The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) apprenticeship program is a combination of classroom and on-the-job learning over a four-year period of time. The HVACR program is designed to provide the apprentice with the necessary theory and practical training to earn the status of HVACR Technician. To complete the program, students must attend 151 hours per year of classroom instruction and a total of 604 hours over the 4-year period. Apprentices are also required to have 2,000 hours of documented on-the-job training and a total of 8,000 hours over the 4-year period.
This is a brand new program launching in 2016. Because Electrical and HVAC are increasingly crossing paths as both industries evolve, it is becoming essential that electricians and technicians have some understanding of where the trades intersect. The HVACR program was developed to provide total training solution to contractors, whether they provide only HVACR services, or if they have both HVACR and Electrical divisions.