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.

The HVAC apprenticeship curriculum is offered in face-to-face and online class formats. Online HVAC Apprenticeship are available for individuals who live or work more than 45 miles from the Cedar Falls Center.

Attendance is a required.

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

Level 1

Level 1 face-to-face classes are offered for beginner apprentices.

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

Preparation Class and Exam

  • Thursdays, 5:00 – 9:00pm
  • October 14 – December 9, 2021
    • October 14, 21, 28
    • November 4, 11, 18
    • December 2, 9

Exam: December 9, 2021 at 5:00pm
Instructor: Jim Konrardy
Location: Cedar Falls Center
Cost: $475

Classes

Call 319-296-4290 for start dates.

Hours: 144 training hours
Cost: $925

Topics

  • Air Distribution Systems
  • Basic Electricity
  • Copper and Plastic Piping Practices
  • Introduction to Cooling
  • Introduction to Heating
  • Introduction to HVAC
  • Steel Piping Practices
  • Trade Mathematics

Level 2

Level 2 face-to-face classes are offered for beginner apprentices.

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

Preparation Class and Exam

  • Thursdays, 5:00 – 9:00pm
  • January 6–February 24, 2022
    • January 6, 13, 20, 27
    • February 3, 10, 17, 24

Exam Date: February 24, 2022 at 5:00pm
Instructor: Jim Konrardy
Location: Cedar Falls Center
Cost: $475

Classes

Call 319-296-4290 for start dates.

Hours: 144 training hours
Cost: $925

Topics

  • Alternating Current
  • Air Quality Equipment
  • Basic Installation and Maintenance Practices
  • Chimneys, Vents, and Flues
  • Commercial Airside Systems
  • Compressors
  • Duct Systems
  • Heat Pumps
  • Introduction to Hydronic systems
  • Leak Detection, Evacuation, Recovery, and Charging
  • Metering Devices
  • Refrigerants and Oils

Level 3

Classes

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:00 – 9:00pm
  • August 25, 2021–February 23, 2022
    • August 25
    • September 1, 7, 8, 15, 21, 22, 29
    • October 5, 6, 13, 19, 20, 27
    • November 2, 3, 10, 16, 17, 30
    • December 1, 8, 14, 15
    • January 5, 11, 12, 19, 25, 26
    • February 2, 8, 9, 16, 22, 23

Instructor: Michael Henny
Location: Cedar Falls Center
Cost: $925

Topics

  • Air Source Heat Pump Systems
  • Basic electricity
  • Combustion and Fuels
  • Electrical Safety
  • Forced-Air Furnaces
  • Forced Air Furnace Components and Controls
  • Forced Air Heating Distribution Systems
  • Gas Pipe Sizing
  • High Pressure side Compressors and Condensers
  • HVAC and Refrigeration Systems
  • HVAC and Refrigeration System Safety
  • HVAC Unit Selection
  • Hydronic Heating System Boilers
  • Hydronic Heating Boiler components and Controls
  • Hydronic Heating Distribution Systems
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Installing Residential Forced Air Heating and Cooling Systems
  • Installing Residential Hydronic systems
  • Installing, Servicing, and Troubleshooting Air Source Heat Pump Systems
  • Installing, Servicing and Troubleshooting Water Source and Geothermal Heat Pump Systems
  • Installing, Servicing, and Troubleshooting Chiller Systems
  • Introduction to International Mechanical Code
  • Low Pressure Side Expansion Devices and Accessories
  • Proper Charging on Air Conditioning Systems
  • Refrigeration Principles
  • Section 608 EPA Certification
  • Servicing and Troubleshooting Residential Forced Air HVAC Systems
  • Soldering and Brazing
  • Steam Heating-Boilers
  • Water Source and Geothermal Heat Pump Systems

Level 4

Classes

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:00 – 9:00pm
  • August 24, 2021 – February 9, 2022
    • August 24, 31
    • September 1, 7, 14, 15, 21, 28, 29
    • October 5, 12, 13, 19, 26, 27
    • November 2, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 30
    • December 1, 7, 14, 15, 21
    • January 4, 11, 12, 18, 25, 26
    • February 1, 8, 9

Instructor: Brian Baker
Location: Cedar Falls Center
Cost: $925

Topics

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

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.

Contact Information

Trade & Industry Coordinator

Jerry Orr
319-296-2329, ext.3010
Email Jerry Orr

Business & Community Education

Cedar Falls Center
319-277-2490
319-266-6772 (fax)
Email Business and Community Education

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