Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship Program

HVACRedu.net offers a four-year HVACR Apprenticeship Related Training Program ONLINE!

HVACR Apprenticeship Related Training Program 610 (or more) instructional hours

This is the only ANSI Accredited apprenticeship training program in the country AND it’s online– convenient quality education.  Courses align with the US Department of Labor Apprenticeship Guidelines and HVACRedu.net is a Registered Apprenticeship Training Provider.  This online program is the related training/educational component of registered apprenticeship programs.  [Note: Employment and on-the-job-training is not included.]  Courses include RSES tutorials.  Many employers find it a valuable way to provide on-the-job training to new employees whether or not it is part of a registered apprenticeship program.  All courses are scheduled and guided by qualified industry experts in a cohort setting.  Courses are available on a revolving schedule so students may enter the program at the beginning of any course.  We are happy to offer assistance registering your apprenticeship program with our online training in your state, please contact us.

Year 1 (150 hours)
Basic Safety (18 hours)
Basic Construction Math (12 hours)
Basic Hand and Power Tools (6 hours)
Intro to Applied Science (24 hours)
Energy Sources (12 hours)
Intro to Code (12 hours)
Customer Service (6 hours)
Fuel Piping (30 hours)
Venting (30 hours)
ANSI CAP Year 2 (150 hours)
Intro to Blueprints (24 hours)
Appliance Installation (24 hours)
Heat Loads (24 hours)
Indoor Air Quality (18 hours)
Electrical I (24 hours)
Electrical II (36 hours)
Year 3 (156 hours)
Basic AC & Refrigeration (30 hours)
Systems Air Flow & Duct Sizing (30 hours)
Introduction to Hydronics (6 hours)
Introduction to Service (12 hours)
Basic Controls (36 hours)
Basic Sheet Metal (42 hours)
Year 4 (156 hours)
Testing & Air Balance (12 hours)
Control Strategies (6 hours)
Advanced Air Conditioning & Heat Pump (42 hours)
Advanced Service (24 hours)
Systems Integration (12 hours)
Code Review (48 hours)
Project Management (12 hours)

Program Learning Objectives:

Year 1

  1. The apprentice will demonstrate new knowledge in the subjects of  Basic Safety, Basic Math, Hand & Power Tools, Introduction to Applied Science, Energy Sources, Introduction to Code, Customer Service, Fuel Piping and Venting; by earning an overall average score of 75% or higher in the combined year’s curriculum.
  2. The apprentice will actively participate in the program’s discussion forums, as confirmed by the forum logs and discussion grades, by earning an overall average score of 75% or higher in the combined year’s curriculum.

Year 2

  1. The apprentice will demonstrate new knowledge in the subjects of Heat Loads, Indoor Air Quality, Electrical, Blueprints, and Appliance Installation; by earning an overall average score of 75% or higher in the combined year’s curriculum.
  2. The apprentice will actively participate in the programs discussion forums, as confirmed by the forum logs and discussion grades, by earning an overall average score of 75% or higher in the combined year’s curriculum.

Year 3

  1. The apprentice will demonstrate new knowledge in the subjects of:  Basic Sheet Metal, Basic Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Systems Air and Duct Sizing, Intro to Hydronics, Intro to Service, and Basic Controls; by earning an overall average score of 75% or higher in the combined year’s curriculum.
  2. The apprentice will actively participate in the programs discussion forums, as confirmed by the forum logs and discussion grades, by earning an overall average score of 75% or higher in the combined year’s curriculum.

Year 4

  1. The apprentice will demonstrate new knowledge in the subjects of: Advanced Service, Systems Integration, Code Review, Project Management, Testing & Air Balance, and Control Strategies; by earning an overall average score of 80% or higher in the combined year’s curriculum.
  2. The apprentice will actively participate in the programs discussion forums, as confirmed by the forum logs and discussion grades, by earning an overall average score of 80% or higher in the combined year’s curriculum.

Online courses include:

  • Online reading (similar to lecture notes)
  • Textbook reading assignments
  • Streaming video
  • Animations
  • RSES tutorials
  • Web links and presentations
  • Assignments
  • Competency check-off sheets
  • Online quizzes and exams
  • Online course discussions led by the instructors

Your grade is the combined average of your discussion and exam grades for each course section.

When do classes start?

The apprenticeship program is offered on a revolving schedule so you may begin at the beginning of the next course section in the sequence.  To find out when courses begin, go to:

http://hvacredu.net/?page_id=114

How much does it cost?

You may view current pricing and even enroll online through our online Store at:  http://main.hvacrstore.net/Apprenticeship_c2.htm

Notice that textbooks are required for the Apprenticeship Program.  When you’re visiting the online store, scroll down to the bottom of the year’s program you’re interested in to see the textbooks.  You are not required to purchase the textbooks at the time of enrollment, nor are you required to purchase them through our Store.  But, you will need to acquire the books from somewhere.  If you purchase the books at the beginning of year 1, you will continue to use them throughout the entire four-year program.

Advantages of online learning

There are many advantages to learning online.

