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This program is designed to provide students with the entry level knowledge and skills to install and repair: heating, air conditioning and commercial/residential refrigeration equipment. The program covers in practice and theory the electrical requirements from power sources to circuits, diagnosing, troubleshooting, and installation of RHVAC equipment and systems including ductwork and sheet metal fabrication.
PREPARE FOR A COOL CAREER
Refrigeration & A/C Technology teaches student how to make things cold or make things hot. Heaters, fans, blowers, condensers, air conditioning, and air distribution systems are all part of the climate control portion of the program. Students troubleshoot, diagnose, repair, and maintain equipment in the HVAC labs.
Sheet metal and ductwork add to the value of the program. There is an emphasis on electrical work and how it relates to climate control systems. Commercial refrigeration is also included and working on commercial freezers, walk in coolers, ice machines, pop machines, and refrigerants. Graduates can expect to work in the heating and cooling industry or could venture into the commercial food service industry where keeping food cold is a necessity.
Graduates will be able to assume entry level positions as air conditioning service and installation technicians, parts and counter persons, building maintenance, refrigeration technicians, furnace installers including sheet metal fabricating.
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Education is important for those who wish to elevate themselves to a better life. New Castle School of Trades believes that the opportunity to gain a great education should not only be a privilege, but a commonly realized right for all people.
Lack of financial resources should not be the determining factor in whether someone has the means to better themselves. We feel compelled to assist those students who, without financial aid, would be unable to attend New Castle School of Trades.
Therefore, we offer many different options to help you attain the education you wish to experience. The following programs are available to those who qualify.
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
- Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency Grant (PHEAA)
- LOAN PROGRAMS
- Federal PLUS Loan (PLUS)
- Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan (FSL)
- Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan (UFSL)
- Alternative Loan Program (Tuition Financing)
NCST FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE: 007780
In order to be considered for any of the above Grants or Loan Programs, you must complete a FAFSA. This can be done online by selecting this link or by making an appointment. The Federal School Code is listed above.
Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
Veteran's Education Benefits
Thank you to all of our veterans for your service and commitment. Many NCST staff members, current students, and graduates are U.S. Military veterans. We are very proud and humbled to have the privilege to serve our military families. We are here to assist you in any way that we can.
The New Castle School of Trades is a Veterans Administration (VA) approved institution. NCST can help you navigate the complexities of your military benefits. More information about veteran educational benefits is also available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
As a member of the military, you have access to education benefits that are designed to help you set the groundwork for your future career and ease the transition into the civilian workforce after completing your service commitment. NCST can help you prepare for success in your chosen field.
If you are looking for a school who is committed to veterans and understands the sacrifices you make to help ensure the freedom of our country, you need to learn more about NCST.
Important information about the education debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attend a New Castle School of Trades and enrolled in a program can be found at: https://www.ncstrades.edu/consumer-information.