Learn maintenance, overhaul, repair, and adjustment of residential and commercial heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration units. Students work on real equipment in the classroom and throughout the campus as aides to the SVCTE staff. The class focuses on academic, technical skills, and employability practices. Students will develop personal and professional skills in the classroom that will transfer to the workplace:
Jim Falcone is an HVAC Journeyman and a seasoned master Plumber with electrical experience. From 1981 until 2010, he owned and operated his family’s HVAC and plumbing business – well known in Santa Clara Valley for servicing residential/commercial buildings since its beginning in 1945. Following Jim’s new-found passion for teaching, he sold his business and became an instructor for a national plumbing firm in 2010. Jim is a SVCTE alumnus HVAC, Business and Sheet Metal. Jim is EPA-approved for refrigerant handling and his kept current with the new technologies bringing valuable knowledge, experience and business ethics to prepare his students for success.