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Apprenticeship Program

This apprenticeship related training program is an entirely online and convenient quality education. is a US Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Training Provider because our online courses align with the US Department of Labor Apprenticeship Guidelines. is also accredited by HVAC Excellence. 

This online program is the related training/educational component of registered apprenticeship programs; or many employers find it a valuable structured way to provide on-the-job training to new employees.  [Note: Employment and on-the-job-training are not included.]   All courses are written and supported by qualified industry experts.  Courses are open entry: open exit, available 24/7/365 so students may begin the program at any time.  Students have 8 months from the date of enrollment to access their online program and complete the year’s curriculum, but they may complete in less time without restriction. Each learner can access their course when it fits into their own schedule, as long as they are devoting about 6 hours of study time per week.  This ensures course completion during the enrollment period. We are happy to offer assistance registering your apprenticeship program with our online training in your state, please contact us. 

Textbooks:  Although a number of e-books are included in the courses, the required textbooks are not included.  Please check out the REQUIRED textbooks and the recommended Tool List at the back of our Master Catalog.  You are encouraged to purchase your books from any book seller you choose.  You may purchase new or used books, or you may borrow or share them.  If you already have any of the textbooks, you may use those.  If you plan to purchase books, we suggest a reputable online bookseller.

To get you started on the right foot, we provide a live program orientation and a campus navigation video to help students succeed.  You will read, explore the online course resources, and take online exams at the end of each learning module.  We estimate study time is at least 6 hours a week. Please complete 2 modules each week.  That will keep you on track to complete within your 8 month schedule.  Apprentices can view only the first topic module, and open the following module by earning a minimum score of 65% on each exam. . . one module at a time however, an overall averaged grade of 70% is required to successfully pass the program and receive a certificate of completion. 

At the mid-point of each year’s study, students will take a mid-term exam that covers all the material in the first half of the program.  At the end of the year’s study, students will take a final exam that covers all the material in the second half of the program.  Review of the completed modules prior to mid-term and final exams are encouraged.  You should refer to the Program Student Handbook for specifics. 

Online Courses Include

  • Online reading (similar to lecture notes)
  • Online course discussions led by the instructors
  • Textbook reading assignments
  • Online quizzes and exams
  • Streaming video, animations, web presentations
  • Competency check-off sheets

Learning Objectives

Program Learning Objectives for Year 1

  • Basic Construction Math (12 hrs)
  • Basic Hand and Power Tools (6 hrs)
  • Intro to Applied Science (21 hrs)
  • Energy Sources (18 hrs)
  • Basic Sheet Metal (21 hrs)
  • Building Systems (6 hrs)
  • Employability Skills (9 hrs)
  • Copper Works (6 hrs)
  • Refrigeration Cycle I (18 hrs)
  • EPA 608 Prep (8 hrs)
  • OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety (30 hrs)

Program Learning Objectives for Year 2

  • Everything About Belts (3 hrs)
  • Intro to Blueprints (12 hrs)
  • Construction Technology (20 hrs)
  • Customer Service (15 hrs)
  • Indoor Air Quality Basics (18 hrs)
  • Refrigeration Cycle II (18 hours)
  • Refrigeration Cycle Service (9 hrs)
  • Electrical DC I (18 hrs)
  • Electrical AC II (18 hrs)
  • Air Properties & Measurement (18 hrs)

Program Learning Objectives for Year 3

  • Electrical Common Components (18 hrs)
  • Electrical Motors (21 hrs)
  • Heat Loads – Manual J (18 hrs)
  • R-410A Refrigerant Technology (18 hrs)
  • Air Distribution – Manual D (18 hrs)
  • Gas Heat I (18 hrs)
  • Fuel Gas Pipe Sizing (12 hrs)
  • Intro to Cooling System Troubleshooting (18 hrs)
  • High Efficiency Ventilation (9 hrs)

Program Learning Objectives for Year 4

  • Fuel Gas Venting Systems (16 hrs)
  • Code IFGC (20 hrs)
  • Hydronics I (18 hrs)
  • Advanced Troubleshooting (21 hrs)
  • Commercial Boiler Fundamentals (6 hrs)
  • High Efficiency Commercial Boilers (6 hrs)
  • Air Handlers & Roof Top Units (6 hrs)
  • Building Automation Systems I (18 hrs)
  • High Efficiency HVAC (12 hrs)
  • Central Chillers (6 hrs)
  • Cooling Towers (6 hrs)
  • Operations Management (18 hrs)