10-Week HVAC & Energy Professional Program

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  • 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 enrolling those attendees into our formalized training program. Attendees of this 10-week program will receive basic hands-on training for electrical, air conditioning, heating technologies, and propane systems. Attendees will also receive valuable industry certifications such as EPA 608, NORA, and CETP.

Week 1: Basic Electric Theory for HVAC Components (40 Hours)

Students who complete this course successfully will progressively be able to:

  • • Demonstrate knowledge of the Basic Electric Theory for HVAC Components, What is Electricity, Ohm’s Law, and other theory
  • • Properly troubleshoot, diagnose, repair, maintain, and service popular brands of A/C units and heat pumps
  • • Perform installation and maintenance on system components including:  Circuit & Components, Conductors, Transformers, Thermostats, Motors, Other electrical components with minimal supervision
  • • Demonstrate grounding in the fundamentals of HVAC electrical components
  • • Properly perform assigned duties demonstrating proper safety practices and procedures in the lab and the workplace, while installing, designing, troubleshooting, and servicing systems
  • • Maintain a safe and OSHA compliant work environment
  • • Multitask and prioritize all duties and responsibilities in order of importance.

Week 2 – 3: AC Principles, Theories, Installation & Troubleshooting (80 Hours)

Students who complete this course successfully will progressively be able to:

  • • Demonstrate knowledge of the History and Chemistry of Refrigerant
  • • Properly troubleshoot, diagnose, repair, maintain and service popular brands of A/C units and heat pumps
  • • Perform installation and maintenance on system components including: Compressors, Evaporators, Condensers, Metering Devices, Line sets, and Filter Driers with minimal supervision
  • • Properly perform assigned duties demonstrating proper safety practices and procedures in the lab and the workplace, while installing, designing, troubleshooting and servicing systems
  • • Maintain a safe and OSHA compliant work environment
  • • Multitask and prioritize all duties and responsibilities in order of importance
  • • Earn EPA 608 Certification

Week 4 – 7: Heating Principles, Theories, Installation & Troubleshooting (160 Hours)

Students who complete this course successfully will progressively be able to:

  • • Explain, identify, and execute nozzle construction and flame patterns
  • • Explain, identify, and execute combustion chamber sizing, draft adjustments and regulating draft with chimneys and power venters
  • • Explain, identify, and execute combustion theory, efficiency testing and troubleshooting
  • • Explain and identify causes of carbon monoxide, smoke and soot
  • • Explain and identify how ignition systems work; install and troubleshoot ignition systems
  • • Explain how motors, fans, & couplings work; install and troubleshoot motors, fans, & couplings
  • • Explain how primary controls, limit controls, & thermostats work, function and are installed
  • • Explain outdoor reset theory & terminology
  • • Explain heating systems, heat loss, detecting heat loss, renewable energy types and how they work
  • • Explain preventative maintenance and service procedures; perform preventative maintenance and service procedures
  • • Properly troubleshoot, diagnose, repair, maintain and service popular brands of oil burners and equipment
  • • Perform installation and maintenance on hydronic boilers, forced air furnaces and related piping and/or ventilation systems with minimal supervision
  • • Demonstrate a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of heating system design, installation, operation and analysis
  • • Properly Perform an Oil to Gas Conversion
  • • Understand how to size and install Gas Piping, Gas Regulators, and Gas Valves
  • • Understand how to size, install, and maintain Gas Orifice’s, Diffusers, and Combustion Chambers
  • • Understand, how to perform, and adjust Combustion, Draft, and Venting
  • • Understand the operation and how to diagnose Ignition Systems, Primary Controls, Modules, Limited Controls, and Motors

Week 8 – 10: Gas/Propane Certification & Vapor Distribution Systems (120 Hours)

Students who complete this course successfully will receive basic training, certification, and an evaluated skills assessment on the following:

  • • CETP 1.0 Propane Basic Principles and Practices of Propane
  • • CETP 4.1 Propane Designing and Installing Exterior Vapor Distributions Systems
  • • CETP 4.2 Propane Placing Vapor Distribution Systems and Appliances into Operation
  • • CETP 4.3 Propane Installing Appliances and Interior Vapor Distribution Systems

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No classes are scheduled on the weekends or Labor Day.

Tuition and fees for 2022 & 2023

Full Term ……………………………………………………………………………….. $8,995

Other surcharges and fees

Application Fee…………………………………………………………………………….$25

Lab Fee……………………………………………………………………………………… $275*

Admin Fee…………………………………………………………………………………..$175*

Facilities Fee……………………………………………………………………………… $125*

Tools ………………………………………………………………………………………. $1,850** †

Books…………………………………………………………………………………………$350**

* These Fees for non-tangible services will refunded according to the same policies that apply to the refund of
tuition in accordance with the refund regulations outlined in the catalog and enrollment agreement.

** These costs are subject to change and will be updated at least 60 days prior.

† The specific tool list published by the school is required of all students without exception or substitution. This is a
tangible cost to the student and the student will keep the tools at completion or withdrawal from the program. The
fee for tools is non-refundable.

PPATEC Tool List (Link available soon)

Hotel Discount Options

Receive discounted rates at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg East for a special rate of $83/night. Book online or make your reservation by contacting them at (717) 939-1600 and request the PA Petroleum Association room block.

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Receive discounted rates at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott for $119/night. Room code available shortly.

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Receive discounted rates at the Red Lion Hotel for $77/night. Book your room online or call (717) 939-7841 and request the PA Petroleum Association room block.

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Venue:  

Venue Phone: (717) 939-1781

Venue Website:

Address:
PPA Training Center, 911B South Eisenhower Boulevard, Middletown, Pennsylvania, 17057, United States

Description:

911B South Eisenhower Blvd
Middletown, PA  17057
717-939-1781