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HVAC Apprentice (ABC)

Apprenticeship Completion

Program number: 504019

Overview

Work Description

Heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems consist of many mechanical, electrical and electronic components, including motors, compressors, pumps, fans, ducts, pipes, thermostats and switches. In central heating systems, a furnace heats air that is distributed throughout the building by a system of metal or fiberglass ducts. Technicians must be able to maintain, diagnose and correct problems throughout the entire system. They may adjust system controls to recommended settings and test the performance of the entire system using special tools and test equipment. The work involves installing ductwork, and installing and wiring environmental control systems.

Working Conditions

Work is performed both indoors and outdoors in spaces ranging from outside on scaffolding to crawl spaces inside walls. Work requires physical stamina with considerable bending, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling.

Training

  • 5-year training program
  • 9,000 hours of on-the-job training
  • 560 hours of paid related instruction
  • Hours of paid and unpaid related instruction combined shall not be less than 730 hours
  • Apprentices must complete Red Cross First Aid Training Course
  • Apprentices must in their final year complete the Transition-To-Trainer Course
  • Additional related instruction may be required

Courses include blueprint reading, mathematics, electrical code requirements, and safety and first aid practices.

Learn more from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

Program Details

HVAC Apprenticeship classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Commercial Avenue

Explore financial aid eligibility HVAC Apprentice (ABC).

All courses for this program are offered only in person.

Admission

How to Apply to HVAC Installer Technician ApprenticeshipHVAC Installer Technician Apprenticeship

You must apply directly to Associated Builders and Contractors (the application does not go through Madison College).

Follow the HVAC apprenticeship application procedure from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). You also may contact:

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
5330 Wall St.
Madison, WI 53718
(800) 829-9926
(608) 244-6056

All apprenticeships require an employer sponsor. After passing the application process, you will be responsible for finding an employer to sponsor you as an apprentice before you may begin the program.

Application Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 17 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Meet required norms on aptitude test (if required)
  • Physically able to perform trade
  • Valid driver’s license or reliable transportation
Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

Fifth Semester

Sixth Semester

Seventh Semester

Eighth Semester

Outcomes

Madison College HVAC Installer Technician Apprenticeship graduates are introduced to:  

  • HVAC
  • Trade mathematics
  • Tools of the trade
  • Copper and plastic piping practices
  • Soldering and brazing
  • Ferrous metal piping practices
  • Basic electricity
  • Introduction to cooling
  • Distribution systems
  • Chimneys, vents and flues
  • Maintenance skills for the service technician
  • Alternating current
  • Basic electronics
  • Electric heating
  • Control circuit troubleshooting
  • Accessories and optional equipment
  • Metering devices
  • Compressors
  • Heat pumps
  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    16
    Tuition
    $2147.20
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $224.00
    Other Costs
    $0.00
    Total Program Costs:
    $2371.20
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Program Graduates 6 10 13
    Number of Surveys Sent
    Number of Surveys Returned
    Percent of Surveys Returned
    Available for Employment 0 0 0
    Percent Available for Employment
    Not in Labor Market 0 0 0
    Percent Not in Labor Market
    Available for Employment

    2015 2016 2017
    Graduates Employed 0 0 0
    Percent of Graduates Employed
    Employed in Related Occupation 0 0 0
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0 0 0
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response
    Seeking Employment 0 0 0
    Percent Seeking Employment
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 0 0 0
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 0 0 0
    Very Satisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Very Satisfied
    Satisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Satisfied
    Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Unsatisfied
    Very Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 0 0 0
    Preparation for Getting a Job 0 0 0
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job
    Career Change 0 0 0
    Percent Career Change
    Improvement of Existing Skills 0 0 0
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills
    Preparation for Further Education 0 0 0
    Percent Preparation for Further Education
    Personal Interest 0 0 0
    Percent Personal Interest
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other
    When Employment was Obtained

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 0 0 0
    Before Enrollment 0 0 0
    Percent Before Enrollment
    While Attending the College 0 0 0
    Percent While Attending the College
    After Training at the College 0 0 0
    Percent After Training at the College
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Employment Location Responses 0 0 0
    In College District 0 0 0
    Percent In College District
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 0
    Percent of In Wisconsin
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin
    Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0
    Percent Location Unknown
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2015 2016 2017
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
    Average Monthly Wage
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    Average Hourly Wage
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