At the Capital Region Career & Technical School
Career opportunities abound for certified heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) technicians in the Capital Region and beyond.
Offices, schools, medical facilities, businesses and homes rely on HVAC/R systems, which require skilled professionals to install and maintain to ensure a safe, healthy and comfortable environment to work and live.
The HVAC/R Training & Certification program offered by Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School (CTE) provides adult students with the education, training and experience needed to earn valuable national certifications and prepare for rewarding positions and/or career advancement in these fields.
Located at CTE's Albany campus at 1015
Watervliet-Shaker Rd. in Albany (physical location is town of
Colonie), the program runs from September through June annually on a
schedule designed to meet the needs of working adults.
Units of Study & Certifications earned:
Frank Ando has been teaching HVAC at the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School since September 1997. He is a New York State Education Department-Certified Teacher of Construction, Industry and Building Maintenance/Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration; holds federal EPA Refrigerant certification; and has completed Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst training.
Mr. Ando is also experienced in teaching academic subjects - science, math, English - within the context of HVAC. He holds an Associates in Applied Science in Air Conditioning Engineering Technology from SUNY Alfred, and has more than 25 years experience in the HVAC/R field, including teaching, supervision, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, design and sales.
The Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School offers sufficient and convenient parking. The school is an ADA-accessible facility within walkable distance of CDTA bus stops on Central Avenue. A convenience store, take-out restaurant, deli, pizza parlor and bank are located across the street from the campus.
The HVAC program at the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School is approved by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
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