Programs And Courses


HACC offers customized construction and environmental training programs that will help employees build their skills, earn certifications and advance in their desired fields. Interactive classes are offered in person, online and in blended formats to fit your busy schedule.

Please note: All classes may not be currently offered. If you are in need of a specific program, please refer to the contact information within that listing. We will be happy to assist you. Thank you!

This course will cover the activated sludge process, aeration systems and plant start-up as well as control strategies, handling operational issues and the basics of microbiology. Students will also learn activated sludge math, acceptable process modifications and an overview of the processes used for nitrogen and phosphorous removal.
 

What can I do with Activated Sludge Handling in the workforce?


This course is ideal for current and former licensed Pennsylvania wastewater operators and those pursuing their wastewater treatment operator’s license. This class provides Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) Continuing Education (CE) credit units for operators holding a current license.
 

$55,216
Average salary estimate
(Source: Economic Research Institute)


What are HACC's classes like?


Water and wastewater treatment are critical infrastructure functions that require operators to obtain certification and licensing. Through our approved fast-track courses, we provide test preparation skills covering the knowledge and skills operators must acquire.
 

Where are classes held?


Courses are offered at HACC’s Harrisburg and Lancaster campuses*.
 


For more information:

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Do you or your employees need carpentry or basic construction skills? HACC offers a carpentry fundamentals class, or you can select skills and competencies you are most interested in to create a custom carpentry program. For those in the cabinet making industry, consider combining your carpentry class with AutoCAD and Computer Numerical Control (CNC programming) so you can work with the latest technologies.
 

What can I do with carpentry in the workforce?


Career options include carpenter or facilities and ground maintenance. Individuals can improve their basic building and construction skills, whether carpentry is a job or hobby.

For employers looking to save costs by bringing carpentry tasks inside their maintenance department or for builders looking to expand their ranks, this class is the perfect step towards reaching those goals.
 

$41,055
Average salary estimate
(Source: emsi.com)


What are HACC's classes like?


Our classes are dynamic and interactive. Most classes can be tailored to fit your or your employer’s needs. Students will learn fundamental skills and safety practices, how to read a print, source materials, use basic hand and power tools and complete a project.
 

Where are classes held?


Classes are held in-person at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus*.
 


For more information:

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Do your employees need better construction print-reading skills? Contact HACC and inquire about our construction print reading or architectural print reading classes.
 

What can I do with construction print reading in the workforce?


Construction print reading skills will improve your salary, whether you are a construction worker, drafter, designer, estimator, millwright or laborer. These skills will also help you to make estimates more accurately and get the job done right the first time.

 


What are HACC's classes like?


Our classes are dynamic and interactive. Most classes can be tailored to fit your or your employer’s goals.

 

Where are classes held?


Classes can be scheduled online or in-person at all HACC campuses* or employer locations.
 


For more information:

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This year, HACC will launch a Drinking Water Treatment Operator Certification program to address the large number of retiring licensed operators leaving the trade. This 180-hour program will include everything students need to know to pass the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection operator’s examinations. Classes are taught by seasoned professionals who will engage students with several facility field trips.
 


What can I do with Drinking Water Treatment Operator in the workforce?


Individuals who complete this program may work as certified drinking water treatment operators.


 

$49,810
Average salary estimate
(Source: CareerExplorer.com)



What are HACC's classes like?


Drinking water treatment is a critical infrastructure function that requires operators to obtain certification and licensing. Through our approved fast-track courses, we provide test preparation skills covering the knowledge and skills operators must acquire.

 

Where are classes held?


Classes are scheduled online and in-person at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus*.
 


For more information:

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Do you or your employees need environmental technician training? We offer many levels of training and can include different certifications to meet you or your employer’s needs.
 


What can I do with environmental technician in the workforce?


Environmental technicians may work on projects related to air quality, energy technologies, environmental site management, sustainability, wastewater management, watershed management and more.


 

$42,790
Average salary estimate
(Source: Pennsylvania Bureau of Labor Statistics)



What are HACC's classes like?


Our classes are dynamic and interactive. Most classes can be tailored to fit your or your employer’s goals. You will learn why safety, our environment and our natural resources are important, the ways in which we manage and use these assets responsibly and the technologies that enable us to perform our roles as environmental technicians. In remote sessions, students will observe and listen to the instructor and engage with the class. In in-person classes, students will learn hands-on skills and proper physical techniques for completing work tasks.

 

Where are classes held?


Classes can be scheduled as in-person or blended (online and in-person) at all HACC’s campuses* or employer locations.
 


