HVAC Schools in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania offers a lot of opportunities for HVAC techs. Here you can find out about some of the best HVAC schools in the state. We’ll present a short summary about each of the top three, and a list of many more! Be sure to check with the schools to find out the most up-to-date information, as program availability, costs and other factors may change.

HVAC Schools in Pennsylvania

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Best HVAC Schools in Pennsylvania

Pennco Tech, with its campuses in Bristol and in nearby Blackwood NJ, offers courses in Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating. It’s got a great 13:1 student-teacher ratio and 78% of students graduate.

It’s considered an above-average value for the cost, with full-time tuition around $18,000 a year.  Upon completion of a full program, a student will earn a certificate.

Pennco Tech also prides itself on being a military-friendly school, with benefits to active duty military as well as veterans and their spouses.

Brightwood Career Institute in Broomall offers a diploma in HVAC/R. It’s a 48-week program with 960 contact hours (68 quarter credit hours). Brightwood boasts of its combination of classroom work with professors as well as use of digital resources such as computers for training. The program will help you learn the industry as well as prepare for the EPA 608 exam, which is required for anyone working with refrigerants.

Its student-teacher ratio is poor, at 34:1. It has an average graduation rate, at 48%. While some of our latest information comes from when it was still known as Kaplan Institute, it wasn’t concerned to provide great “bang for the buck”.

YTI Career Institute in York, PA is another school that offers HVAC training. There, you can get a diploma in a year, with 62 credit hours of study. It’s got a really good student-teacher ratio – 11:1! It’s considered one of the top HVAC schools in Pennsylvania, based on its curriculum and faculty. It’s not as close to a major city as those above, which are both right outside Philadelphia, but not too far away, either – both Philadelphia and Baltimore are easy for a day trip.

Do I Need To Go To An HVAC School to work in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania does not require a license for entry-level work as an HVAC technician, although an HVAC contractor is required to have a minimum of four years’ experience in the field. No formal education is required, but it can be helpful to demonstrate your knowledge of the field and demonstrate to employers that you will make a good employee.

We have compiled all of the HVAC schools within the state of PA so that you can easily research the schools that best fit your needs. We hope this provides you with a starting point for your research.

The full list of schools can be found in the table below!

List of HVAC Schools in PA

School Name
Recent Graduates
Pennco Tech-Bristol
3815 Otter St Bristol, PA 19007215-785-0111
BrightwoodCareer Institute-Broomall
1991 Sproul Road Suite 42 Broomall, PA 19008610-353-7630
YTI Career Institute-York
1405 Williams Road York, PA 17402717-757-1100
Orleans Technical Institute
2770 Red Lion Road Philadelphia, PA 19114-1014215-728-4700
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg
1 HACC Dr. Harrisburg, PA 17110-2999717-780-2300
Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Ave Williamsport, PA 17701-5799570-326-3761
New Castle School of Trades
4177 Pulaksi Road New Castle, PA 16101724-964-8811
Community College of Allegheny County
800 Allegheny Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15233-1895412-323-2323
Delaware County Community College
901 S Media Line Rd Media, PA 19063-1094610-359-5000
All-State Career School-Allied Health Campus
50 W Powhattan Ave Essington, PA 19029610-362-1124-1110
Pittsburgh Technical Institute
1111 McKee Road Oakdale, PA 15071412-809-5100
Kaplan Career Institute-Pittsburgh
933 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222412-338-4770
Fortis Institute-Forty Fort
166 Slocum Street Forty Fort, PA 18704-2936570-288-8400
Dean Institute of Technology
1501 W Liberty Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15226-1197412-531-4433
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
750 E King St Lancaster, PA 17602-3198717-299-7731
Triangle Tech Inc-Pittsburgh
1940 Perrysville Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15214-3897412-359-1000-7198
Triangle Tech Inc-Greensburg
222 E Pittsburgh St Ste A Greensburg, PA 15601-3304724-832-1050
Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center
445 Schoolhouse Rd Johnstown, PA 15904-2998814-266-6073
Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology
540 N Harrison Rd Pleasant Gap, PA 16823814-359-2793
Johnson College
3427 N Main Ave Scranton, PA 18508-1495570-342-6404
Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center
1500 Fourth Avenue Altoona, PA 16602-3616814-946-8450
All-State Career School-Pittsburgh
1200 Lebanon Road West Mifflin, PA 15122412-823-1818
Rosedale Technical Institute
215 Beecham Drive, Suite 2 Pittsburgh, PA 15205-9791412-521-6200
Fortis Institute-Erie
5757 W 26th St Erie, PA 16506-1013814-838-7673
Luzerne County Community College
1333 South Prospect Street Nanticoke, PA 18634-3899570-740-0200
Penn Commercial Business/Technical School
242 Oak Spring Road Washington, PA 15301-6822724-222-5330
Everest Institute-Bensalem
3050 Tillman Drive Bensalem, PA 19020-2062267-223-2900
Lehigh Carbon Community College
4525 Education Park Dr Schnecksville, PA 18078-2598610-799-2121
McCann School of Business & Technology
2650 Woodglen Road Pottsville, PA 17901570-622-7622
Westmoreland County Community College
145 Pavilion Lane Youngwood, PA 15697-1895724-925-4000
Northampton County Area Community College
3835 Green Pond Rd Bethlehem, PA 18020-7599610-861-5300
York County School of Technology-Adult & Continuing Education
2179 S Queen St York, PA 17402-4696717-741-0820-4306
Forbes Road Career and Technology Center
607 Beatty Rd Monroeville, PA 15146412-373-8100
Berks Career & Technology Center
1057 County Road Leesport, PA 19533-9112610-743-7630
Somerset County Technology Center
281 Technology Dr Somerset, PA 15501814-443-3651-6156
Butler County Community College
107 College Drive Butler, PA 16002724-287-8711
Indiana County Technology Center
441 Hamill Rd Indiana, PA 15701-1465724-349-6700
Reading Area Community College
10 S Second St Reading, PA 19603-1706610-372-4721
Forbes Road Career and Technology Center
607 Beatty Rd Monroeville, PA 15146412-373-8100
Lancaster County Career and Technology Center
1730 Hans Herr Dr Willow Street, PA 17584717-464-7050