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HVAC Pre-Apprenticeship


HVAC Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Do you like problem-solving and desire a job that’s always in demand? Then, focus your energy on pursuing one of the hottest careers around—HVACR.

Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration are collectively called HVACR, and HVACR technicians are the professionals who work in this trade. At Florida Trade Academy’s HVACR Pre-Apprenticeship program, you will receive expertly-led hands-on training to install, repair, service, and troubleshoot a full range of residential and commercial air conditioning, heating, and ventilation systems.

Our HVAC pre-apprenticeship program is designed to prepare you with the hands-on training, practical skills, and core courses needed to get started toward career success and satisfaction in the trades. Upon successful completion of our program, trainees earn Core and Level 1 NCCER trade certifications as well as *2,000 hours of on-the-job training credit, which qualifies you for employment with an organization that can sponsor your continued education as a registered apprentice.

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Florida Trade Academy’s HVACR Program

  • 150 hours of live virtual classes and hands-on training
  • All trainees are registered in the National Center for Construction Education & Research’s (NCCER) registry to track earned credentials.
  • Weeks 1-8 Core: Introduction to Basic Construction Skills NCCER Certification
  • Weeks 9-24: Level 1 NCCER HVACR Certification

*2,000 OTJ hours are applied when entering an ABC Florida Gulf Coast Registered Apprenticeship

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HVACR Technician Career Outlook

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the demand for HVACR technicians to rise by 15% through 2026—that’s higher than most careers! HVACR technicians play vital roles in increasing the quality of people’s lives and can work in various settings, from offices to hospitals to residential buildings.

Prospects & Partnerships

Florida Trade Academy has strong industry partners and will guide graduates toward enrollment in a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) to continue working toward licensing and certification.

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What Will I Do as an HVACR Technician?

Some typical job duties of licensed HVACR technicians include:
  • Testing units, components, and electrical circuits
  • Installing climate control systems, heating and air conditioning systems, and refrigeration systems across residential and commercial projects
  • Maintaining and servicing HVAC units by visiting residential and commercial sites
  • Interacting with customers to hear their concerns and resolve common HVAC issues
  • Selling equipment needed to update or upgrade HVAC
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