Plumbing & Heating
    Quick look
    Target Student: Grades 11 & 12
    Course Length: 2 years
    Credits: Up to 4 per year in CTE
    or a combination of CTE and
    integrated academic credit for
    career & financial management,
    math and science
    Course Syllabus (Click Here)
    Employability Profile (Click Here)
    Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning
    Instructor at Bohlen Center:
    Mike Fortunato  

    Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning   (Bohlen Career & Tech Center)

    Cool careers and hot jobs are on tap for students in the BOCES’ Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program. Combining hands-on training in state-of-the-art facilities and an on-campus modular home, classroom instruction, internships and real world work experiences, you’ll have the maximum amount of experience to enter the workforce as an HVAC or plumber apprentice or move on to further technical education. This two-year program is for both high school-level students and adults. This course is also open to adult students. High school students are given first priority for enrollment.


    Sample units of study

    • Safety
    • Tools
    • Blueprint reading
    • Pipefitting and piping practices
    • Soldering and brazing
    • Sheet metal and duct fabrication
    • Design and installation of heating and cooling systems
    • Gas and oil furnaces and burners
    • Boilers and radiant in-floor heating systems
    • Basic electricity
    • Refrigeration systems
    • Air conditioning systems
    • Motors and motor controls
    • Electromagnetic controls
    • Plumbing tools, drainage and venting
    • Water distribution systems
    • Commercial plumbing

    Career opportunities

    • Plumber
    • Pipe fitter
    • Service technician
    • Appliance repair
    • HVAC installer
    • Contractor
    • Estimator
    • Mechanical engineer

    College/other partners

    • Mohawk Valley Community College
    • SUNY Delhi
    • University of Northeastern Ohio
    • In addition, New York State recognizes 1,000 apprenticeship hours for this program. Students also eligible to earn industry certifications for EPA 608 (Environmental Protection Agency Clean Air Act Refrigeration Handling), a 10-hour safety card issued by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).
    Plumbing & Heating


Last Modified on January 3, 2017