HVACR Technician Apprenticeship

  • DM
    Dale Mabry
  • PC
    Plant City
HVACR Apprenticeship ( 720 Clock Hours) | Part of the Architecture and Building Trades Subject

The HCC Apprenticeship programs are part of a federally structured training system in which the apprentice works full-time during the day for a sponsoring employer learning the skills of the trade, and completes classroom related instruction in the evening or on weekends. There are no tuition or fees for the classroom related instruction. The apprentice may incur some costs for tools, books, and materials needed for the trade.

What HVACR Technicians Do
HVACR technicians work on heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Some job-specific application include complete gas piping installations, high voltage electrical components, testing and analyzing, and start-up of systems.

Work Environment
HVACR technicians perform installation and maintenance of systems in residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial settings.

How to Become a HVACR Technician*
Because HVACR systems have become increasingly complex, employers generally prefer applicants with postsecondary education or those who have completed an apprenticeship. Some states and localities may require technicians to be licensed.

The median annual wage for HVACR technicians was $48,730 in May 2019.*

*Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook

Program Requirements:
Classroom Hours: 720
On the Job Training Hours: 8000
Years to Complete: 4-5
Apprenticeship Sponsors: ABC
HCC Campus: Dale Mabry and Plant City

Apprentice programs are not open access.  The Apprenticeship programs and sponsoring employers establish the minimum qualifications for acceptance into the training program. The minimum qualifications typically require the individual to:

  • be at least 18 years of age,
  • possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency,
  • hold a valid driver license,
  • have reliable transportation to the jobsite and classroom and
  • be physically able to perform the essential duties of the trade

For more information about acceptance into this Apprenticeship, please contact any of the resources below:

  ABC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
Phone: 813-879-8064
Email: apprenticeship@abcflgulf.org


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Contact the Apprenticeship Agency for Details

Contact the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC)  Apprenticeship organization to apply for this program.

Apply Your Hours to an AS Degree

The hours you earn as an HVAC Technician Apprentice can be applied to HCC's Industrial Management Technology AS Degree.

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