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    HVACR Technician

HVACR Technician Apprenticeship Program

Installation, removal, repair, and maintenance of chillers, package units, heat pumps, split systems, VRV systems, VRF systems, VAV systems, water source heat pumps, evaporative coolers, steam and water boilers, furnaces, radiant heating systems, electrical resistance heaters, air wash systems, humidifiers, radiant tube heaters, air filtration systems, air handlers, food storage, geothermal, bio-mass, and solar systems.


Average Salary in New Mexico based on the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Who Can Be a HVACR Technician?

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, possess a high school diploma or GED, be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the trade, take an Accuplacer test for math, have a valid driver's license.

HVACR work can be performed in a variety of conditions from walk-in freezers at -10 degrees F to a rooftop or attic space at 130 degrees F. Work can be performed in a new unoccupied buildings, factories, hospitals, processing plants, government facilities, power plants, homes, apartments, or hotels. Technicians should be in good health and be able to lift 50 pounds, scale ladders, work in high- and low-temperature environments. Technicians should have a good understanding of high- and low-voltage electrical. Technicians should understand temperature and pressure relationships of refrigerants. An apprentice will work under the tutelage of a Journeyman HVACR technician with 5 or more years of field experience.

*Individual program requirements may vary, such as pass a placement exam, have reliable transportation, letters of reference, pass drug screening, pass a physical, etc. Contact the program directly to inquire about minimum requirements and the application process.

Program Sponsor

Albuquerque Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling
4300 2nd St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Willby Evans
(505) 358-0995

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. New Mexico Chapter 
2821 Broadway Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Greta Schouman
505-830-4222, ext. 103

Southwest Piping Institute
411 Arizona Street SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

Ray Trujillo

To obtain general information about registered apprenticeship, please fill out the form below and a representative from the State Apprenticeship Office will contact you by email.

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