Online HVAC Apprenticeship

Hawkeye offers four levels of online HVAC apprenticeship curriculum approved by the Department of Labor for individuals who are sponsored by an employer or local business.

Online HVAC apprenticeship classes are 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. HVAC apprenticeship classes are also offered face-to-face.

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.

Level 1

Date: Start anytime
Hours: 144 training hours
Cost: $925


  • 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

Level 2

Date Start anytime
Hours: 144 training hours
Cost: $925


  • 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

Level 3

Date: Start anytime
Hours: 144 training hours
Cost: $925


  • 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

Level 4

Date: Start anytime
Hours: 144 training hours
Cost: $925


  • 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

Contact Information

Trade & Industry Coordinator

Jerry Orr
319-296-2329, ext.3010
Email Hawkeye Trades and Industry Education

Business & Community Education

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

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