Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Apprenticeship
HVAC Apprentices learn their trade in a formal apprenticeship program that lasts four years. Apprentices attend classes in the evening while working during the day in a related job, earning on-the-job training hours required for the program. Apprentices usually begin by assisting experienced technicians with such tasks as carrying materials, insulating refrigerant lines or cleaning furnaces. In time, they move on to more difficult tasks such as cutting and soldering pipes, and checking electrical and electronic circuits.
At the end of the four-year apprenticeship program and upon successful completion of the training, an HVAC journeyman license is awarded.
To qualify for apprenticeship training, an you must be employed by a licensed HVAC company and be sponsored by that company for the training. You must be 18 years of age or older, and possess good reading and writing skills, as well as computer experience.
Information Unique to the Training
This training is presented in partnership with the Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors (HACC) of Maryland and approved by the Maryland State Apprenticeship and Training Council.
You must be accepted into the apprentice program by the Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors of Maryland (HACC).
Courses to Complete
- Core Courses
VOC315 HVAC Apprenticeship Training Year 1: Part 1
VOC316 HVAC Apprenticeship Training Year 1: Part 2
VOC357 HVAC Apprenticeship Training Year 2: Part 1
VOC358 HVAC Apprenticeship Training Year 2: Part 2
VOC405 HVAC Apprenticeship Training Year 3: Part 1
VOC406 HVAC Apprenticeship Training Year 3: Part 2
VOC231 HVAC Apprenticeship Training Year 4: Part 1
VOC232 HVAC Apprenticeship Training Year 4: Part 2
Approximate Number of Hours
600+ classroom hours (150 hours per year)
8,000 on-the-job training hours
Approximate Training Cost*
Varies based on the agreement you have with your employer.
Upon successful completion of this training, you are awarded an HVACR Journeyman’s license.
Related Continuing Education Courses
Estimated Hourly Wage**
*Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees, etc.
**Wages are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only.