HVAC class starting in October at New River CTC  

A New River CTC student evaluates a unit at the Advanced Technology Center, Ghent.

New River Community and Technical is offering HVAC training in a 20-week class focusing on basic heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems starting Oct. 23. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Advanced Technology Center in Ghent.

Students will learn about the start-up and troubleshooting of commercial and residential units; the basics of how to charge and recover gas in systems; how to use HVAC test equipment and preventative system maintenance procedures. The program will be 240 hours in length. Upon successful completion, students will receive EPA certification and will have the opportunity to qualify as a Tech in Training.

The cost for the class is $5,000, and preregistration is required by Oct. 16.

For more information visit To register, contact Gloria Kincaid at 304-793-6101 or, Brian Sampson at 304-929-5009 or, or Jeanne Stone at 304-8832469 or

New River CTC’s Workforce Education Division provides community education classes and employable educational opportunities including noncredit courses, workforce development programs and customized training.

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver).