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Apprenticeship: Plumbing & HVAC/Refrigeration Certificate Apprenticeship Education Total Units: 39
Term Effective: Fall 2018


While completing the Apprenticeship: Plumbing, HVAC/Refrigeration Certificate of Achievement, apprentices will be paid while receiving on-the-job training, starting out making a percentage of the Union journey-level wage and receiving pay increases at the end of each six-month training period.

Completion of the program takes a minimum of five years. The years are broken down into ten (10) periods. During this time, you will receive on-the-job training.

Students will also be required to attend related and supplemental instructional classes in the evenings, two nights per week (with summers off).

Apprenticeship program graduates gain the skills and knowledge they need to count themselves among the very best plumbers, steam fitters, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics in the world.

You can find out more about apprenticeship training and career opportunities in the "Training Topics" section of the U.A. Local 38 web site

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe and demonstrate electrical/ plumbing principles and regulations related to heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration trade.
  2. Apply best practices in practical environment related to heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration trade.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Apprenticeship: Plumbing & HVAC/Refrigeration Certificate program are:

  • Complete 39 units from
    • Apprenticeship: Plumbing, HVAC/Refrigeration

Apprenticeship: Plumbing, HVAC/Refrigeration - complete 39.00 units
APED 360Apprentice Plumbers, HVAC/Refrigeration, First Semester4.00
APED 361Apprentice Plumbers, HVAC/Refrigeration, Second Semester4.00
APED 362Apprentice Plumbers, HVAC/Refrigeration, Third Semester3.00
APED 363Apprentice Plumbers, HVAC/Refrigeration, Fourth Semester4.00
APED 364Apprentice Plumbers, HVAC/Refrigeration, Fifth Semester4.00
APED 365Apprentice Plumbers, HVAC/Refrigeration, Sixth Semester4.00
APED 366Apprentice Plumbers, HVAC/Refrigeration, Seventh Semester4.00
APED 367Apprentice Plumbers, HVAC/Refrigeration, Eighth Semester4.00
APED 368Apprentice Plumbers, HVAC/Refrigeration, Ninth Semester4.00
APED 369Apprentice Plumbers, HVAC/Refrigeration, Tenth Semester4.00

Term Effective: Fall 2018

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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Apprenticeship Education