HVAC : Emily Griffith Technical College

HVAC

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Functioning HVAC systems are important for people to be comfortable in their homes or offices, and they can be essential for running and maintaining certain types of businesses like hospitals and data centers. 

Our hybrid program will give you hands-on experience building and maintaining all types of heating and refrigeration systems in our state-of-the-art learning laboratory. You will gain skills in working with electrical control components, as well as in piping and fabrication. 

Take classes two days a week and complete career-relevant projects at home.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith HVAC Certificate?

Graduates use their certificate to work jobs such as the following:

  • HVAC Installers
  • HVAC service techs
  • HVAC design engineers

Other potential career paths include jobs with air conditioning supply companies, building contractors, building management companies, heating, and air conditioning contractors, hotel maintenance departments, retailers, wholesale supply houses.

Thinking about applying? Get the program checklist or flyer.

Skilled Trades
$7,939
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
Full Time Program
10 Months
Program length
6/05/2023
Next Start Date
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Course Information

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
HVA 1000 Safety Training for the Trades 0.5
HVA 1002 Basic Refigeration 4
HVA 1011 Piping Skills for HVAC 4
HVA 1013 Refrigerant Recovery Training 1
HVA 1000 Safety Training for the Trades

Introduces the student the basic concepts of workplace hazards and the need for continuing education with regard to safety. The reasons behind confined space training and proper safety equipment will be covered.

Start Date: 06/05/2023
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 1000 Safety Training for the Trades

Introduces the student the basic concepts of workplace hazards and the need for continuing education with regard to safety. The reasons behind confined space training and proper safety equipment will be covered.

Start Date: 06/05/2023
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 1002 Basic Refigeration

Introduces the basic theory of refrigeration systems, components, charging, recycling, and evacuation of refrigeration units.

Start Date: 06/07/2023
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 1002 Basic Refigeration

Introduces the basic theory of refrigeration systems, components, charging, recycling, and evacuation of refrigeration units.

Start Date: 06/07/2023
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 1011 Piping Skills for HVAC

Studies the different types of tubing and piping materials used in HVAC/R applications. Studies the proper tubing and piping installation methods used in the HVAC/R field. Subjects covered will be the proper cutting and bending procedures including, pipe math and how to make piping offsets. Common types of piping joints will be discussed, including, swaging, flaring, soldering, and brazing. Also covered will be cutting and threading of steel pipe and other alternative mechanical piping connections. Shop projects will include both bench projects and also mock up installation projects.

Start Date: 06/05/2023
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 1011 Piping Skills for HVAC

Studies the different types of tubing and piping materials used in HVAC/R applications. Studies the proper tubing and piping installation methods used in the HVAC/R field. Subjects covered will be the proper cutting and bending procedures including, pipe math and how to make piping offsets. Common types of piping joints will be discussed, including, swaging, flaring, soldering, and brazing. Also covered will be cutting and threading of steel pipe and other alternative mechanical piping connections. Shop projects will include both bench projects and also mock up installation projects.

Start Date: 06/05/2023
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 1013 Refrigerant Recovery Training

Explains the laws regarding refrigerant recovery. The course includes hands-on use of recovery equipment. Upon successful completion of this course students will be prepared to take the EPA certification test. Test is offered following the class. Test fee is not included in course fee.

Start Date: 07/13/2023
Instructor: Matt Langan
HVA 1013 Refrigerant Recovery Training

Explains the laws regarding refrigerant recovery. The course includes hands-on use of recovery equipment. Upon successful completion of this course students will be prepared to take the EPA certification test. Test is offered following the class. Test fee is not included in course fee.

Start Date: 07/13/2023
Instructor: Matt Langan
EMILY’S STORIES


“I don’t know where else I could sit in a room with 30 languages, all religions represented, and build a community.”

Katie Pham says she has the best job ever. She’s an English teacher for Emily Griffith teaching at Project Worthmore. “I don’t know where else I could sit in a room with 30 languages, all religions represented, and build a community,” she says. 

Before she started teaching English, she constantly bounced around with different jobs. She started working at Project Worthmore in communications, but when they needed help teaching, she started helping out. First she was just teaching one literacy class a week, but she really enjoyed it. So she took TOESL classes and got certified so that she could start teaching full time. 

She’s been teaching English now for 4 years. “And I haven’t gotten sick of it yet!” she says. 

“A lot of people see the immigrant community and think they need to help–need to be the hero,” says Katie. “But the community here [at Project Worthmore] is helping me as much as I am helping them. I’m learning new things from them all the time. They teach me about their food, their community and they make me laugh!” 

She doesn’t have plans to stop teaching any time soon. “I’ve seen this community flourish in so many ways,” says Katie. And she loves being a part of it. “We need to break down these walls and build these up these communities; we are all just people at the end of the day.” 

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