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Although HVAC technicians are trained to both install and maintain heating and air conditioning systems, many focus on either installation or maintenance. Some HVAC technicians sell service contracts to their clients, providing regular maintenance of heating and cooling systems. When working on air conditioning systems, technicians must follow government regulations regarding the conservation, recovery, and recycling of refrigerants. This includes the proper handling and disposal of fluids and pressurized gases.  

Other craft workers sometimes help install or repair cooling and heating systems. For example, on a large air conditioning installation job, duct work might be done by sheet metal workers and duct installers, electrical work by electricians, and pipe work by plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters.

Instructor:  DJ Sealy




Electricians install and maintain electrical power, communications, lighting (outdoors and indoors), and control systems in homes, businesses, and factories and ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes.  Electricians read blueprints, which are technical diagrams of electrical systems that show the location of circuits, outlets, and other equipment. They use different types of hand and power tools, such as conduit benders, to run and protect wiring Electricians work indoors and outdoors, in nearly every type of facility.  Some electricians may also consult with other construction specialists, such as elevator installers and heating and air conditioning workers, to help install or maintain electrical or power systems. At larger companies, electricians are more likely to work as part of a crew; they may direct helpers and apprentices to complete jobs.

Instructors: Jimmy Stewart, Frank Rotkewicz, Kim Hudson, Jeff Garrett, 

Montgomery Campus: Jason Harris, Darrell Smith      Anniston Campus: Stan Hill

All of CEFA's trade basic training classes include OSHA 10 hour safety course and employablitily skills training.  Successful completion of any level of training must include this curriculum, which is called our CORE training class.

Sheet Metal


Sheet metal workers fabricate or install products that are made from thin metal sheets, such as ducts used for heating and air conditioning.   Although sheet metal is used to make many products, such as rain gutters, outdoor signs, and siding, it is most commonly used to make ducts for heating and air conditioning.  Most sheet metal workers, particularly those in construction, learn their trade through an apprenticeship.

Sheet metal workers study plans and specifications to determine the kind and quantity of materials they will need. Using computer-controlled saws, lasers, shears, and presses, they measure, cut, bend, and fasten pieces of sheet metal.

Instructor:  Wayne Hartsaw



 Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts. In this process, heat is applied to metal pieces, melting and fusing them to form a permanent bond. Welders work in a wide variety of industries, from car racing to manufacturing. The work that welders do and the equipment they use vary with the industry. Arc welding, the most common type of welding today, uses electrical currents to create heat and bond metals together—but there are more than 100 different processes that a welder can use. The type of weld normally is determined by the types of metals being joined and the conditions under which the welding is to take place.  

Instructors:  Bill Turner, Fred Turpening     Decatur Campus:  Calvin Washington



Although plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters are three distinct specialties, their duties are often similar. For example, they all install pipes and fittings that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. They connect pipes, determine the necessary materials for a job, and perform pressure tests to ensure that a pipe system is airtight and watertight.Pipefitters, sometimes referred to as just fitters, install and maintain pipes that carry chemicals, acids, and gases. These pipes are mostly in manufacturing, commercial, and industrial settings. Fitters often install and repair pipe systems in power plants, as well as heating and cooling systems in large office buildings. 

Instructor:  Dale Robertson



Carpenters construct and repair building frameworks and structures—such as stairways, doorframes, partitions, and rafters—made from wood and other materials. They also may pour concrete forms, lay sidewalk, and install drywall.
Because carpenters are involved in many types of construction, from building highways and bridges to installing cabinets, they work both indoors and outdoors

Instructors:  Jim Johns





For more information on more trades visit the Go Build Alabama Website.