Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Apprenticeship

  • Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating Apprenticeship  
    Mission: The mission of the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (RACCA) apprenticeship program is to train company sponsored employees known as "apprentices” in the tools, procedures and materials of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technology through the systematic completion of a structured curricula supplied by the RACCA organization to move apprentices toward the "Journeyman” classification to become more productive and high-wage earners.
    Length: 4 years
    Description: This program’s four Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) – courses are taught sequentially at night, while the apprentice works full-time for their sponsor company during the day. The program focuses on broad transferable skills within the industry.
    Industry Certification(s): Coursework prepares the student for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Refrigerant Handling Certification; this examination is available through government-approved agencies and Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC Excellence) - Certification exams for electricity, air conditioning, commercial air conditioning, heat pumps, gas heat, electric heat and oil heat are given through the ESCO Institute and are included in the 4th year curriculum.
    Contact Information:  

    James McCann


    (727) 538-7167 ext 2158



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    * Length of program and all costs are approximate and subject to change.