Heating and Air Conditioning Service Technology Program in Aurora, CO
The Heating and Air Conditioning Service Technology Program prepares the student with entry-level residential skills required by employers in this industry.
It is industry focused, with the student being given the opportunity to earn their EPA certification, administered by the ESCO Institute.
The Heating Service Technology block consists of 270 hours of education in job safety, soldering and brazing, basic electricity, forced air gas furnace service, hydronic service, air flow problems, duct sizing, and troubleshooting gas fired equipment. Performance testing after repairs is emphasized. State-of-the-art Cengage Brain Computer 3D animation programs are used along with live equipment in the lab. An on-the-job internship program with Aurora Public Schools Maintenance Department and with Cherry Creek School District is offered where students can get experience with accomplished HVAC Technicians.
Instructor Wayne Blackwell
Wayne Blackwell is the HVAC Instructor who works with students to teach them to be HVAC Service Technicians.
Mr. Blackwell has taught at Pickens for 9 years. He came to Pickens as a former student and took the Pickens program after being in the industry for 16 years.
Mr. Blackwell is a Certified HVAC Technician, who holds his Heating and Air Conditioning Service Technologies Certifications, EPA Universal Certificate and numerous other training certifications.
Mr. Blackwell believes that Pickens Technical College is a place where students can get a great start in an industry that is never going to go away and will always be looking to employ good entry-level students.
YEARS TEACHING: 9
YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 28
Residential & Light Commercial HVAC
Heating Service Technology
Air Conditioning Service Technology
Mr. Blackwell is the Director of the Program and he supports the nighttime instructor, Dwayne Cardin.
NIGHT INSTRUCTOR Dwayne Cardin
Known to his students as Mr. D, Dwayne Cardin works full time in plumbing and HVAC. His career provides him the opportunity to help people. Mr. D enjoys teaching because he is able to share what he knows with students.
YEARS TEACHING: More than 2 years
YEARS IN INDUSTRY: