The Clearfield County Career & Technology Center (CCCTC) is excited to announce that the opening of the new Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) program that was board approved and ready to enroll for the 2017-18 school year. The program will be included in the 10th grade tours that are scheduled for January and February. HVAC/R will prepare students for an entry-level position as an installer, maintenance, or service technician dealing with aspects of the residential and commercial field. This career area is always growing, has great monetary potential, and will always be in demand. Students will become adept at working with specialty tools, pressure/temperature/electrical meters, metal fabricating devices, torches, refrigerants, and live HVAC/R equipment. Students have the opportunity to earn two industry certifications: Refrigerant Recovery Certification #608 and 410A Safety Certification. Several members of the industry are now members of the HVAC/R Occupational Advisory Committee at the CCCTC. From left to right in the front row is: Rick Bush, Philipsburg-Osceola School District, Jeff Shaffer, Owner Curwensville True Value Hardware and Joint Operating Committee member for CCCTC, Trevor Kephart, Allied Mechanical & Electrical employee. Back row from left to right: Elizabeth Frankhouser, Executive Director of CCCTC, Ken Hassinger, HVAC Instructor from CPI, Justin Angeletti, Owner of Stallion Mechanical, Chris Howe, Regional Manager of McClure Company, and Fred Redden, Principal of CCCTC. Members absent from photo are: Robbie Gerguson, Owner Philipsburg Heating and Plumbing, Mike Tucker, Head Service Technician, Joseph Berrena Mechanicals, Matt Norris, HVAC Technician, Penn State University, Jerry Bloom, Owner, Bloom Electric, Heating , & Plumbing, JD Miknis, Facilities & Production ,Manager, Sheetz Inc., Mark Walborn, Owner Gary & Sons Incorporated, Matt Dixon, Regional Manager, McClure Company, Dell Rougeux, Owner, FDR Heather, AC & Refrigeration. To learn more about the HVAC/R program at CCCTC, please call 814-765-5308.