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HVAC Apprenticeship

Hawkeye offers four levels of HVAC apprenticeship curriculum approved by the Department of Labor for individuals who are sponsored by an employer or local business. The apprenticeship classes fulfill the 144 classroom training hours required by an approved apprenticeship program.

Attendance is a required.

For more information or to register for the HVAC Apprenticeship program, contact the trade and industry coordinator.

HVAC Apprenticeship Level 1

Level 1 classes are offered for beginner apprentices.

Experienced apprentices may earn credit by passing the HVAC Apprenticeship Level 1 exam.

Preparation Class and Exam
Class Meets

Thursdays 5:30–9:30pm
October 19–December 14, 2017

  • October 19, 26
  • November 2, 9, 16, 30
  • December 7, 14
Exam December 14, 2017 at 5:30pm
Instructor Lyle Trent
Location Cedar Falls Center
Cost $925
Level 1 Classes
Hours 144 training hours
Cost $1,825
Date Call 319-296-4290 for start dates.

HVAC Level 1 Apprenticeship program topics will include:

  • Introduction to HVAC
  • Trade Mathematics
  • Copper and Plastic Piping Practices
  • Soldering and Brazing
  • Ferrous Metal Piping Practices
  • Basic Electricity
  • Introduction to Cooling
  • Introduction to Heating
  • Air Distribution Systems

HVAC Apprenticeship Level 2

Level 2 classes are offered for beginner apprentices.

Experienced apprentices may earn credit by passing the HVAC Apprenticeship Level 2 exam.

Preparation Class and Exam
Class Meets

Thursdays, 5:30–9:30pm
January 11–March 1, 2018

  • January 11, 18, 25
  • February 1, 8, 15, 22
  • March 1
Exam Date March 1, 2018 at 5:30pm
Instructor Lyle Trent
Location Cedar Falls Center
Cost $925
Level 2 Classes
Hours 144 training hours
Cost $1,825
Date Call 319-296-4290 for start dates.

HVAC Level 2 Apprenticeship program topics will include:

  • Commercial Airside Systems
  • Chimneys, Vents, and Flues
  • Introduction to Hydronic systems
  • Air Quality Equipment
  • Leak Detection, Evacuation, Recovery, and Charging
  • Alternating Current
  • Basic Electronics
  • Introduction to Control Circuit Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Gas Heating
  • Troubleshooting Cooling
  • Heat Pumps
  • Basic Installation and Maintenance Practices
  • Duct Systems

HVAC Apprenticeship Level 3

Level 3 Classes
Class Meets

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:00–9:00pm
August 22, 2017–February 20, 2018

  • August 22, 29
  • September 5, 12, 13, 19, 26, 27
  • October 3, 10, 11, 17, 24, 25, 31
  • November 7, 8, 14, 21, 28, 29
  • December 5, 12, 13, 19
  • January 3, 9, 10, 16, 23, 24, 30
  • February 6, 7, 13, 20

Instructor Brian Baker
Location Cedar Falls Center
Cost $1,825

HVAC Level 3 Apprenticeship topics will include:

  • Refrigerants and Oils
  • Compressors
  • Metering Devices
  • Retail Refrigeration Systems
  • Commercial Hydronic Systems
  • Steam Systems
  • Planned Maintenance
  • Water Treatment
  • Troubleshooting Electronic Controls
  • Troubleshooting Oil Heating
  • Troubleshooting Heat Pumps
  • Troubleshooting Accessories

HVAC Apprenticeship Level 4

Level 4 Classes
Dates

Wednesdays, 6:00–10:00pm
August 23, 2017– May 9, 2018

  • August 23, 30
  • September 6, 13, 20, 27
  • October 4, 11, 18, 25
  • November 1, 8, 15, 29
  • December 6, 13, 20
  • January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • February 7, 14, 21, 28
  • March 7, 14, 21, 28
  • April 4, 11, 18, 25
  • May 2, 9
Instructor John Henderson
Location Cedar Falls Center
Cost $1,825

HVAC Level 4 Apprenticeship classes will include:

  • International Mechanical Code Scope and Administration, Definitions, and General Regulations
  • Ventilation
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Duct Systems
  • Combustion Air
  • Chimneys and Vents
  • Appliances and Fireplaces
  • Boilers, Water Heaters, and Pressure Vessels
  • Refrigeration
  • Hydronic Piping
  • Fuel Oil Piping and Storage
  • Solar Systems
  • Referenced Standards
  • Exam Preparation

License Renewal

A variety of HVAC classes are available for HVAC professionals to fulfill license requirements, brush up on skills, or learn new techniques. Hawkeye HVAC classes are approved by the Iowa Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board to provide continuing education units for those working in plumbing, hydronic, HVAC, and refrigeration fields. Review license renewal requirements.

View and Register for HVAC Continuing Education Classes.

Business & Community Education

Cedar Falls Center
319-277-2490
319-266-6772 (fax)
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Trade & Industry Coordinator

Jerry Orr
319-296-2329, ext.3010
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