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10-Week HVAC & Energy Professional Program


  • July 11, 2022 - September 16, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 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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CETP 4.4 – Basic Electricity for Propane Appliance Service


  • August 1, 2022 - August 4, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Primarily focuses on safely and efficiently working with the electrical components in basic propane appliances. For the purpose of this course, basic propane appliances are defined as simple appliances that do not have advanced controls and complex electronic ignition systems. They may have simple electronic ignition systems, such as those found in many ranges. They (more…)

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Gas Heating Fundamentals of Installation & Servicing


  • August 22, 2022 - August 26, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Gas Heating Fundamentals of Installation & Servicing training This robust 5-day class will provide a foundation of theory, practical application, and safe principles for working with natural gas and propane heating equipment. Students will progressively develop their knowledge and skills in servicing, troubleshooting, maintaining, and installing natural gas and propane heating equipment, both residential and (more…)

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CETP 4.5 – Basic Appliance Service and Troubleshooting


  • August 22, 2022 - August 26, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Primarily focuses on safely and efficiently servicing, troubleshooting, and repairing basic propane appliances. For the purpose of this course, basic propane appliances are defined as simple appliances that do not have advanced controls and complex electronic ignition systems. They may have simple electronic ignition systems, such as those found in many ranges. They include 120/24 (more…)

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CETP 1.0 – Basic Principles & Practices of Propane and CETP 1.0 Skills Assessment


  • August 29, 2022 - August 30, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Basic Principles and Practices is a prerequisite to the more advanced classes. The full-color CETP Basic Principles and Practices of Propane course offers an “entry level” course that provides pre-requisite instruction about propane’s physical and combustion properties, and how propane is produced and transported. Some of the other topics covered are: • Organizations that influence (more…)

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CETP 4.2 – Placing Vapor Distribution Systems and Appliances into Service


  • August 31, 2022 - September 2, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Primarily focuses on the interior portions of the piping system and on the checks and tests required when installing new piping and regulators or restoring service to an existing vapor distribution system. Registration includes the following: • CETP 4.2 Placing Vapor Distribution Systems & Appliances into Service • Exam Course objectives include: • Identify the (more…)

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CETP 4.2 Placing Vapor Distribution Systems and Appliances into Service – Skills Assessment


  • September 6, 2022
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Individuals who attend the three day CETP 4.2 – Placing Vapor Distribution Systems and Appliances into Service class will have the option of also registering for this half day skills assessment to complete the final action required in order to receive the certification. To learn more about the required skills assessment, please click here Skills Assessment Topics (more…)

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CETP 4.1 – Installing Exterior Vapor Distribution Systems


  • September 7, 2022 - September 9, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Primarily focuses on designing and installing the exterior portions of a vapor distribution system for both residential and small commercial markets. Registration includes the following: • CETP 4.1 Installing Exterior Vapor Distribution Systems book • Exam Course objectives include: • Properly determine an effective system load. • Identify factors affecting selection of a properly-sized container. (more…)

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CETP 4.1 – Installing Exterior Vapor Distribution Systems – Skills Assessment


  • September 12, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Individuals who attend the three day CETP 4.1 – Installing Exterior Vapor Distribution Systems  class will have the option of also registering for this skills assessment to complete the final action required in order to receive the certification. To learn more about the required skills assessment, please click here Skills Assessment Topics Will Include: Section 1: Design (more…)

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CETP 4.3 – Installing Appliances and Interior Vapor Distribution Systems


  • September 13, 2022 - September 15, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Installing Appliances and Interior Vapor Distribution Systems focuses primarily on the procedure of designing and installing a vapor distribution system. This course addresses the different techniques and procedures for designing and installing vapor distribution systems as well as proper validation of installation to include the appliance and venting system. Registration includes the following: Book: CETP (more…)

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CETP 4.3 – Installing Appliances and Interior Vapor Distribution Systems – Skills Assessment


  • September 16, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Individuals who attend the three day CETP 4.3 – Installing Appliances and Interior Vapor Distribution Systems class will have the option of also registering for this half day skills assessment to complete the final action required in order to receive the certification. To learn more about the required skills assessment, please click here Skills Assessment Topics Will (more…)

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Heat Exchanger Experts Training & Seminar


  • September 23, 2022
    7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Registration is at 7:30 AM; Class starts at 8:00 AM PPATEC is excited to host Heat Exchanger Experts as a part of our 2022 training schedule! Heat Exchanger Experts Inc. founder, Ellis Prach, is considered one of the foremost experts when it comes to troubleshooting cracked heat exchangers. His residential furnace inspection manual will show you how (more…)

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Troubleshooting High Efficiency Gas Furnaces


  • September 23, 2022
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

March 27, 2019

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CETP 4.6 – Advanced Propane Appliance Service and Troubleshooting


  • September 26, 2022 - September 30, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

4.6 Advanced Propane Appliance Service and Troubleshooting enables participants to efficiently service, troubleshoot, and repair advanced propane appliances with electronic ignition systems. The course will aid in preparing for NPGA’s CETP certification. 4.6 Advanced Propane Appliance Service and Troubleshooting is an essential tool for ensuring employee safety and continuing success. Registration includes the following: • (more…)

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Heat Exchanger Experts Training & Seminar


  • September 29, 2022
    7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Registration is at 7:30 AM; Class starts at 8:00 AM PPATEC is excited to host Heat Exchanger Experts as a part of our 2022 training schedule! Heat Exchanger Experts Inc. founder, Ellis Prach, is considered one of the foremost experts when it comes to troubleshooting cracked heat exchangers. His residential furnace inspection manual will show you how (more…)

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Troubleshooting High Efficiency Gas Furnaces


  • October 31, 2022
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

March 27, 2019

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Troubleshooting High Efficiency Gas Furnaces


  • November 21, 2022
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

March 27, 2019

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