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10-Week HVAC & Energy Professional Program


  • January 16, 2023 - March 24, 2023
    8:00 am - 6:00 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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Gas Heating Fundamentals of Installation & Servicing


  • February 13, 2023 - February 17, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 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 1.0 – Basic Principles & Practices of Propane and CETP 1.0 Skills Assessment


  • February 20, 2023 - February 21, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 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 4.1 – Installing Exterior Vapor Distribution Systems & Skills Assessment


  • February 22, 2023 - February 27, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 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 4.2 – Placing Vapor Distribution Systems and Appliances into Service & Skills Assessment


  • February 28, 2023 - March 3, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 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 4.3 – Installing Appliances and Interior Vapor Distribution Systems & Skills Assessment


  • March 6, 2023 - March 9, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 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 2.2 – Bobtail Delivery Operations


  • March 29, 2023 - March 30, 2023
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Propane Delivery includes inspecting, maintaining and operating propane delivery vehicles, filling propane storage containers, and making customer deliveries of propane. Bobtail Delivery Operations course provides information for drivers who operate commercial motor vehicles to deliver propane. This course also covers: Bobtail equipment and systems. Explains a bobtail’s basic equipment and systems, including the cargo tank, (more…)

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Creating a Problem Free Boiler Installation


  • March 29, 2023
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This course will cover choosing the proper boiler, determine flow and pipe sizing, choosing a circulator, review heating systems such as Series Loop, 1 Pipe, 2 Pipe, MonoFlo, boiler components and application, boiler venting and combustion air methods, cast iron to high efficiency boiler retrofits, general troubleshooting of HE boiler components.         (more…)

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Creating a Problem Free Boiler Installation


  • June 20, 2023
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This course will cover choosing the proper boiler, determine flow and pipe sizing, choosing a circulator, review heating systems such as Series Loop, 1 Pipe, 2 Pipe, MonoFlo, boiler components and application, boiler venting and combustion air methods, cast iron to high efficiency boiler retrofits, general troubleshooting of HE boiler components.         (more…)

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


  • June 26, 2023 - June 29, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 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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10-Week HVAC & Energy Professional Program


  • July 10, 2023 - September 15, 2023
    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


  • July 31, 2023 - August 3, 2023
    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 21, 2023 - August 25, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 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 28, 2023 - September 1, 2023
    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 28, 2023 - August 29, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 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 4.1 – Installing Exterior Vapor Distribution Systems & Skills Assessment


  • August 30, 2023 - September 5, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 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 4.2 – Placing Vapor Distribution Systems and Appliances into Service & Skills Assessment


  • September 6, 2023 - September 11, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 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 4.3 – Installing Appliances and Interior Vapor Distribution Systems & Skills Assessment


  • September 12, 2023 - September 15, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 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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Troubleshooting High Efficiency Gas Furnaces


  • September 18, 2023
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

March 27, 2019

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CETP 2.2 – Bobtail Delivery Operations


  • September 20, 2023 - September 21, 2023
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Propane Delivery includes inspecting, maintaining and operating propane delivery vehicles, filling propane storage containers, and making customer deliveries of propane. Bobtail Delivery Operations course provides information for drivers who operate commercial motor vehicles to deliver propane. This course also covers: Bobtail equipment and systems. Explains a bobtail’s basic equipment and systems, including the cargo tank, (more…)

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CETP 4.6 – Advanced Propane Appliance Service and Troubleshooting


  • September 25, 2023 - September 29, 2023
    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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Gas Heating Fundamentals of Installation & Servicing


  • September 25, 2023 - September 29, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 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…)

Read More...

Creating a Problem Free Boiler Installation


  • October 10, 2023
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This course will cover choosing the proper boiler, determine flow and pipe sizing, choosing a circulator, review heating systems such as Series Loop, 1 Pipe, 2 Pipe, MonoFlo, boiler components and application, boiler venting and combustion air methods, cast iron to high efficiency boiler retrofits, general troubleshooting of HE boiler components.         (more…)

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Creating a Problem Free Boiler Installation


  • October 12, 2023
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This course will cover choosing the proper boiler, determine flow and pipe sizing, choosing a circulator, review heating systems such as Series Loop, 1 Pipe, 2 Pipe, MonoFlo, boiler components and application, boiler venting and combustion air methods, cast iron to high efficiency boiler retrofits, general troubleshooting of HE boiler components.         (more…)

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Troubleshooting High Efficiency Gas Furnaces


  • November 20, 2023
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

March 27, 2019

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