7 Skills You Learn in the HVACR Program

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7 Skills You Learn in the HVACR Program

HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration) offers a variety of career options in states like Connecticut and Massachusetts. However, before embarking on an HVACR career, you likely need to complete a relevant training program. HVACR training programs provide you with the skills you need to succeed.

Skills You Learn in HVACR Training Program

Students in the HVACR program will be introduced to different skills and tactics that will help them in their careers after graduation:

  1. How to install, maintain, and troubleshoot HVACR units
  2. How to work on gas and oil heating units, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems
  3. Oil burner tear-down, assembly, operation, adjustment, and problem diagnosis
  4. Basics of sheet metal ductwork repair and installations
  5. Learn electrical principles required to service oil burners, ignition systems, thermostats, gas systems, and unit controls
  6. Theory and practical application of gas properties
  7. Read schematic diagrams in order to properly wire, diagnose, and repair equipment

Earn HVACR Certifications in Connecticut

While enrolled in the HVACR program, students have the opportunity to earn their EPA Section 608A and OSHA 30 certifications. This program has been approved at the CT campuses for the related instruction hours required for the Connecticut B-2, D-2, and S-2 licenses. Field hours vary for each license; refer to the state licensing board for more information. Students must achieve a 75 or better in a course for the instruction hours to count toward their "related hours."

Prepare for HVACR Careers in Massachusetts

There are no licensing requirements in Massachusetts for general HVACR work. Refer to the state licensing board for more information on requirements in commercial HVACR.

HVACR Training in Connecticut and Massachusetts

Porter and Chester Institute (PCI) offers an HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration) program that can take only 12 months to complete and is offered through the Bridgeport, Hamden, Rocky Hill, and Waterbury, Connecticut campuses and the Brockton, Chicopee, and Worcester, Massachusetts campuses.

To get started, visit the online application portal to apply.