At the Capital Region Career & Technical School
450-hour program focusing on Heating,
Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Career opportunities abound for
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
adult students a convenient location and schedule suited to their
Classes run Sept. through June.
Units of Study &
10-hour Safety Course (intro to OSHA; safety
standards; electrical; fall protection; personal protection;
scaffolding, stairways and ladders; hand & power tools)
200 hours (includes Gas Heat, Oil Heat, Air Conditioning)
- 50 hours
Low Pressure Boilers - 100 hours
- 90 hours
(Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing) Certification
Students also learn:
skills, including resume writing and interviewing
Students also receive:
with finding a job through networking with Career & Tech's business
- 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.
- Call (518) 862-4707 for information.
How to enroll:
- 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:
seated instruction area for lecture, reading, writing,
problem-solving, and for instruction via technology such as an
interactive SmartBoard, LCD projector and video
latest HVAC equipment including:
- Puron R410A AC systems
- Condensing gas-fired wall-hung boilers
- Medium and high-efficiency furnaces
- Oil-fired boilers
- Steam boiler
- Carrier Refrigerant Trainer
- Indirect-fired water heaters
- Conventional gas-fired water heaters
- Air handlers
- Brazing and soldering equipment and safety gear
- Equipment and supplies for teaching HVAC Certification
- PEX tubing
benches and hands-on learning areas
literature including trade publications, articles and Web-based
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
- Service technician
- Plant Utilities Assistant
- Business owner
- Factory representative
- Distributor representative
- Maintenance supervisor
- Service manager
- Specifying engineer
Career information is available at
View a videoclip of hvac students in action
The HVAC program at the
Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School is approved by the
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
For an application for any adult education class,