• Students construct a plumbing system.

    GC Tech | Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) / Plumbing in 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: Barry Tech or 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.

  • TEMP- Machinist - Oerlikon

    We are looking for a Machinist Temp for our Westbury NY facility. Under close supervision, in this role you will perform intricate manufacturing parts using manual and computerized machining operations to fabricate parts and components for a wide variety of systems.

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  • TEMP - Maintenance Technician - Oerlikon

    We are looking for a Maintenance Technician Temp for our Westbury NY facility. In this role you will develop and maintain a preventive maintenance program for the Materials manufacturing unit as well as to work with the Materials Engineering Manager on pilot projects.

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  • Property Maintenance Apprentice - Werland Associates LLC

    Assist and learn from property maintenance crew the different trades needed, including (but not limited to): plumbing, electric, HVAC, carpentry, concrete, painting, roofing, etc

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  • Mechanical Technician - Independent Home

    This is not a warehouse associate position, but for someone with basic mechanical skills to construct Walk-in Bath Tubs. Our company is a growing 12-year-old nationwide company manufacturing Walk in Tubs. We have an A+ rating and are looking for employees who match our company's image. We are looking for a hardworking, personable person to fill a full-time warehouse technicians position to work at our facility. If you are employed by another tub/spa company and are looking to move to the next level, we are looking for you.

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  • Heating Alternatives Inc.

    Furnace cleaning and repair technician.

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