Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) / Plumbing
GC Tech | 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 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. 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:
- 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 Load Calculations
- Equipment Selection
- Gas pipe sizing
- Installation of drain, waste, vent
- 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
- Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)/ Plumbing (CSST) Certification
- New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) Certificate
- Advanced Hydronics Certification
- 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 HVAC 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, steamfitting and power plant maintenance and operation. Typical job titles in plumbing and HVAC include apprentice, helper, mechanic, journey worker, pipefitter, steamfitter and master plumber.
Work Experience Opportunities:
- Students who meet all eligibility requirements may participate in supervised, real-world, work-based learning offerings that include shadow days, internships or paid Co-Op experiences at workplace sites such as:
Habitat for Humanity
Nassau County Department of Public Works
Our Alumni Job Portal provides listings posted by our business partners. Check out the listings below to find any available career opportunities.
Assists in performing a variety of routine maintenance and repair tasks. Under direct supervision, the employee serves as an apprentice or helper to higher-ranking maintenance personnel. Assists in making electrical, heating, plumbing, masonry, carpentry, painting and roofing repairs. Assists in snow removal activities. Assists in operating a variety of automotive and maintenance equipment. Performs other maintenance duties as required.
Experienced foreman in all aspects of residential installations, 3-5 years experience installer for residential installation of new and retro heating and cooling systems and 3-5 years experience service technician for residential and commercial repair servicing. Shop & Parts Coordinator - Inventory experience needed, dealing with wholesalers a plus
Plumbing mechanics- junior mechanics or plumbers helpers
Emerald Energy (www.emeraldenergy.co) is equipping the next generation of clean energy workers using better technology. After speaking with HVAC contractors who install heat pumps, one key challenge we've identified is helping them source, assess, and place new technicians.