What You'll Learn in the HVACR Program

What You'll Learn in the HVACR Program
What You'll Learn in the HVACR Program

What You'll Learn in the HVACR Program

The HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration) program at Porter and Chester Institute (PCI) can be completed in a hybrid format in 12 months. This program is offered in Bridgeport, Hamden, Rocky Hill, and Waterbury, Connecticut and Brockton, Chicopee, and Worcester, Massachusetts. Not only will students learn important skills of the trade, they'll also be given the opportunity to earn their EPA Section 608A and OSHA 30 certifications.

Students in the HVACR program will gain important knowledge about the industry, as well as get hands-on training. Some specific things students will learn include:

  • How to install, maintain, and troubleshoot HVACR units
  • How to work on the gas, oil, and electric heating, cooling, and refrigeration systems
  • Oil burner tear-down, assembly, operation, adjustment, and problem diagnosis
  • Sheet metal ductwork repair and installation
  • Electrical principles required to service oil burners, ignition systems, thermostats, gas systems, and unit controls
  • Theory and practical application of gas properties
  • Reading and creating schematic diagrams in order to properly wire, diagnose, and repair equipment

There are also courses within the program that will equip graduates for specific HVACR work after graduation, such as:

  • Electrical for Gas
  • Mechanical for Oil
  • Hydronic and Control Systems
  • Core Refrigeration
  • Piping Principles
  • Advanced Air Design

At PCI, the HVACR program will give students the skills and knowledge they need to begin their career after graduation. To learn more about the program, including tuition cost, scheduling, and additional courses, check out the program description page. If you're ready to get started, visit the online application portal to enroll.