At the Capital Region Career & Technical School
Career opportunities abound for certified HVAC technicians in our region and beyond. The Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School's HVAC Training & Certification program provides adult students with the education, training and experience needed to earn valuable national certifications and prepare for rewarding positions and/or career advancement.
Located at Career & Tech's Albany campus at 1015 Watervliet Shaker Rd. (Career Path) in Colonie, the HVAC Training & Certification program offers adult students a convenient location and schedule suited to their needs. Classes run Sept. through June.
OSHA 10-hour Safety Course (intro to OSHA; safety standards; electrical; fall protection; personal protection; scaffolding, stairways and ladders; hand & power tools)
HVAC- 200 hours (includes Gas Heat, Oil Heat, Air Conditioning)
Electrical - 50 hours
Residential Low Pressure Boilers - 100 hours
Refrigeration - 90 hours
EPA 608 Certification
CSST (Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing) Certification
Green Awareness Certification
Job-seeking skills, including resume writing and interviewing
Assistance with finding a job through networking with Career & Tech's business partners
To accommodate adult learners’ busy schedules, classes will meet Monday through Thursday afternoons from 3 - 6 p.m. , September through June. Classes are not held during school-year vacation weeks.
Tuition for the HVAC Certification program is $5,406, and includes all books, materials and certification testing.
To register, call Capital Region BOCES Adult Education at (518) 862-4707.
HVAC Certification is taught in a 3150-square-foot, state-of-the art classroom and lab featuring:
A seated instruction area for lecture, reading, writing, problem-solving, and for instruction via technology such as an interactive SmartBoard, LCD projector and video
The latest HVAC equipment including:
Puron R410A AC systems
Condensing gas-fired wall-hung boilers
Medium and high-efficiency furnaces
Carrier Refrigerant Trainer
Indirect-fired water heaters
Conventional gas-fired water heaters
Brazing and soldering equipment and safety gear
Equipment and supplies for teaching HVAC Certification
benches and hands-on learning areas
Extracurricular/supplemental literature including trade publications, articles and Web-based resources
Frank Ando has been teaching HVAC at the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School since September 1997. He is a New York State Education Department-Certified Teacher of Construction, Industry and Building Maintenance/Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration; holds federal EPA Refrigerant certification; and has completed Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst training.
Mr. Ando is also experienced in teaching academic subjects – science, math, English – within the context of HVAC. He holds an Associate’s in Applied Science in Air Conditioning Engineering Technology from SUNY Alfred, and has more than 25 years experience in the HVAC/R field, including teaching, supervision, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, design and sales.
The Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School offers sufficient and convenient parking. The school is an ADA-accessible facility within walkable distance of CDTA bus stops on Central Avenue. A convenience store, take-out restaurant, deli, pizza parlor and bank are located across the street from the campus.
Plant Utilities Assistant
Career information is available at www. acca.org and www.rses.org.
The HVAC program at the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School is approved by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools