level A/C installers complete better field installations. This will be accomplished by better understanding airflow set up, adjusting charge, and an overview of low voltage wiring. Service technicians will also benefit from attending this class to better prepare for the upcoming cooling season. Basic A/C Operation, (more…)

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ACCA’s Practical HVAC Beyond the Box Diagnostics


  • April 16, 2024 - April 18, 2024
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

March 27, 2019

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Heat Pump Operation, Testing, and Troubleshooting


  • April 16, 2024
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This class is for technicians with a basic understanding of the refrigeration cycle. If you are looking to gain a basic understanding of the refrigeration cycle, we recommend taking our “Basic A/C Operation, Start Up & Servicing (1 Day Class),” “A/C Principles, Theories, Installation & Troubleshooting (10 Day Class),” or “Intro to Air Conditioning (4 Day Class).” (more…)

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A2L Refrigerant Training & Certification


  • April 17, 2024
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

April 12, 2019

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ACCA’s HVAC System Performance Diagnostics


  • April 19, 2024
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

March 27, 2019

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Advanced A/C & Heat Pump Troubleshooting


  • April 22, 2024
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

April 23, 2019

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Intro to Air Conditioning (4 Day Class)


  • April 22, 2024 - April 25, 2024
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

May 22, 2019

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EPA 608 Certification Prep & Test


  • April 26, 2024
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

April 12, 2019

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A2L Refrigerant Training & Certification


  • April 29, 2024
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

April 12, 2019

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Indoor Air Quality Principles Workshop


  • May 1, 2024 - May 2, 2024
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for a valuable training workshop! Customers are increasingly aware that indoor air quality (IAQ) may have a significant impact on their indoor comfort. For many homeowners, IAQ is not an accessory, but an essential need. HVAC dealers who are trained to identify, evaluate and resolve IAQ issues are more likely to seize and (more…)

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A2L Refrigerant Training & Certification


  • May 3, 2024
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

April 12, 2019

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Intro to Air Conditioning (4 Day Class)


  • May 13, 2024 - May 16, 2024
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

May 22, 2019

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EPA 608 Certification Prep & Test


  • May 17, 2024
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

April 12, 2019

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Intro to Air Conditioning (4 Day Class)


  • June 3, 2024 - June 6, 2024
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

May 22, 2019

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EPA 608 Certification Prep & Test


  • June 7, 2024
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

April 12, 2019

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10-Week HVAC & Energy Professional Program


  • July 8, 2024 - September 13, 2024
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Technical Education Center (PPATEC) is excited to announce a new workforce development initiative called the 10-Week HVAC & Energy Professional Program. This gateway program was created to recruit and train new individuals into our industry. PPA and PPATEC members who hire entry level field technicians will now have the option of (more…)

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A/C Principles, Theories, Installation & Troubleshooting


  • July 15, 2024 - July 26, 2024
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

This robust 10 day class covers Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps principles. Students will progressively develop their knowledge and skills related to residential and commercial air conditioning. The full-color AC Principles, Theories, Installation & Troubleshooting course offers classroom and hands on training leading to the EPA Technician Certification. This course will cover topics of: Electrical Controls & Wiring, (more…)

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Heat Pump Operation, Testing, and Troubleshooting


  • August 15, 2024
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This class is for technicians with a basic understanding of the refrigeration cycle. If you are looking to gain a basic understanding of the refrigeration cycle, we recommend taking our “Basic A/C Operation, Start Up & Servicing (1 Day Class),” “A/C Principles, Theories, Installation & Troubleshooting (10 Day Class),” or “Intro to Air Conditioning (4 Day Class).” (more…)

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Heat Pump Operation, Testing, and Troubleshooting


  • August 22, 2024
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This class is for technicians with a basic understanding of the refrigeration cycle. If you are looking to gain a basic understanding of the refrigeration cycle, we recommend taking our “Basic A/C Operation, Start Up & Servicing (1 Day Class),” “A/C Principles, Theories, Installation & Troubleshooting (10 Day Class),” or “Intro to Air Conditioning (4 Day Class).” (more…)

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Heat Pump Operation, Testing, and Troubleshooting


  • September 30, 2024
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This class is for technicians with a basic understanding of the refrigeration cycle. If you are looking to gain a basic understanding of the refrigeration cycle, we recommend taking our “Basic A/C Operation, Start Up & Servicing (1 Day Class),” “A/C Principles, Theories, Installation & Troubleshooting (10 Day Class),” or “Intro to Air Conditioning (4 Day Class).” (more…)

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Heat Pump Operation, Testing, and Troubleshooting


  • October 17, 2024
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This class is for technicians with a basic understanding of the refrigeration cycle. If you are looking to gain a basic understanding of the refrigeration cycle, we recommend taking our “Basic A/C Operation, Start Up & Servicing (1 Day Class),” “A/C Principles, Theories, Installation & Troubleshooting (10 Day Class),” or “Intro to Air Conditioning (4 Day Class).” (more…)

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ACCA’s Residential Design Quality Installation (3-day)


  • October 22, 2024 - October 24, 2024
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

March 17, 2019

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ACCA’s Manual J (Load Calculation)


  • October 22, 2024
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

March 27, 2019

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ACCA’s Manual S (Equipment Selection)


  • October 23, 2024
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

March 17, 2019

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ACCA’s Residential Design Quality Installation (3-day)


  • December 3, 2024 - December 5, 2024
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

March 17, 2019

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ACCA’s Manual J (Load Calculation)


  • December 3, 2024
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

March 27, 2019

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ACCA’s Manual S (Equipment Selection)


  • December 4, 2024
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

March 17, 2019

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