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Trevor Fronk

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Trevor Fronk

HVAC/PLUMBING Instructor


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47.0201 - Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician

The Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Plumbing fields offer wages that are competitive with any career in the construction and service industry.  An exciting and ever advancing industry, HVAC/R and Plumbing jobs are in high demand.  Qualified and technically trained individuals are needed to fill positions in these high priority occupations. 

The HVAC/Plumbing career path can be broken down into two general directions of employment.  First, there is the construction and installation of the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems, as well as any plumbing and mechanical piping.  This could include residential, commercial or industrial jobs.  Next, there is the service industry. HVAC and refrigeration systems require regular maintenance and service to continue operating effectively.  From super markets, schools, and office buildings to homes, the opportunities for well trained and skilled HVAC/R technicians are countless.

The HVAC/Plumbing program at York County School of Technology is focused on preparing individuals for successful employment in the technologically advanced careers involved with the HVAC/refrigeration and Plumbing industry.  After successful completion of the HVAC/Plumbing program, a student would have the options of seeking apprenticeship opportunities, employment, or continuing his or her technical education.  Through completion of HVAC/Plumbing at YCST students may be eligible for advanced placement and tuition savings at the technical college or post secondary institution in which they enroll.

The following list highlights some key components of the high school HVAC/Plumbing program at the York County School of Technology:

  • EPA section 608 certification available
  • Articulation agreements with post secondary institutions
  • POS (Program of Study) approved curriculum and facility
  • Combination of theory and “hands on” competency based technical education
  • Students can exhibit basic and advanced plumbing knowledge and skills
  • Focus on all aspects of electrical training, including residential wiring, commercial power wiring, low voltage and automatic control wiring, reading and understanding wiring diagrams and electrical installations according to NEC
  • Training on the latest high efficiency R410A AC and Heat Pump systems
  • Shop is also equipped with R22 AC and Heat Pump equipment still present in the industry
  • High efficiency natural gas fired equipment is used to train students for service and installation
  • Students are introduced to roof top AC/Gas heat units and chilled water cooling systems
  • Students learn to install, service and maintain oil fired equipment
  • Education on the refrigeration cycle and components of refrigeration systems
  • Technical Training on High, Medium and Low Temperature Refrigeration
  • “On Demand” electric and gas hot water heaters and boilers