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STEP 2: ENTRANCE EXAM

Study, study, study!
For the HVACR, Steamfitting-Pipefitting, or Plumbing apprenticeship passing (75% or better) the entrance exam is the second step. The exam is offered once a year, typically in the spring.  It is in person at the Training Center. The new test date for 2023 will be determined by January 2023. 

The exam consists of basic math and mechanical reasoning. You will be given 3-1/2 hours to take the exam.  Exam scores determine ranking on the waitlist.  

STEP 1: APPLICATION

Everything is done online!
Apply to either the HVACR, Steamfitting-Pipefitting, or Plumbing apprenticeship. NOTE: You can only apply to one trade. 
You will need the following supporting documents, all of which will be uploaded via the online application:

Valid Driver’s license, State issued ID, or Passport.
High School Diploma, GED/Official Scores, or College Diploma/Transcripts. For high school seniors about to graduate, please provide a letter of recommendation from your high school indicating you are on track to graduate in place of a High School Diploma.

After you have applied, you will be automatically notified when the next entrance exam will be given.

What comes next?
After passing the Entrance Exam you will be placed on the waitlist. 
For Plumbing and Steamfitting-Pipefitting, the waitlist is valid for up to 3 years.  Applicants are called off wait list to be dispatched. 
For HVACR, waiting list is valid for 2 years and applicants must
solicit work and gain sponsorship from a 393 signatory contractor to start the apprenticeship.
New apprentices are admitted every fall.

STEP 3: WAITLIST

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The 5 Year Apprenticeship

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Our program consists of five years of supervised, on-the-job training accompanied by classroom instruction that supports and complements the jobsite experience. A beginning apprentice in one of our commercial tracks will earn in excess of $30 per hour and pays no tuition. This apprenticeship program is committed to equal opportunity in recruitment, selection, and training. No previous trade knowledge is necessary to apply!

Upon graduation from the program, the apprentice is granted journey level status.  Journey levels are encouraged to return to the Training Center in order to expand their knowledge and add to their skill sets through our journey level training program.  Tuition is free!

Frequently asked questions

Q: Will there be an orientation?

A: Yes, attendance is mandatory. 

Q: When will

classes start? 

A: Classes start in either August or February.

Q: When do

I work and

attend class? 

A: Work during the day and attend class 2 nights per week for 5 years.

Q: How much does the program cost and can I make money? 

A: Tuition is free! Apprentice starting wage is over $30/hr for on the job training.

Occupation descriptions

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PLUMBING

The Plumber protects the health and safety of the community by providing pure water to residential, commercial and industrial buildings for drinking, cooking, washing, cleaning, manufacturing or personal use, and to remove wastewater after it has served its purpose.
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STEAMFITTING

The Steamfitter protects our environment by properly installing piping and equipment for complex heating/air conditioning and special industrial piping systems such as semiconductor, biotechnology and power generation.

The Steamfitter protects our environment by properly installing piping and equipment for complex heating/air conditioning and special industrial piping systems such as semiconductor, biotechnology and power generation.

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RESIDENTIAL

PLUMBING

The Residential Plumber protects the health and safety of the community by providing pure water to residential dwellings for drinking, cooking, washing, cleaning, or personal use, and to remove waste water after it has served its purpose.
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REFRIGERATION

The Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Service Mechanic is responsible for the service, repair, installation, and retrofit of all types of refrigeration equipment, from the smallest air conditioning systems to the air conditioning and refrigeration units used in hospitals, skyscrapers, research and development laboratories, supermarkets and other complex installations.

The Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Service Mechanic is responsible for the service, repair, installation, and retrofit of all types of refrigeration equipment, from the smallest air conditioning systems to the air conditioning and refrigeration units used in hospitals, skyscrapers, research and development laboratories, supermarkets and other complex installations.

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