For more information or to register:

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Do your employees need North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification? NATE is the largest HVACR certification organization in this hemisphere. HACC can put together a training and test preparation program for you or your employees.
 


What can I do with NATE certification in the workforce?


With this certification, employees can improve their marketability, increase bidding options and opportunities and reassure customers that your work is being performed to nationally recognized standards.


 

$57,000
Average salary estimate
(Source: Indeed.com)



What are HACC's classes like?


Our classes are dynamic and interactive. Most classes can be tailored to fit your or your employer’s goals. HACC has authorized NATE instruction and test proctoring to meet your certification needs.


 

Where are classes held?


Test preparation classes and testing sessions can be scheduled in-person at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus* or employer locations.
 


For more information or to register:

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Do you or your employees need heavy equipment training? Sign up today for heavy equipment operator training at HACC. We offer introductory training that will encourage you to safely practice what you are learning.
 

What can I do with heavy equipment in the workforce?


Individuals who complete the course will be prepared to work as a heavy equipment operator.


 

$46,309
Average salary estimate
(Source: emsi.com)


What are HACC's classes like?


Our classes are dynamic and interactive. Most classes can be tailored to fit your or your employer’s goals.
 

Where are classes held?


Classes are offered in-person at all HACC campuses* or employer locations.
 


For more information:

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Do you or your employees need EPA 4089 training? HACC can develop a training and test preparation program for YOUR business.
 


What can I do with EPA R410A Certification in the workforce?


With this training, employees will add vital skills to their HVACR toolbox, increase job opportunities and contracts, improve their marketability and maintain compliance with federal regulations.


 

$62,000
Average salary estimate
(Source: contractingbusiness.com)



What are HACC's classes like?


Our classes are dynamic and interactive. Most classes can be tailored to fit your or your employer’s goals.


 

Where are classes held?


Classes can be scheduled in-person at HACC’s Harrisburg and York campuses* or employer locations.
 


For more information or to register:

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If your employees need refrigerant handling training, please contact HACC. We can develop a training and test preparation program for YOUR business.
 


What can I do with refrigerant handling in the workforce?


With this training, employees will add vital skills to their HVACR toolbox, increase job opportunities and contracts, improve their marketability and maintain compliance with federal regulations. Students and employees can complete the class and test for Type I, Type II, Type III or Universal certification.

  • Type I - servicing small appliances
  • Type II - servicing or disposing of high- or very high-pressure appliances, except small appliances and motor vehicle air conditioning
  • Type III - servicing or disposing of low-pressure appliances
  • Universal - covers all three types

This certification is required for anyone working with equipment that uses refrigerant.


 

$51,880
Average salary estimate
(Source: Pennsylvania Bureau of Labor Statistics)



What are HACC's classes like?


Our classes are dynamic and interactive. Most classes can be tailored to fit your or your employer’s goals.

 

Where are classes held?


Classes can be scheduled in-person at HACC’s Harrisburg and York campuses* or employer locations.
 


For more information or to register:

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Do you want to learn more about plumbing? Sign up today for residential plumbing classes at HACC. We offer introductory plumbing training to help you with home renovations and construction projects.
 

What can I do with plumbing in the workforce?


Career options include:

  • Plumber
  • Renovation Specialist
  • Construction Specialist


 

$49,370
Average salary estimate
(Source: emsi.com)


What are HACC's classes like?


Our classes are dynamic and interactive. Most classes can be tailored to fit your or your employer’s goals. In plumbing classes, you will learn why safety is important, how plumbing systems are designed and constructed and how you can troubleshoot plumbing issues.
 

Where are classes held?


Classes are offered in-person at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus*.
 


For more information:

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Are you interested in installing green technology? HACC’s solar photovoltaic training includes everything from estimating an installation to connecting the last wire. Our teaching approach maximizes your learning potential while keeping your commute and training costs as low as possible. North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certification is available for students who wish to test.
 


What can I do with green technology and solar photovoltaic installer training in the workforce?


Individuals who compete this program may work as solar photovoltaic installers or technicians.


 

$46,850
Average salary estimate
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)



What are HACC's classes like?


Our classes are dynamic and interactive. Classes cover both theory and practical application using real equipment that can be energized for demonstration, testing and troubleshooting.

 

Where are classes held?


Classes can be scheduled as in-person or blended (online and in-person) at all HACC’s campuses* or employer locations.
 


