PLCC Offers Affordable, Convenient HVAC Training
With a job growth rate of 13 percent in the United States, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC) technicians are in demand. Portage Lakes Career Center (PLCC), located in Uniontown, Ohio, can help you get the HVAC training you need in less than 10 months.
Our HVAC classes are conveniently held Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Take a Hands-on HVAC Course in a Modern Learning Environment
Choose an HVAC program that comes with all the advantages of a modern learning environment. PLCC’s hands-on HVAC classes are taught by a certified, experienced instructor using up-to-date systems, tools, and techniques. Our HVAC courses emphasize not only technical skills, but also real-world problem-solving and the ability to communicate with customers and coworkers. Once you complete PLCC’s course, you’ll know how to install, maintain, diagnose, and fix a wide range of equipment and be ready for your next potential step: specialization in either installation or maintenance and repair of residential and light commercial HVAC systems.
HVAC is sometimes referred to as HVACR because refrigeration is also included in this training.
Choose a HVAC Trade School With All-inclusive Tuition
At PLCC, there are no hidden fees in your tuition. Everything you need for our HVAC school is included:
- Lab equipment
- Student tool kit
- EPA 608 certification
- EPA / OSHA 10 certifications
- 20 technical credits toward an associate’s degree of technical studies (ATS) at the University of Akron.
Students get to keep their tool kit and textbooks and can pursue licensure through the Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board.
Apply today! Class size is limited to 20 students.
All-inclusive Tuition: $8,495
Class Dates: August 24, 2020 – June 3, 2021
Schedule: Monday – Thursday, 5 – 9 pm
Course Length: 600 hours
Currently Accepting Applications For Fall 2021 Start
Frequently Asked Questions About HVAC Training and Technicians
How much do HVAC techs make in Ohio?
The average yearly pay in Ohio for heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers varies from $35,660 to $58,990.
What kind of schedule and work environment do HVAC technicians have?
Some HVAC technicians have a set schedule. Others may work a variable schedule depending on urgency of services calls and availability of customers. HVAC technicians may work alone or with another technician, and jobs may be indoors or outdoors at any time of the year and necessitate working in tight spaces.
What types of tools do HVAC technicians need?
HVAC technicians must be skilled at using many different types of tools and accessories, including blow torches, power tools, pumps (vacuum, oil, split, condensate), pipes and hoses, gauges and detectors, specialty meters and testing equipment, sheet metal, gases, solvents and chemicals, and more.
What types of machines and systems do HVAC technicians install or repair?
HVAC technicians work with motors, fans, electrical units, compressors, exhaust outlets, ducts, coils, and blowers.
Will I need continuing HVAC training?
HVAC technology changes, and you’ll need to stay current with the equipment and tools of your trade. In addition to on-the-job experience, your employer or HVAC manufacturers will frequently offer continuing education.
Can I get scholarships or financial aid to attend PLCC’s HVAC school?
Yes. In addition to tuition payment plans, PLCC is an approved institution for the following types of financial aid:
- Federal PELL Grants
- Federal Direct Loans
- Veterans Administration Education Benefits
- Workforce Innovation Opportunity Investment Act (WIOA)
- Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR)
- Other aid, including a one-time $1,000 scholarship for alumni of PLCC’s four partner districts, as well as veterans and immediate family members of PLCC employees
Our HVAC School: Your First Step Toward a Career in HVAC
Adult students of all ages choose the HVAC program at PLCC because of its affordability, certified instructors, and modern learning environment. Let us help you begin a successful career in HVAC installation or repair.
Esco Institute EPA Section 608 Certification, OSHA 10 and Esco Employment Ready Certifications
Test-optional Admissions Policy Statement
Effective May 8, 2020, Portage Lakes Career Center will be operating under a test-optional admissions policy* for the following programs: Cosmetology, Spa Technician, Esthetics, Nail Technician, EKG and Phlebotomy Technician, Automotive Technician, HVAC-R Technician, Welding Technology, and Plumbing Technologies.
With the ACT WorkKeys Assessment currently unavailable, PLCC feels that students should still be given the opportunity to secure enrollment for the upcoming school year and has, therefore, modified its admissions requirements to a test-optional policy.
Students looking to enroll in the above-listed programs can now opt to submit an official high school or GED transcript to be reviewed. Team members will grant student placement only after evaluating the transcript and determining that it meets all criteria for admission. Students who still wish to test in order to be considered for program enrollment may do so once testing and normal operations resume.
*PLEASE NOTE: This test-optional policy DOES NOT APPLY to the Practical Nursing program. Students hoping to enroll in that program MUST test.