SUNY Adirondack offers HVAC bootcamp

A man works on an air conditioning unit
May 15, 2024

Tuition assistance available for 12-week training program for in-demand trade

QUEENSBURY, New York (May 15, 2024) — SUNY Adirondack this summer will offer a 12-week training program for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration.

HVAC/R Fundamentals Bootcamp will run June 11 through Aug. 29, with classes from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at UA Local 773 Plumbers and Steamfitters’ facility at 37 Luzerne Road in Glens Falls.

“We’re excited to offer this incredible opportunity to those interested in learning an in-demand trade in an exciting field,” said Susan Corlew, director of Continuing Education and Workforce Innovation at SUNY Adirondack. 

The course, which will be taught by Bjorn Decker of BPI Mechanical, will provide a solid technical foundation. Content will include electrical skills; refrigeration; principles of thermodynamics; pipe sizing and fitting; wiring schematics; use of HVAC gauges; compressors; heat exchangers; electrical motors, controls and switches; brazing and soldering; and more.

The HVAC/R Fundamentals Bootcamp program costs $1,599 per person. SUNY Adirondack is offering scholarships to help cover the cost of the program on a first-come, first-served basis.

To learn more, contact the college’s Office of Continuing Education at or 518-743-2238.