HVAC/R Technology Program in Erie, PA



Length: 12 months

Train To Be an HVAC/R Technician in Erie, Pennsylvania

HVAC Technicians are vital in modern day homes and buildings. Heating and air conditioning systems control the temperature, humidity, and overall air quality in homes, businesses, and other buildings. They are typically responsible for not only the installation of HVAC systems but also their repair and maintenance.

The average day of a HVAC Tech consists of traveling to worksites, following design specifications to install and repair HVAC systems, connect systems to fuel and water supply lines and air ducts, and install electrical wiring and test for proper operation.

Develop your skills in an (HVAC/R) Technology career training program at EIT. Our four-term program provides hands-on training and instruction that helps you stand out from other candidates. Upon completion, you’ll know how to install, maintain, and repair the electronic and mechanical components that keep HVAC/R systems running.

You will gain skills in installing HVAC units, including electronic and mechanical components; ductwork installation, including flexible tubing and sheet metal; installation and repair of fuel and water supply lines; installation and recycling of refrigerants; installation and repair of electrical connections to HVAC/R components; and the installation and repair of HVAC/R system automation components.

Are you interested in starting a career as an HVAC/R technician? Contact us to learn more about the program, or enroll today.

What Is HVAC?

The term HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, but you may also say HVAC/R, with the R standing for refrigeration. HVAC is also another way to talk about the heating and cooling systems that help provide a comfortable environment in our homes and businesses. Only qualified HVAC/R technicians can work on these systems, making it an in-demand career with plenty of opportunities. Will you choose this path? Read on to explore more about the HVAC/R Technology Program.

What You’ll Learn

During the first term in the HVAC/R Technology Program, you’ll learn how refrigeration works and the electrical and electronic components in HVAC/R systems. This term also covers practical computer skills and teaches you strategies for success in the field.

During the second term, you’ll advance your refrigeration knowledge for commercial use. You’ll also learn the concept of hydroponics, how it applies to heating systems, and how HVAC systems impact our environment. This part of the course also covers mathematical skills for HVAC/R technicians and helps you develop job-seeking skills.

At the halfway point, you’ll begin exploring more concepts and areas around HVAC/R systems and how they work together. You’ll look at advancements in HVAC systems, such as green technology. Another important aspect of this part of the course is estimating. Many businesses offer estimates to help attract customers, making it an important skill in your repertoire.

In the final term of this program, you’ll explore digital electronics used for HVAC/R systems. Sometimes these systems and their equipment need troubleshooting to get them up and running again. We’ll teach you how to do it effectively. And what better way to reinforce the skills you’ve learned at EIT than through an externship? Put what you’ve learned into practice—start by enrolling in our HVAC/R Technology Program today.

How Long is the HVAC/R Program?

Get the training and skills you need to start a career as an HVAC/R technician in as little as one year. Don’t wait for tomorrow—start your journey to success today.

Where You Can Work

As an HVAC/R technician, you’ll have a versatile skill set. You can choose to join a private company or even work for yourself. In either case, you’ll likely work in residential homes, schools, hospitals, and just about any facility that uses heating, ventilation, AC, and refrigeration systems.

Who Hires Our Graduates?

EIT HVAC/R Technology Program graduates have recently been employed by the following employers:

  • National Fuel, Erie, PA
  • Modern Industries, Erie, PA
  • Keep Heating and Cooling, Erie, PA
  • Chuck Ollinger Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Erie, PA
  • 21st Street Market, Erie, PA
  • Warren Sheet Metal, Warren, PA
  • West End Hardware, Erie, PA
  • TJ’s Plumbing & Heating, Erie, PA
  • Szewczyk Plumbing, Heating and AC, Erie, PA
  • Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA
  • Country Fair, Inc., Erie, PA
  • Gugino Plumbing and Heating, Fredonia, NY
  • JTM Foods, Erie, PA
  • Deets Mechanical, Inc., Seneca, PA
  • Iten Industries, Ashtabula, OH

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Anthony Agnello

Anthony Agnello

J.J. Agnello Heating and Cooling

We look for a school such as EIT to train the skilled service technicians we need.

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