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.