SUNY Canton to Host No-Cost Air-Source Heat Pump Evening Course


SUNY Canton’s Center for Workforce, Community & Industry Partnerships (WCIP) will host a no-cost course on the fundamentals of air-source heat pumps in June.

Designed for HVAC trade professionals, design engineers, and technology enthusiasts, this course delves into the fundamentals of refrigeration, empowering participants to size heat pump components confidently through meticulous building-load analysis. Participants will learn the intricate mechanisms of inverters and indoor cassettes.

Dean Michael Newtown demos a heat pump in class while a student looks on.

The course consists of four, three-hour lessons led by Canino School of Engineering Technology Dean Michael J. Newtown and Lecturer Jay Simmons.

  • 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 24 
  • 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 25
  • 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26
  • 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 27

The instruction is a partnership between WCIP and the Adirondack North Country Association, with funding support from NYSERDA. For more information and to register, visit the Heat Pump Training website or contact WCIP Executive Director Elizabeth A. Brown by phone at (315) 386-7504 or email

About WCIP

SUNY Canton’s Center for Workforce, Community & Industry Partnerships develops innovative programming for the college, the North Country and beyond. The center assists with the promotion and development of new micro courses, microcredentials and workforce training programs based on campus, industry, and community need. Other educational opportunities such as summer camps, early college, and lifelong learning for all ages are also developed by the center.

About SUNY Canton

Discover SUNY Canton, where innovation meets opportunity. The college’s career-focused educational programs emphasize hands-on and applied learning opportunities in digital design, engineering technology, health, information technology, management, public service, and veterinary technology. Faculty members bring real-world experience and exceptional academic expertise to the classroom. As a leader in online education, SUNY Canton offers unmatched flexibility with hundreds of courses and 23 comprehensive degree programs offered completely online. The SUNY Canton Kangaroos compete at the NCAA Division III level and will be transitioning to the SUNYAC in Fall 2024. In addition to its 15 traditional teams, SUNY Canton offers coed varsity esports and cheerleading.