• Barry Tech | Engineering Technologies | Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) / Plumbing in Long Island

  • About This Course

    This course of study will combine classroom theory with hands-on training in the plumbing technologies as well as “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 pipe-fitting, soldering, wiring of controls, and system operation. There will be added emphasis on better energy management as this is expected to lead to the replacement of older systems and the installation of newer, more efficient systems in existing homes and buildings. In addition to these “Green Collar Workforce” concepts, demand for maintenance and service work is expected to rise as businesses and homeowners strive to keep increasingly complex systems operating efficiently. At the same time, jobs outnumber trained technicians – get prepared for this exciting career today!

  • Students Will Practice:

    • Reading Blueprints, drawings and schematics
    • The requirements of the HVAC
    • Clean air requirements
    • Heating and Ventilation
    • Installing CA systems
    • Installing ductless heat pump system
    • Piping of boiler and hydronic systems
    • Black pipe and pex installations

    Specific Lessons Include:

    • Baseboard heating
    • Controls, circuits, and instruments
    • Efficiency rating
    • Electrical theory
    • Safe use of trade-related tools
    • Hydronic heating systems
    • Heat load calculations
    • Equipment selection
    • Gas pipe sizing
    • Boilers
    • Estimation
    • Hot and cold water distribution systems
    • Heating and ventilation
    • Pipe fitting
    • OSHA 30 certification
    • NCCER Core
    • New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) certificate


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


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