Building Careers, Powering Communities

Picture yourself enjoying the comfort of an air-conditioned haven on a scorching summer day or cozily warming up in your heated home during a frosty winter night. Ever wonder who creates these comforting environments? The CTE HVAC, Electrical & Plumbing program unravels the secrets behind these moments of comfort. This class delves into the intricate world of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems, offering hands-on experience in installation, maintenance, and repair.

Students explore the complexity of HVAC systems, learning to follow blueprints for installation and conducting tests to ensure seamless operation. Additionally, the course covers fundamental electricity installation techniques and plumbing system installation, maintenance, and repair. It encompasses essential construction trade basics like job planning, estimating, and customer service.

Whether mastering electrical installation, plumbing systems, or servicing heating and air conditioning equipment, this program equips students with vital skills tailored for specialized roles in the construction trades industry. Geared toward job readiness and apprenticeships, students acquire technical expertise, positioning them as ideal candidates for a rewarding career in these high-demand fields.


Glen Oaks Community College


DeWaine Harley
269-467-5429 (CTE Office)

Instructional Assistant:

Mason Stevens

Student Organization:


Certifications Possible:

  • OSHA 10-hour

Who this class is for:

Students who prefer practical, hands-on work and problem-solving, especially those interested in skilled trades or technical careers like HVAC technicians, electricians, or plumbers, and want to know more about mechanical systems.

“Entering the HVAC industry through this CTE class opens doors to a well-paying occupation, connecting with new people, and experiencing the satisfaction of completing a job. Imagine having the skills to tackle furnace breakdowns at 3 in the morning, fixing plumbing leaks without panic, or confidently changing a light switch. These life skills are invaluable!"