New this year - Winter Start Apprentice Program- Applications available now:
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Students Looking for work:
The HACC of Maryland Apprenticeship Program was established in 1996 to train technicians to work in the HVACR industry. Well-trained, reliable technicians are in constant demand in the industry.
The program is a four-year curriculum that gives credit for on-the-job and classroom training. Classes are held two evenings a week, from September through April at Carroll Community College in Westminster, Cecil College in North East, Harford Community College in Bel Air and Howard Community College in Columbia.
A registered apprentice is registered with the State of Maryland's Apprenticeship and Training Council. The council sets the rules for the program and will issue an apprenticeship completion certification upon successful completion of the program. This certificate enables students to apply for and be granted a State HVACR journeyman license without taking the exam.
Although you do not have to be employed by an HVACR contractor to start the program, applicants will need to find a job in the industry by the start of your second year in the program. You must earn 8000 on the job training hours to complete the program. You will have 5 years to complete your hours. Typically students earn 2,000 hours a year. It is up to the student to find a contractor to work for. Our website contains a list of our members. Our membership list is a great place to start your job search, but you are not required to work for a member of our organization.
Applications are posted on our website on July 1 of each year for the following school year and will be due the third week of August.
The following topics are covered in each year:
|Year 1:||# of Hours|
|Introduction to Trade, Tools& Safety||20|
|Basic Heating Cycle||20|
|Refrigeration Cycles & Basic Refrigeration||40|
|Basic Electricity I||20|
|Basic Electricity II||20|
|Year 2:||# of Hours|
|Fundamentals of Brazing & Soldering||20|
|AC/DC Circuits, Electric Motors & Starters||20|
|Wiring & Testing||20|
|HVAC Controls - Start Up & Testing||40|
|Advanced Refrigeration & Pipe Fitting||40|
|Year 3:||# of Hours|
|Trouble Shooting - Gas, Oil, Electric Heating & Cooling||40|
|Heat Pumps & Heat Pump Trouble Shooting||40|
|Refrigeration Installation & Service ¨C Commercial||20|
|Chilled Water Systems - Cooling Towers & Pumps||20|
|Boilers & Hydronics||40|
|Year 4:||# of Hours|
Heat Loss/Gain Calculations ..................................................................................... ...........
|Introduction to NEC/HVACR||40|
|Introduction to Electronics/HVACR||20|
|Introduction to BOCA Mechanical Code/HVACR||20|
|Blue Print Reading||20|
|Air Distribution Systems - Balancing & Measuring||20|
For more information, contact the HACC office by phone at (410) 431-8889 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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