For more information or to register:

Phone icon Green 717-221-1338 Mail Icon Green HACCmfg@hacc.edu

In this class, students will learn about the design, construction, operation and maintenance of wastewater collection systems. The class provides an overview of the different types of pumping stations, their components and the regulatory requirements. Additionally, the class includes an overview of pumps and hydraulics as well as flow meters and how they pertain to wastewater treatment and collection systems.
 


What can I do with Wastewater Collection Systems in the workforce?


This course is ideal for current and former licensed Pennsylvania wastewater operators, those pursuing their wastewater treatment operator’s license or those taking the Class E, Subclass 4 Certification Exam. This class provides Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) Continuing Education (CE) credit units for operators holding a current license.


 

$55216
Average salary estimate
(Source: Economic Research Institute)



What are HACC's classes like?


Water and wastewater treatment are both critical infrastructure functions that require operators to obtain certification and licensing. Through our approved fast-track courses we provide test preparation skills covering the knowledge and skills operators must acquire. See our course guide (pdf) to learn what is available for students and employers.
 
For other green technology courses, we provide specific programs for employers and organizations to provide training for new technicians and installers.


 

Where are classes held?


We offer wastewater treatment courses at HACC’s Harrisburg and Lancaster campuses*.
 


For more information or to register:

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In this class, students will learn about laboratory basics and troubleshooting for wastewater treatment, as well as the key elements of wastewater treatment plant maintenance.
 


What can I do with Wastewater Lab and Maintenance in the workforce?


This course is ideal for current and former licensed Pennsylvania wastewater operators and those pursuing their wastewater treatment operator’s license. This class provides Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) Continuing Education (CE) credit units for operators holding a current license.


 

$55,216
Average salary estimate
(Source: Economic Research Institute)



What are HACC's classes like?


Water and wastewater treatment are critical infrastructure functions that require operators to obtain certification and licensing. Through our approved fast-track courses, we provide test preparation skills covering the knowledge and skills operators must acquire.


 

Where are classes held?


Classes are offered at HACC’s Harrisburg and Lancaster campuses*.

 


For more information or to register:

Phone icon Green 717-221-1338 Mail Icon Green HACCmfg@hacc.edu

This course covers effluent disposal and land applications, as well as solids handling and disposal technologies for wastewater treatment.
 


What can I do with Wastewater Solids Handling and Effluent Disposal in the workforce?


This course is ideal for current and former licensed Pennsylvania wastewater operators and those pursuing their wastewater treatment operator’s license. This class provides Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) Continuing Education (CE) credit units for operators holding a current license.


 

$55,216
Average salary estimate
(Source: Economic Research Institute)



What are HACC's classes like?


Water and wastewater treatment are critical infrastructure functions that require operators to obtain certification and licensing. Through our approved fast-track courses, we provide test preparation skills covering the knowledge and skills operators must acquire.


 

Where are classes held?


Classes can be scheduled in-person at HACC’s Harrisburg and York campuses* or employer locations.
 


For more information or to register:

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HACC’s 180-hour Wastewater Treatment Operator Pre-Certification Training Program was developed with consultants and is approved through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP).
 


What can I do with wastewater treatment in the workforce?


This program is designed for individuals interested in becoming PA DEP-certified wastewater treatment plant operators. Participants who successfully complete the program will have the option of taking the relevant PA DEP certification exams. For those who pass the exams, PA DEP will credit students with experience time to fast-track them towards becoming a PA DEP licensed operator.


 

$47,101
Average salary estimate
(Source: Economic Research Institute)



What are HACC's classes like?


Wastewater treatment is a critical infrastructure function that requires operators to obtain certification and licensing. Through our approved fast-track courses, we provide test-preparation skills covering the knowledge and skills operators must acquire. We also offer the following DEP approved Continuing Education (CE) classes for licensed operators seeking their required 30 credits every three years:

  • Activated Sludge
  • Collection Systems
  • Lab and Maintenance
  • Solids Handling

     

Where are classes held?


Classes are offered at HACC’s Harrisburg and Lancaster campuses*.
 


For more information:

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*Please see this page for more information.

 

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Employers may be eligible for funding to assist with training expenses through WEDnetPA. For more information, please visit WEDnetPA or email Krista Beljan at kmbeljan@hacc.edu.

Instructor Testimonials

 

“…students who participated in the class…come away with a basic introduction to carpentry and the confidence that they actually built something that they can use, be proud of and will last a long time with minimal care.”

- Walter Freeburn, HACC Instructor

 

“The [solar photovoltaic installer] curriculum is designed for individuals to gain basic skills and knowledge to aid in securing entry level positions in the Solar PV industry.”

- Nicholas Landis, HACC Instructor

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