Campus: Brownstown | CIP Code: 47.0201
Instructor: Michael Arnt
Mr. Michael A. Arnt is a 1990 graduate of Lebanon Senior High School and the Lebanon County CTC’s Plumbing Program. He is a former Lebanon Firefighter and EMT, and a former Infantry Soldier with the US Army’s 3rd Infantry Division. Michael entered the plumbing trade at the end of 1994, eventually becoming a Journeyman Plumber, but gravitated to the more technical HVAC line of work.
In March of 2003, Michael started his own HVAC business, which he operated for the last twelve of his twenty years in the trade, until he began teaching with us in January of 2015.
Though a graduate of YTI, obtaining his Universal EPA Certification, and attending some classes over the years… most of what he learned in the Field was on his own. He didn’t have the luxury of having a mentor to work with. He says “Though you won’t forget things that you learned the long or hard way, It’s much nicer and less intimidating to have someone actually tell you, or show you how to do something. If I can share some of what I know with my students to help their entrance into the challenging HVAC world a little easier, then I’m all about it.”
Career Focus Statement
Prepare for professional heating, ventilating, and air conditioning industry, immediate employment, and further education.
All Construction Technologies students will:
- Earn National Skills Certificates, i.e. National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) and PA Skills Certificates.
- Successfully transition into a 1st career job and/or related post-secondary training.
- Be proficient in their career major and demonstrate proficiency through hands-on performance and theoretical testing.
- Work side by side with experienced HVAC industry professionals.
- Analyze and upgrade climate control systems to the ever changing HVAC field.
- Install, maintain, and repair air conditioning and heating equipment.
- Air Conditioning Installer
- Duct Installer
- General HVAC Technician
- Heat Pump Technician
- Oil/Gas Burner Technician
- Pipe Fitter
- Electrical/Climate Control Technician