SEAT Center is an Independent Training Contractor to NYSERDA.

What is HVAC?

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. It refers to the systems that regulate and move heated and cooled air throughout residential and commercial buildings, from homes to offices to indoor stadiums. HVAC systems takie in fresh air and using a mechanical ventilation system to heat or cool it to a desired temperature.HVAC systems warm indoor spaces in the winter and cool them in the summer. In addition to your air conditioner and furnace, HVAC includes combined systems like heat pumps and indoor air-quality equipment like air purifiers. It also encompasses the control systems and smart thermostats that help everything work together.

Why are we training in HVAC and Heat Pumps ?

SEAT is training young people in Heat Pumps because they are a new and innovative technology that HVAC companies are using more and more. SEAT prides itself on training people in in-demand careers and careers of the future and Heat Pumps are the future of HVAC. Heat pumps offer dual functionality with the ability to heat and cool a home. Most people install mini split Heat Pimps which typically supplement a home’s heating source however there are more and more people using models that will handle an entire home. Heat pumps are very efficient and can work well in low temperatures which is why they are so popular.

Benefits of training in HVAC

  • Tons of job opportunities throughout the Capital Region
  • Very good and competitive pay
  • Transferable skills
  • Help make a positive impact on the environment
  • Plentiful job opportunities.
  • Ability to work almost anywhere.
  • Improve the quality of life for customer

HVAC Courses and Certifications

Students will receive a mix of hands-on and classroom-based training.

  • OSHA 10 & 30
  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
  • Basics of Heat Pumps
  • Heating Systems Service and Repair (HVCC)
  • EPA available (case by case)
  • Heating Systems Service and Repair

How do I know if HVAC is right for me?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the HVAC industry is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016-2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. The diversity of job opportunities and advancement in systems makes this industry an attractive and rewarding career.

    • Fast paced environment
    • Tons of opportunity for growth
    • Hands on career
    • No student debt
    • Opportunity to make good money

More ways to Train

SEAT Center offers paid training and industry recognized certifications and credentials in high-demand careers.

Industry Recognized Certifications

SEAT Center offers a growing list of industry recognized certifications and credentials which give students and trainees a competitive edge in high-demand careers. Stand out from the pack with one or more of the certifications listed below:

  • Your Role in the Green Environment
  • OSHA 10hr
  • OSHA 30hr
  • National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)-CORE
  • Society for Manufacturing Engineers (SME)- Manufacturing Associate
  • National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF)- Restaurant Ready
  • ServSafe Food Handler & Allergens
  • First Aid/CPR

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Training Values

We believe it is part of our core mission to not only prepare young people for entry-level jobs, but to provide the academic rigor and classroom environment to create life-long learners who are better equipped for the challenges of college and advanced training.

That is why our curriculum incorporates a college preparatory environment to align with common core and college entrance requirements. The education model at SEAT Center is a unique “Learn by Doing’ model that incorporates authentic learning through project based, contextualized lessons.

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