HVAC / Plumbing

  • 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 heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, and all related climate control systems extending to “Smart Home” technologies. This combination of classroom theory and hands-on training that will prepare students for entry level positions in this increasingly important career field. Students will learn on functioning shop equipment such as boiler systems and refrigeration trainers. Students will also engage safely in basic skills such as pipe-fitting, soldering, brazing, wiring of controls, and system operation.

    Students Will Practice:

    • Installing bathroom fixtures
    • Reading blueprints, drawings and schematics
    • The requirements of the plumbing code
    • Clean air requirements
    • Heating and ventilation
    • Refrigeration and air-conditioning

    Specific Lessons Include:

    • Hydronic pipe sizing
    • Heat Land Calculations
    • Equipment Selection
    • Gas pipe sizing
    • Estimation
    • Installation of drain, waste, vent and hot and cold water distribution systems
    • Heating and ventilation
    • Pipe fitting
    • OSHA 10 certification
    • AC system operation
    • Climate control
    • EPA608 Technician Certification
    • NCCER Core
    • Plumbing 1
    • HVAC 1 Credit toward certification
    • PEX Certification
    • Construction Site Safety Technician (CSST) Certification
    • New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) Certificate
    • Advanced Hydronics Certification
  • Career Opportunities

    The continuing need for renovation and maintenance of systems in power plants, water and wastewater treatment plants, pipelines, office buildings, factories and residential buildings increases the demand for qualified plumbing and heating workers. Legislation mandating the installation of fire sprinkler systems in existing structures has also increased job opportunities.

    Graduates often choose to continue their studies at a technical school or college in order to enhance their career opportunities in fields such as design, engineering, steam-fitting and power plant maintenance and operation. Typical job titles in plumbing and heating include Apprentice, Helper, Mechanic, Journey Worker, Pipefitter, Steamfitter and Master Plumber.

    College Agreements
    Upon completion of this course, students may receive college credits subject to the entrance requirements of each institution and any additional criteria that may have been established. Current college agreements include:

    •  SUNY Delhi, NY

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


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Barry Tech & GC Tech Guidance Office

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