• Students construct a plumbing system.

    GC Tech | Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) on Long Island

  • Prepare for a career in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) at GC Tech:

    This course of study will combine classroom theory with hands-on training in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and all related climate control systems extending to “Smart Home” technologies that will prepare Long Island’s students for entry -level positions in this increasingly important career. Students will learn on actual field equipment and will engage in basic safety around skills such as pipefitting, soldering, wiring of controls and system operation. 

    Students Will Practice: 

    • Installing cooling and air conditioning systems 
    • Installing ductless heat pump systems 
    • Piping of boiler and hydronic systems 
    • Black pipe and pex installations 
    • Reading blueprints, drawings, and schematics 
    • Clean air requirements 
    • Heating and ventilation 
    • Refrigeration and air conditioning 
    • Service procedures and trouble shooting 

    Specific Lessons Include: 

    • Hydronic heating systems 
    • Heat load calculations 
    • Equipment selection 
    • Safe use of trade related tools 
    • Gas pipe sizing 
    • Estimation 
    • Hot and cold-water distribution systems 
    • Pip fitting Climate control 
    • Residential air conditioning 
    • Cooling and heat pump systems 
    • Controls, circuits and instruments 
    • Efficiency rating 
    • Electrical Theory 
    • Alternative energy 
    • Air flow duct work distribution systems 

    Possible Credentials & Certifications: 

    • OSHA 30 Certifications 
    • New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) Certificate 
    • NCCER Core & HVAC Credential
    • Preparation for EPA608 Technician Certification 


  • Course available: Grades 11–12
    Course length: 2 years
    Placement: Regular
    Location: GC Tech


Career Opportunities

  • Our Alumni Job Portal provides listings posted by our business partners. Check out the listings below to find any available career opportunities.


    Troubleshooting, Preventing Maintenance, Repairs

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  • Assembler - United Instruments

    The company is United Instruments (28 Otis St, #2B, West Babylon, NY, 11704) Contact is Mark Grigoraki (copied on this email). Mark is the President.  Phone # 516-398-2953 It is a small but growing company that makes instrumentation measuring temperature, pressure, and level in various industrial applications. The job entails soldering, assembly, testing of boards, and making cable harnesses.  The person will be involved in traveler development, inventory control, receiving and will participate in the implementation of ISO 9001.  Since it is a small company, they will be involved in many aspects of running the business.  Great business learning experience because they can see the entire process.

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  • Field Service Technician - Apprentice - Island Pump and Tank LLC

    We are looking for the next generation to join our exciting, dynamic industry as petroleum service technicians. Daily work may include troubleshooting and repairing gas dispensers, POS systems, tank monitoring systems, fuel controllers, and other activities related to fueling facilities. Since gas stations are open 24/7, we run service 24/7 to accommodate our customers' needs. Overtime is always available, and sometimes required.

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  • Maintenance Skilled Worker - ACLD

    Considered candidates must have working knowledge of all the trades including basic carpentry, basic plumbing, basic electric and other related building trades.

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  • Heating Alternatives Inc.

    Furnace cleaning and repair technician.

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