CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Career & Technology Center (CCCTC) is excited to announce the opening of the new Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) program that was board approved. It is ready for student enrollment for the 2017-18 school year.
The program will be included in the 10th grade tours that are scheduled for January and February. HVAC/R will prepare students for an entry-level position as an installer, maintenance or service technician dealing with aspects of the residential and commercial field.
This career area is always growing, has great monetary potential and will always be in demand. Students will become adept at working with specialty tools, pressure/temperature/electrical meters, metal fabricating devices, torches, refrigerants, and live HVAC/R equipment, according to CCCTC officials.
Students have the opportunity to earn two industry certifications: Refrigerant Recovery Certification #608 and 410A Safety Certification.
Several members of the industry are now members of the HVAC/R Occupational Advisory Committee at the CCCTC.
To learn more about the HVAC/R program at CCCTC, please call 814-765-5308.
From left to right in the front row are Rick Bush, Philipsburg-Osceola School District, Jeff Shaffer, owner of Curwensville True Value Hardware and Joint Operating Committee member for CCCTC, and Trevor Kephart, Allied Mechanical & Electrical employee.
In the back row from left to right are Elizabeth Frankhouser, executive director of CCCTC, Ken Hassinger, HVAC instructor from CPI, Justin Angeletti, owner of Stallion Mechanical, Chris Howe, regional manager of McClure Company, and Fred Redden, principal of CCCTC.
Members absent from photo are Robbie Gerguson, owner of Philipsburg Heating and Plumbing, Mike Tucker, head service technician, Joseph Berrena Mechanicals, Matt Norris, HVAC technician, Penn State University, Jerry Bloom, owner of Bloom Electric, Heating, & Plumbing, JD Miknis, facilities & production manager, Sheetz Inc., Mark Walborn, owner of Gary & Sons Inc., Matt Dixon, regional manager, McClure Company, and Dell Rougeux, owner of FDR Heather, AC & Refrigeration.