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Lehigh Carbon Community College

The summer is the beginning of a new career for seven new graduates from the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program at Lehigh Carbon Community College. This is the first class to graduate from the 12-month certificate program, which launched in August 2021. Previously, the program required students to commit to 24 months to earn their HVACR certificate.

The class is a mix of recent high school graduates, adult students and people wanting to change careers.

The program is demanding, as it requires students to take four technical classes each semester in three consecutive semesters. Classes cover a variety of topics including hydronic heating, advanced air conditioning and refrigeration, residential wiring and heat pumps. In both the 12- and 24-month programs, students take the same theory, labs, examinations and certifications. Students earn eight certifications with the choice to earn four additional certifications related to heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. In addition, about half the cohort worked full- or part-time while completing their degree.

For information on the 12- or 24-month HVACR certificate program at LCCC, contact Timothy Brady, associate professor, at or 610-799-1028.

Photos of the class are below.

Pictured left to right: Kenneth Schleicher, Dario Martinez, Danny Camacho and Truong Dang

Pictured left to right: Benjamin Hudak, Wilkins Rodriguez and Cesar Carino