• HVAC-R Energy Programs-Conventional and Renewable

    CCAC now offers energy programs at both the Energy Innovation Center and West Hills Center.

    These new programs will be offered to POWER UP your skills so you can gain entry level employment in the growing renewable energy industry, and to address the current needs in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) industry.  Get to work quickly or continue your education at CCAC in a full certificate or associate degree program.

    Entry level job prospects for each of these fields are good and growing.  Check the occupational outlook for each by clicking on the program name: 

    • HVAC-R Helper: Assisting certified HVAC-R technicians with furnace and air conditioning repair. Call Brian Hannon to get scheduling information, 412-788-7357
    • Entry Level Training at CCAC can put you on a path to GREEN CAREERS.  Check here for some ideas: GREEN CAREERS

    We're going green!
     Invitations and notices of upcoming training schedules will be sent via email. To subscribe, just send your email address to or Sylvia Elsayed Director, Energy Innovation Center.

    Courses - email bhannon@ccac.edu  for upcoming schedules

    Summer Classes Now Available

    HVAC-R Electrical Theory and Application. XHB-012-5101
    Date & Time: Monday, June 26, 2017 9 am – 3 pm  REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED
    Location: Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    With the majority of HVACR service calls being electrical in nature, it is important for technicians to have a solid understanding of electrical fundamentals allowing them to develop a systematic and methodical procedure for troubleshooting. Electrical Theory & Application for HVACR provides the information and knowledge necessary to accurately diagnose and solve electrical system faults. $249/registrant.

    HVAC-R System Diagnostics and Troubleshooting, XHB-034-5101
    Date & Time: Monday, July 31, 2017 9 am – 3pm REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED
    Location: Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    This course details systematic troubleshooting and diagnostics of airflow problems, refrigerant cycle malfunctions, suction and liquid line restrictions, oil clogged evaporator, undercharge, overcharge, compressor inefficiencies, dirty condenser, air in the system, restricted metering device, and low and high condenser entering air temperatures. $249/registrant

    HVAC-R Helper
    Course #: XCE-217-5101
    Investment $960
    Contact info and questions: Brian Hannon
    Click here for Program Outline 
    Location: Energy Innovation Center (formerly Connelly Trade School)
    1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

    Refund Policy
    Students who wish to withdraw from a class must do so by the end of the last business day before the class starts. No refund of tuition, non-credit registration fees or materials fees shall be granted unless such materials are returned unused.