Number weeks required to complete program of study: 10 weeks
Number of clock hours required to complete program of study: 400 clock hours (147 Lab hours) (253 Lecture hours)
Classes are offered Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm during the week. No classes are scheduled during the weekend.
Type of award the student will receive upon successful completion of the program: Certificate
- Individuals 18 years old or older and able to profit from further formal education, or a high
school graduate under the age of 18, may be admitted to PPATEC. Admission to PPATEC, however, does not ensure admission to any individual program or course or continued enrollment at PPATEC. PPATEC is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, or disability. PPATEC may refuse admission to an applicant who poses a safety threat.
- For admission, applicants must provide a completed application for admission, a copy of high school transcript or high school equivalency certificate, and a $25 application fee. PPATEC reserves the right to ask for additional supporting materials.
- Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis as they are completed.
- Certificate Programs: Applicants must be high school graduates or possess high school equivalency certificates.
- Class enrollment limitations will be set for each term based on space requirements and availability as well as the availability of instructors to maintain appropriate instructor- student ratios determined by specific course of instruction.
All work and assessments must be completed with a standard passing grade of 70% as outlined in the class syllabi. PPATEC will proctor and administer the test at the end of each certification block of instruction. Certification records are maintained online. Students have access to their online records indefinitely.
Certificates of completed training will be presented on the final day of class to students that met attendance requirements and completed the required hours for course completion. Students will be provided or mailed a certificate of completion when they passed the course in 7-10 business days. Students can re-test the following day and any time after until they pass the course.
Standards for academic progress:
Students must show Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward completing course objectives. All periods of enrollment count toward SAP. In order to meet SAP, students must achieve at least a 70% passing grade in each course. Students who fail to make satisfactory progress will be subject to dismissal from PPATEC. If a student fails to meet the 70% pass standard in a given course, they will be placed in a probationary status for a period of one week in order to retest to meet the 70% standard. At the end of the probationary period, if the student fails to meet the 70% standard, the student will be terminated from PPATEC.
Tuition and Fees
|Other surcharges and fees
* 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.
2022 Program Dates
||July 11, 2022
||July 1, 2022
||September 16, 2022
2023 Program Dates
||January 9, 2023
||December 30, 2022
||March 17, 2023
||July 10, 2023
||June 30, 2023
||September 15, 2023
Payment shall be made by check, money order, or credit/debit card transaction and/or by third party organization e.g. Veterans Administration by the following dates.
|2022 Term 1:
||July 1, 2022
|2023 Term 1:
||December 30, 2022
|2023 Term 2:
||June 30, 2023
Payment for the term is expected to be made in full 10 days prior to the term start date.
** Title 38 United States Code Section 3679(e) regarding the disbursement of tuition shall supersede billing regulations stated in this Rule for covered individuals.
PPATEC permits any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to PPATEC a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 of Title 38 USC.
PPATEC will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to PPATEC due to the delayed disbursement of a payment to be provided by the Veterans Administration under chapter 31 or 33 of Title 38 USC.
For purposes of this subsection, a covered individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 of Title 38 USC
Refund in the event of rejection. An applicant rejected by the school is entitled to a refund of monies paid.
If a class is canceled, applicants will receive a 100% refund of monies paid.
For a student cancelling prior to the beginning of classes, monies paid to the school shall be refunded except the nonrefundable amount of the $25 application fee. The application fee is fully refundable however, if the student requests cancellation within five calendar days after signing the enrollment agreement if no classes have been attended, lessons completed, or materials used.
If a student enrolls and withdraws or discontinues after the term has begun but prior to completion of the term, the following minimum refunds apply:
- For a student withdrawing from or discontinuing the program during the first 7 calendar days of the term, the tuition charges refunded by the school shall be 75% of the tuition for the term.
- For a student withdrawing from or discontinuing the program after the first 7 calendar days, but within the first 25% of the term, the tuition charges refunded by the school shall be 55% of the tuition for the term.
- For a student withdrawing or discontinuing after 25% but within 50% of the term, the tuition charges refunded by the school shall be 30% of the tuition.
- For a student withdrawing from or discontinuing the program after 50% of the term, the student is entitled to no refund.
Refunds shall be made within 30 calendar days of the date the student fails to enter, leaves the program or fails to return from a leave of absence.
Voluntary withdrawal: Students wishing to withdraw completely from the PPATEC initiate the process by notifying their instructor. The instructor will notify PPATEC administration to complete the withdrawal process including all necessary official notifications and refunds processed accordingly.
Involuntary withdrawal: The last date of attendance for students will be established and documented for students who stop attending classes and do not follow withdrawal procedures. A W or I will be recorded based on the date of Involuntary withdrawal and refunds processed accordingly.
Withdrawal and refund policy for reservists called to active duty: Full refund of tuition shall be granted to students who are military reservists or members of the National Guard and are ordered to active military service by the President of the United States or the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Please see the catalog addendum, “Special Policies for Veterans Administration Requirements” for specific pro rata refund policy for applicable students.
- HVAC Service Technician
- Heating Oil Service Technician
- Propane Service Technician
- HVAC Installer
Formal complaints, questions, or concerns should be brought to the CEO/School Director.
PPATEC is licensed by the State Board of Private Schools, Pennsylvania Department of Education and questions or concerns that are not satisfactorily resolved by the person designated above may be brought to the attention of the State Board of Private Schools, Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market St, 12th Floor, Harrisburg, PA, 17126-0333.
Employment assistance will be offered to program graduates but employment is not guaranteed.
PPATEC will share employment opportunities with students. In addition, when the opportunity is afforded, PPATEC will coordinate networking opportunities with prospective employers. Opportunities are based on the information provided by the employer or person offering the job. PPATEC is unable to fully research the integrity of each organization or person that posts a job vacancy or guarantee that all jobs are still available at the time of student inquiry.
PPATEC makes no guarantee about positions publicized and is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of employment. It is the responsibility of each individual job seeker to research the integrity of the organization(s) to which he/she is applying and to verify the specific information pertaining to the job posting. Job seekers should exercise due diligence and use common sense and caution when applying for or accepting any position.