HVAC / Plumbing

Water and Climate Control Systems are in Every Building

One student installs a shower control fixture on a water line while another student readies the water control cover plate.
In the first year, students learn the fundamentals of residential plumbing and heating installation. They will read blueprints and schematics while learning to fit, assemble, and prepare piping. The second year focuses on HVAC: installing residential and commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.

Units of Study

Plumbing Orientation and Safety (OSHA 10), plus:

  • Blueprint Reading and Plumbing Drawings
  • Drain Waste and Vent Systems
  • Water Distribution Systems
  • Fixtures, Valves and Faucets
  • Water Heaters
  • Boilers
  • Radiant Heat and Baseboards
  • Hydronic Installation and piping
  • Carbon Pipe and Fittings
  • Plastic Pipe and Fittings
  • Copper Pipe and Fittings
  • Gas Heat
  • HVAC Orientation and Safety (OSHA 10)
  • Copper and Plastic Piping Practices
  • Soldering and Brazing
  • Basic Electricity
  • Fundamentals of Refrigeration
  • Refrigeration Processes and Piping
  • Ferrous Metal Piping Practices
  • Fundamentals of Heating
  • Forced-Air Gas Furnaces
  • Electric Heat
  • Air Distribution Systems
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heat Pumps

College Credits

Monroe Community College Dual Enrollment
HVA 101: Basic Refrigeration Theory
HVA 103: Heating Systems & Troubleshooting
HVA 105: Electrical Foundations & Troubleshooting 

Articulation Agreements

  • Alfred State College
  • Monroe Community College
  • SUNY Canton
  • University of Northwestern Ohio

Licensing / Industry-Based Certifications

OSHA 10 Construction Industry

EPA Section 608: Refrigerant Handler Certification 

Career Opportunities

coming soon! 

Professional Outlook

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters: 13% projected growth in jobs from 2018-2028 in the Finger Lakes region
Median Finger Lakes region salary: $63,080 per year (in 2021)
HVAC Installers: 11.8% projected growth in jobs from 2018-2028 in the Finger Lakes region
Median Finger Lakes region salary: $53,240 per year (in 2021)

Source: NYS Department of Labor


Dominic Corona 
Daniel DeFazio
With a degree in HVAC/R from Monroe Community College, Dan DeFazio brings over 20 years’ experience in HVAC/R installation, sales and service. Prior to working at WEMOCO, Dan taught HVAC/R in the BOCES2 Center for Workforce Development adult education program.  

Enrollment Information

Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.
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