Online HVAC Apprenticeship

Hawkeye offered four levels of online HVAC apprenticeship curriculum that is designed for apprentices who are being sponsored by an employer but may work or reside 45 miles from the Cedar Falls Center making it a challenge to attend classes each week. The curriculum is approved by the Department of Labor and is offered in face-to-face and online class formats.

The curriculum is self-paced and you must have access to the Internet.

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

Online HVAC Apprenticeship Level 1

Date: Start anytime
Hours: 144 training hours
Cost: $915

Online 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

Online HVAC Apprenticeship Level 2

Date Start anytime
Hours: 144 training hours
Cost: $915

Online HVAC Level 2 Apprenticeship curriculum:

  • 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

Online HVAC Apprenticeship Level 3

Date: Start anytime
Hours: 144 training hours
Cost: $915

Online HVAC Level 3 Apprenticeship curriculum:

  • 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

Online HVAC Apprenticeship Level 4

Date: Start anytime
Hours: 144 training hours
Cost: $915

Online HVAC Level 4 Apprenticeship curriculum:

  • 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 face-to-face electrical classes are available for electricians to fulfill license requirements, brush up on skills, or learn new techniques. Hawkeye electrical classes are approved by the Iowa Electrical Examining Board to provide continuing education units for those working in the electrical field.  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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Due to construction on Iowa 58 and Viking Road, visitors should allow additional travel time.

Trade & Industry Coordinator

Jerry Orr
319-296-2329, ext.3010
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