HVAC Classes at PIE Center

HVAC Classes at PIE Center

Andrea Byerly
Thursday, March 16, 2023 12:00 AM
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Jason Taylor, Cleveland State HVAC Instructor (center), demonstrates system repairs for HVAC Advanced Diagnostics students.

CLEVELAND, TN - Cleveland State Community College offers six HVAC classes at the newly remodeled Partners in Industry and Education (PIE) Center in Cleveland. The classes utilize 3800 square feet of lab area and 1100 square feet of lecture space designed specifically for HVAC classes. 

Jason Taylor, Cleveland State HVAC instructor, said, “Being at the PIE Center allows our program to expand in many different ways. We are able to utilize more space effectively to ensure our students are being well served.”

Twenty-two students are enrolled in the HVAC Advanced Diagnostics class on Monday and Wednesday evenings. These students are working toward an HVAC/R Technical Certificate. The certificate is a one-year program with seven courses in HVAC and refrigeration. A new cohort of HVAC/R students will begin in August.

Taylor stated, “The HVAC and refrigeration industry is in desperate need of skilled technicians. We have redesigned our program to ensure students are learning the skills that our industry partners and stakeholders deem important; therefore, allowing them to be easily employed upon graduation. We are fortunate to have the PIE Center in our town, and I commend Bradley County Schools for their efforts to ensure community success.”

Cleveland State Workforce Development Department will partner with City Fields to provide 80-hour HVAC Bootcamps this spring and summer. Taylor will instruct these bootcamps at the PIE Center. Students will have the opportunity to earn the EPA Section 608 certification to work as an HVAC technician. 

For more information about the HVAC program, email  advanced_technologies@clevelandstatecc.edu





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