HVAC Schools in Pennsylvania (Top Programs Listed)

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HVAC Schools in Pennsylvania

If you would like to get trained for a technical job, an HVAC career may be the right career move for you.

If you live in Pennsylvania, let’s look at what you need to do in order to break into the industry and become a successful tech.

HVAC Training

During your training, you will learn how to install, maintain and repair air conditioning systems, heating systems, and perhaps refrigerants.

You will also be taught the local, state and federal guidelines and how to adhere to these.

Some of the other topics covered in classes are natural gas piping, ACR tubing, sheet metal operation, duct sizing, ergonomics, mechanical code, refrigerants, ergonomics, best practices, and customer relations.

Vocational schools and programs

The Brightwood Career Institute offers HVAC/R training in Pittsburgh, Broomall, Harrisburg, Franklin Mills, and Philadelphia.

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You can also check out the YTI Career Institute, which provides courses lasting between 9 and 21 months.

They also provide a Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology specialization and are located in Altoona, York, and Lancaster.

All State Career School is situated in Pittsburg and provides specialized HVAC training.

Another option is Fortis College in Erie, Forty Fort, and Scranton.

This school also offers reliable HVACR training.

School NameAddress
All-State Career School1200 Lebanon RoadWest Mifflin, Pennsylvania 15122
Berks Career and Technology Center1057 County Welfare RdLeesport, Pennsylvania 19533
Bucks County Technical High School610 Wistar RdFairless Hills, Pennsylvania 19030
Butler County Area Vocational Technical School210 Campus LnButler, Pennsylvania 16001
Butler County Community CollegeCollege Drive Oak HillsButler, Pennsylvania 16003
Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology540 N Harrison RdPleasant Gap, Pennsylvania 16823
Community College of Allegheny County800 Allegheny AvePittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15233
Dean Institute of Technology1501 W Liberty AvePittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15226
Delaware County Community College901 S Media Line RdMedia, Pennsylvania 19063
Forbes Road Career and Technology Center607 Beatty RdMonroeville, Pennsylvania 15146
Fortis Institute5757 W 26th StErie, Pennsylvania 16506
Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center1500 Fourth AvenueAltoona, Pennsylvania 16602
Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center445 Schoolhouse RdJohnstown, Pennsylvania 15904
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg1 HACC Dr.Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110
Indiana County Technology Center441 Hamill RdIndiana, Pennsylvania 15701
Johnson College3427 N Main AveScranton, Pennsylvania 18508
Kaplan Career Institute1991 Sproul Road Suite 42Broomall, Pennsylvania 19008
Lancaster County Career and Technology Center1730 Hans Herr DrWillow Street, Pennsylvania 17584
Lehigh Carbon Community College4525 Education Park DrSchnecksville, Pennsylvania 18078
Luzerne County Community College1333 South Prospect StreetNanticoke, Pennsylvania 18634
McCann School of Business and Technology2650 Woodglen RoadPottsville, Pennsylvania 17901
New Castle School of Trades4177 Pulaksi RoadNew Castle, Pennsylvania 16101
North Montco Technical Career Center1265 Sumneytown PikeLansdale, Pennsylvania 19446
Northampton County Area Community College3835 Green Pond RdBethlehem, Pennsylvania 18020
Orleans Technical Institute2770 Red Lion RoadPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania 19114
Penn Commercial Business/Technical School242 Oak Spring RoadWashington, Pennsylvania 15301
Pennco Tech3815 Otter StBristol, Pennsylvania 19007
Pittsburgh Technical College1111 McKee RoadOakdale, Pennsylvania 15071

Do you need certification?

Overall, you don’t need a contractor’s license to work in Pennsylvania.

Some particular cities do require a license, and the most common ones are:

  • Manufactured Housing Installers Certification,
  • Home Improvement Contractors Registrations,
  • Crane Operators Licensure,
  • Asbestos and Lead Removal Certification,
  • Municipal Certification and Licensure.

The median salary for an HVAC tech

Pennsylvania’s median salary is around $46,638 a year, while top HVAC techs in this state can earn as high as $52,845 yearly.

The national median salary is around $46,731 per year, making it almost on par with the salaries in Pennsylvania.

At the national level, top HVAC techs make around $52,951 per year.

Annual Salary Range:
$41K
$46K
$52K
10%
50%
90%
Annual Salary by Location:
LocationAvg. Annual Salary
Philadelphia$50,199
Pittsburgh$46,030
Allentown$46,591
Erie$43,165
Reading$46,353
Scranton$43,133
Bethlehem$46,591
Lancaster$45,782
Harrisburg$45,497
York$45,577

Conclusion

Pennsylvania’s weather is hot in summer but also cold in winter, which results in more people relying on air conditioning and heating systems.

This state is a good place to start an HVAC career in, due to the high demand of technicians.

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