Accelerate Your Career

Begin Your Career

A career in the energy and HVAC trade is more than a well-paying job. It is an opportunity to enter into a continuously evolving industry with countless opportunities for future growth. Our training program offers the opportunity for individuals to receive basic hands-on training and industry certifications that they can immediately use upon graduation.

PPATEC is a member-based trade school that facilities both state licensed and non-state licensed (contract training) activities. Any individuals who are classified as “self-pay” may only attend our state licensed HVAC & Energy Professional Program which adheres to all required PA State Board of Private Licensed School regulations. Any individuals who attend the HVAC & Energy Professional Program as an employee is classified as contract training and therefore does not adhere to PA State Board of Private Licensed School oversight.

10-Week HVAC & Energy Professional Program

Our 10-week entry-level program offers all of the important electrical, A/C, gas heat, oil heat, and propane information to begin your career within the industry.

Tuition Cost

Tuition Cost: $8,995
Additional Fees: $2,775 (includes tools, books, and lab fees)

Our Next Program Starts in July!

Start Date: July 8, 2024
Registration Deadline: June 24, 2024 
End Date: September 13, 2024
• Basic Electric Theory for HVAC Components (40 hours)
• A/C Principles, Theories, Installation & Troubleshooting (80 hours)
• Heating Principles, Theories, Installation & Troubleshooting (160 hours)
• Gas/Propane Certification & Vapor Distribution Systems (120 hours)

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Hands-On Training in 10 Weeks


Course Times

Classes are offered Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM during the week. No classes are scheduled on the weekends. No classes on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.



HVAC & Energy Industry Employment Opportunities

The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association (PPA) represents 450+ companies within the HVAC and energy industry from all parts of the state. Many of our members are actively looking for motivated individuals to join their company. The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Technical Education Center (PPATEC) was built and paid for by our membership to expand workforce development with our industry. Graduates of the 10-Week HVAC & Energy Professional Program will have the advantage of utilizing the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association employer network to find an opportunity that best fits within their needs.

network icon 450+ Membership Network of Potential Employers

Our trade association represents hundreds of reputable employers across the state. PPATEC directly connects our attendees with our employer network to encourage job placement.

career path icon Competitive Starting Wage & Future Career Paths

Both the HVAC and energy industry requires specialized skills. PPATEC members offer extremely competitive employment packages to hire qualified individuals and provide long-term career growth.

icon tools High Demand for Hiring HVAC & Energy Professionals

The demand for hiring HVAC and energy professionals is extremely high. Increased demand will continue to result in higher wages for qualified candidates who are entering the industry.

Hear From Previous Students

Listen to students who have previously attended PPATEC classes to hear firsthand how they benefited from their training experience.



Our Instructors

Instructors at PPATEC have decades of experience in the field and hold various industry certifications. We are proud that they are a part of our team to help teach and support the next generation of HVAC and energy industry professionals in our region.


Our Facility

Our facility opened in 2011 and has since been one of the premier hands-on training facilities in the area. In 2020 PPATEC went through a significant expansion to add more hands-on space for air conditioning, propane, natural gas, and electrical units.