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Basic Electric Theory for HVAC Components


  • July 11, 2022 - July 15, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

This robust 5 day class will provide a foundation of theory, practical application, and safety principles for working with the electrical components of HVAC systems. Students will progressively develop their knowledge and skills related to residential and commercial HVAC. The full-color Basic Electric Theory for HVAC Components course offers classroom and hands on training. This course will (more…)

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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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A/C Principles, Theories, Installation & Troubleshooting


  • July 18, 2022 - July 29, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 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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HM-126F Certification & HazMat CSA Training


  • July 19, 2022
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

May 7, 2019

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HM-126F Certification & HazMat CSA Training


  • July 20, 2022
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

May 7, 2019

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HM-126F Certification & HazMat CSA Training


  • July 21, 2022
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

May 7, 2019

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DOT Compliance Review


  • July 21, 2022
    12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Today’s DOT regulations continue to become more complex and regulated as each year goes by. This half-day class is intended for owners, managers, and safety personnel who oversee the day-to-day operations of the trucks they have on the road. This seminar will cover the following areas to ensure your organization stays ahead of the curve (more…)

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HM-126F Certification & HazMat CSA Training


  • July 22, 2022
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

May 7, 2019

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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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Oil Heating Fundamentals of Installation, Servicing & Troubleshooting


  • August 1, 2022 - August 19, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

PPATEC is now offering an extended version of our popular NORA Bronze Two Week Basic Oil Heat Program. This new entry-level 120-hour oil heat training will be included as a part of our 10-Week HVAC & Energy Professional Program. PPA and PPATEC members have the option of enrolling technicians into the best possible oil heat (more…)

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HazMat Vehicle Inspection Demonstration


  • August 2, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

May 7, 2019

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HazMat Vehicle Inspection Demonstration


  • August 17, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

May 7, 2019

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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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HazMat Vehicle Inspection Demonstration


  • September 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

May 7, 2019

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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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Three Day Basic Oil Heat Class


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

This class includes all the primary fundamentals of oil heat training for technicians in a three-day training program. Technicians who have experience servicing HVAC equipment, but have limited background working on oil equipment, are ideal candidates for this class. This training also serves as a great resource for oil heat technicians who completed the NORA (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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HazMat Vehicle Inspection Demonstration


  • September 15, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

May 7, 2019

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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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Class A/B Operator Training


  • September 19, 2022
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

If You Own or Operate Regulated USTs, You Need This Course! This Underground Storage Tank (UST) Operator Training Course is required for fuel storage tank facilities. The EPA has established new minimum training requirements for designated Class A, Class B, and Class C operators to ensure that those who own and operate regulated underground storage (more…)

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Three Day Basic Oil Heat Class


  • September 20, 2022 - September 22, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

This class includes all the primary fundamentals of oil heat training for technicians in a three-day training program. Technicians who have experience servicing HVAC equipment, but have limited background working on oil equipment, are ideal candidates for this class. This training also serves as a great resource for oil heat technicians who completed the NORA (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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Three Day Basic Oil Heat Class


  • September 27, 2022 - September 29, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

This class includes all the primary fundamentals of oil heat training for technicians in a three-day training program. Technicians who have experience servicing HVAC equipment, but have limited background working on oil equipment, are ideal candidates for this class. This training also serves as a great resource for oil heat technicians who completed the NORA (more…)

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HM-126F Certification & HazMat CSA Training


  • September 27, 2022
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

May 7, 2019

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HM-126F Certification & HazMat CSA Training


  • September 28, 2022
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

May 7, 2019

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DOT Compliance Review


  • September 28, 2022
    12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Today’s DOT regulations continue to become more complex and regulated as each year goes by. This half-day class is intended for owners, managers, and safety personnel who oversee the day-to-day operations of the trucks they have on the road. This seminar will cover the following areas to ensure your organization stays ahead of the curve (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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HM-126F Certification & HazMat CSA Training


  • September 29, 2022
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

May 7, 2019

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HM-126F Certification & HazMat CSA Training


  • September 30, 2022
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

May 7, 2019

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NORA Bronze – Two Week Basic Oil Heat Program


  • October 3, 2022 - October 14, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

After 10 days of concentrated fundamental classroom theory, coupled with practical laboratory work, including hands-on experience on a variety of live-fire equipment, you will acquire a solid foundation of knowledge. This training, along with field experience, will help build careers as installation and service technicians that will become an asset to you and your customers. (more…)

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NORA Bronze – Two Week Basic Oil Heat Program


  • October 17, 2022 - October 28, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

After 10 days of concentrated fundamental classroom theory, coupled with practical laboratory work, including hands-on experience on a variety of live-fire equipment, you will acquire a solid foundation of knowledge. This training, along with field experience, will help build careers as installation and service technicians that will become an asset to you and your customers. (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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Three Day Basic Oil Heat Class


  • November 1, 2022 - November 3, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

This class includes all the primary fundamentals of oil heat training for technicians in a three-day training program. Technicians who have experience servicing HVAC equipment, but have limited background working on oil equipment, are ideal candidates for this class. This training also serves as a great resource for oil heat technicians who completed the NORA (more…)

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ACCA’s Airflow Measurement


  • November 4, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

March 27, 2019

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NORA Bronze – Two Week Basic Oil Heat Program


  • November 7, 2022 - November 18, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

After 10 days of concentrated fundamental classroom theory, coupled with practical laboratory work, including hands-on experience on a variety of live-fire equipment, you will acquire a solid foundation of knowledge. This training, along with field experience, will help build careers as installation and service technicians that will become an asset to you and your customers. (more…)

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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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