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School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties

Heating, Cooling and Refrigeration (HVAC)

The HVAC program is designed for training in both installation and service work. Apprentices in the HVAC program have the opportunity to learn techniques required to install new equipment as well as skills and knowledge to repair and troubleshoot existing equipment. The program is designed with related theory and hands-on application for maximum benefit for the student. This is a four-year program requiring 8,000 hours of on-the-job-training as well as 576 minimum hours of related instruction. Most sponsors of this program are also registering with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training for certification.

Certifications that students will be eligible to test for upon completion of the program include: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Rocky Mountain Gas Association (RMGA), Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST), Hydronics, and ICE. Students will be eligible to sit for North American Technical Excellence (NATE) and other national HVAC certification exams.

The College provides classroom-related and supplemental instruction for apprenticeship programs. Classes are held in the days, evenings, and Saturdays, depending on the program. The College neither provides on-the-job training nor acts as a sponsor for apprentices. Individuals must locate their own sponsors. For individual industry-sponsored programs, students should contact their employers’ training director or the Apprenticeship Office.

The Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship is the federal registering agency for all Utah programs. For National credentials, students and sponsors need to be registered with the Federal Office of Apprenticeship, 125 South State Street, Suite 2412, Salt Lake City, UT 84138. Sponsors are encouraged to be registered with the Office of Apprenticeship.


Occupations in this area:

Apprenticeship students are expected to be employed while participating in related training course work.

Contact Us:

For information about this program, please contact us at SATTS@slcc.edu or 801-957-4066. 

FAQ

Apprenticeship students receive a reduced cost tuition at 50% off

We recommend that students are employed in the field that they are taking courses in prior to beginning, but in certain programs, employment can occur during the first year of the program.

No, we do not recommend any one company over another. If you are looking for apprenticeship employment, we suggest contacting companies in your area.


Tuition and Fees


Available Class Schedules


Financial Aid

Please note, apprenticeship students are NOT eligible for Federal Financial Aid, however they may be eligible for some scholarships.