Belmont College to offer HVAC/R Classes to the Community

St. Clairsville, OH (May 7, 2024) – Belmont College is pleased to announce that they will now be offering Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) classes through their Workforce Development and Community Education Department.

The EPA 608 class will run May 23 and 24, 2024 from 8:00am to 4:00pm. The class is to help prepare students for the EPA Refrigerant Handling License. The class will be offered at Belmont’s Main Campus. The cost of the course is $160 and includes the class, study guide, lunches, and the certification exam. The exam will be administered on campus at the Student Success Center. Results are immediate. This class and exam are approved and sanctioned by HVAC Excellence and the ESCO Group.

Additionally, the System Recovery and Evacuation class will run May 21, 2024, from 8:00am to 4:00pm. This class will be held at Belmont’s Mechanical Technical Center (MTC) located at 68633 Bannock Rd., St. Clairsville. This class will cover an instructional and hands-on approach for legally and successfully recovering refrigerant, the evacuation process, proper tool use, safety and finally certification. The cost of the class is $99 and includes the class, a study guide, lab demonstrations and hands on lab, lunch, and the exam. The exam will be administered on campus in the Student Success Center. Passing the exam provides an Employment Ready Credential from HVAC Excellence and the Esco Group.

Teaching the classes will be Shan Kelley. He is an alumnus of Belmont College and has worked in the commercial field of HVAC as a journeyman. Kelley will provide instruction training and credentialing in many areas of the HVAC/R industry, including plumbing and electrical, in the forms of certification and credentialing as provided from HVAC Excellence and the Esco group.

For more information, contact Shan Kelley at or call (740)699-3869.

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