H-A/C-R Mechanic and Installer
Median hourly wage: $24.62
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers—often called HVACR technicians—work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality in buildings.
High School Diploma/GED Certificate
Must be at least (18) years of age, possess high school diploma or GED and be physically able to perform the work or the trade. Applicant must take and pass aptitude examination and an oral interview and be able to read, write and speak the English language in order to comprehend instructions on the job and in related training classes and to ensure personal and co-worker safety on the job. Applicant must be prepared to attend related training classes (school during school term) two nights per week and present a valid California Driver's License (for identification). Should also present verification to potential employers of legal of the legal right to work in the United States.
The apprenticeship program is a five (5) year program. Apprentices must work a total of 8000 hours in five (5) years to reach journeyman status. Apprentices are required to attend related instruction classes for 216 hours each year. Apprentice wages start at a percentage of the journeyman's hourly rate of pay with periodic increases until he or she reaches the full journeyman rate
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Apprenticeship programs are often administered by professional unions.
Complete education/training program (1st step) and time required
2nd step up and time required
Training facilities available
San Bernardino & Riverside Counties Plumbing & Steamfitter Trade J.A.C UA Local 364 located in Colton
1989 Atlanta Ave, Riverside, CA 92507
San Joaquin Valley Colleges
4580 Ontario Mills Parkway Ontario, CA 91764
9331 Mariposa Road Hesperia, CA 92344
San Bernardino Valley College
701 South Mount Vernon Ave. San Bernardino, CA 92410
Center for Employment Training
1099 N. Pepper Avenue Colton, CA 92324