HVAC Apprenticeship

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360 Hours

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(approx. 2 Years)




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Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning mechanics and installers—often referred to as HVAC technicians—work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the air quality in many types of buildings. Heating and air conditioning systems control the temperature, humidity, and overall air quality in homes, businesses, and other buildings. By providing a climate controlled environment, refrigeration systems make it possible to store and transport food, medicine, and other perishable items.

When working on air conditioning and refrigeration systems, technicians must follow government regulations regarding the conservation, recovery, and recycling of refrigerants. This often entails proper handling and disposal of fluids. Depending on the task, HVAC technicians use many different tools. For example, they often use screwdrivers, wrenches, pipe cutters, and other basic hand tools when installing systems.

To test or install complex system components, technicians may use more sophisticated tools, such as carbon monoxide testers, voltmeters, combustion analyzers, and acetylene torches.

As an HVAC Apprentice, you will learn techniques required to install new equipment as well as skills and knowledge to repair and troubleshoot existing equipment. This program is designed with related theory and hands-on application. MTech’s Apprenticeship programs are composed of two parts: (1) on-the-job training and (2) classroom instruction.

The on-the-job training is provided by an outside sponsor (employer) who exposes the apprentice to practical applications in all areas of a chosen trade. The classroom related instruction is an organized form of instruction, designed to provide the apprentice with knowledge of the theoretical and technical aspects of his or her trade.

Classroom related instruction will be held at one of MTech’s Campuses. Federal Certification is available through the United States Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship.

  • Registration is available to Adults and High School Seniors only
  • MTech HVAC Apprenticeship Program Certificate
  • EPA Certification, RMGA Certification, North American Technical Excellence (NATE) Core Certification,
  • North American Technical Excellece (NATE) Heat Pump Certification
  • It is strongly recommended to register early due to a high volume of students registering with a limited number of seats.
  • The Accuplacer Math Assessment must be taken before registering for the first year apprenticeship session.
    • If the student receives a score of 70 or above on the Accuplacer Math Assessment Test, the student will not be required to take the apprenticeship math course.
    • To waive the Apprenticeship Math Course, the student must provide MTech with a transcript showing a C+ grade or better in an Algebra course within the last two years.
    • To waive the Math for the Trades courses, the student must provide MTech with a transcript showing a C+ grade or better in an Algebra II course within the last two years.
    • If the student receives a score below 70 on the Algebra portion of the Accuplacer Math Assessment Test, the student will be required to take and pass the Math for the Trades I and II courses with a C+ or better.
  • First year students are required to meet with the Apprenticeship Department before enrolling in the program. To schedule an appointment call: (801) 753-4212 or (801) 753-4214
  • Students must work at least part-time for an HVAC company. However, unemployed first year students may register for courses if there is space available.
  • All employed students must register with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.
  • All employed high school students must also register with the United States Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship.
  • Students must complete the previous HVAC course with a 70% minimum grade.
Session Location Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Days
Fall Session 1A Orem Rm 105 8/23/2017 12/11/2017 6:00 PM 9:00 PM M,W
Fall Session 2A Orem Rm 105 8/22/2017 12/12/2017 6:00 PM 9:00 PM T,H
Spring Session 1B Orem Rm 105 1/17/2018 5/7/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM M,W
Spring Session 2B Orem Rm 105 1/18/2018 5/8/2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM T,H
  • Information, including but not limited to, times, dates, locations, tuition, fees, prerequisites, etc. are subject to change without notice. It is the viewer's responsibility to verify the timeliness and accuracy of this information prior to enrollment.
  • Classes not meeting the minimum enrollment may be cancelled or rescheduled. Minimum enrollment requirements vary per program.
  • MTECH provides training for students to prepare to take and/or receive MTECH or 3rd party licensures and certifications such as state, national or industry certifications. MTECH does not guarantee MTECH or 3rd party licensures and certifications such as state, national or industry certifications upon completion of MTECH Programs. State/national licensure or industry certifications are required for employment in some occupations and it is the responsibility of the student to obtain them. In order to receive an MTECH certificate students must demonstrate all competencies.
  • Financial Aid availability may be based on program locations and/or scheduling requirements.
  • Programs at the MTECH are based on CLOCK HOURS. Clock hours are actual hours and not credit hours.
  • If your program is OE/OE, you can easily calculate the time it takes to complete a program (your targeted completion date) by taking the total hours of the program and dividing it by the number of hours per day you meet. This will give you how many days it should take. You can then plot this on a calendar,excluding weekends and holidays.
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