  • No traveling to a classroom or campus
    • No parking
    • No additional miles on your vehicle
    • No gas for your vehicle
    • No time lost traveling
    • No worry about weather conditions or busy traffic
  • Flexible schedule
    • Login to your online course each week when you have time in your schedule.  You’ll need to devote enough time to work through the material and complete your courses, but your schedule is your own.
    • You don’t have to sacrifice your job, family, and other commitments
    • You can study from anywhere any time.  All you need is the Internet.
    • Take your studies with you when you go on vacation, or work from home, from the job, or from a public library
  • Highly Qualified online instructors
    • You will learn from highly qualified online instructors who are experts in the subjects they teach, and who have many years of work and teaching experience.
    • Check out the faculty at:  http://hvacredu.net/?page_id=347
  • Cohort Group course learning environment
    • The Apprenticeship Related Training Program I a cohort offering.  That means a group of students are enrolled in the same course at the same time.
    • The online instructor guides online discussions and all the students post their responses for everyone to read.
    • Students get to know each other through their writing styles, exchange of ideas, and the picture each student loads into his/her profile.
    • This cohort group learning environment is very conducive for students of all levels.
  • Student Support
    • Our online students are never stranded or lost in their online studies.  We have a rich support system to respond to student questions and support the online learning experience.
    • Students can send an email to info@hvacredu.net with any questions they may have and receive a response within 24 hours.
    • Students can send an email to their online instructor and receive an answer to any questions about the course content within 24 hours.
    • We monitor student attendance and participation and reach out to any student who is “absent” or who is struggling with grades.
    • An instructor will conduct an orientation interview via phone, Skype, or Adobe Connect within the first 10 days to get new program students started on a path of success.

Can I be a successful online student?

Many of our students are not regular computer users or are not comfortable with the Internet yet.  But, that doesn’t stop them from learning online.  If you would like to find out if you are ready to learn online, you may answer a few questions to find out.  Click this link:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SwOnWBOQGOOIlVi2RDxJ_3x7mZ4FETPfc8feUI5Ge80/viewform

One of the often overlooked advantages to getting your education online is that you become more familiar and comfortable with computers and the Internet.  The HVACR industry is going to the web more and more:  manufacturers, suppliers, contractors, employers, customers, organizations, newsletters, and publications.  Becoming more familiar with technology will be a significant addition to your work skills.

Apprentice Student Handbook

How does this work?

The best way to describe how online learning works is to direct you to a free “sample lesson” at http://hvacrlearn.net/login/signup.php.  You will see all the features of one module of an actual online course.  Give it a spin and see what you think.

Do not think that learning online is EASY.  Our online program is very challenging because it is important that you learn everything you need to know in order to perform the job and to follow proper safety procedures.  We recommend that you login to your course at least 4 to 5 times per week to keep pace with the activities and assignments.  You will read, explore the online course resources, participate in online discussions, and take online exams at the end of each learning module.  The estimated study time is 5 to 6 hours per week for approximately 7 to 8 months for each year of the apprenticeship program.  Then you take a break until the next year’s courses begin.

This is an asynchronous learning program, meaning that the students and the instructors do not have to be online at the same time of day.  But, there is a constant level of communication and participation through the cohort discussion environment.  Students and faculty have an ongoing conversation on the current course topics.  Students are required to participate in the discussions as you would be expected to participate in a face-to-face classroom setting.

How do I register?

You may enroll in the Apprenticeship Related Training Program through our Store:
http://main.hvacrstore.net/Apprenticeship_c2.htm

Complete the Apprenticeship Program Enrollment Form online, provide your Visa or MasterCard information, and “check out”.  There are other payment options:

If you would rather provide the credit card information via FAX, you may print the enrollment form and fax it to the number on the form:
http://www.hvacredu.net/pdfs/Apprentice_registration.pdf

If you would prefer to pay with a check, or if your employer will be paying for your enrollment with a company check, you can print the enrollment form above.  Mail your completed form along with the check or money order to the address provided on the form.  Your enrollment will be processed as soon as we receive it and you will receive an email confirming that.

If you also purchase textbooks, they will be shipped from our bookstore as soon as we receive your completed enrollment form and payment.  Textbooks ship right away and may arrive in a week to ten days.

If you would like information about our payment plan option, please email info@hvacredu.net.  We can email that information to you.

Who are the instructors?

Your online instructors are an impressive group of highly qualified HVACR senior technicians, engineers, and educators with many years of experience from all over the United States and Canada.  They have each completed our Online Faculty Training Program and have established themselves as leaders in the industry.

Check out the faculty at:  http://hvacredu.net/?page_id=347

Student Satisfaction

Our online student satisfaction is documented.  HVACRedu.net has provided online courses to thousands of students since 1998.  Every day we receive emails from students and their employers expressing their thanks and appreciation for such a challenging, rich, and comprehensive learning experience.  On the average, students who complete an educational program with us in preparation for NATE Certification Exams, pass the exam at a rate of over 90%.  Read just a few of our student testimonials:  http://hvacredu.net/?page_id=477

Also, at the end of every online course, all students are required to submit an End of Course Survey and provide their feedback about the various aspects of learning online.  On a scale of 1-5 with 1 being Excellent and 5 being Poor, HVACRedu.net students report their satisfaction with the overall course content, learning environment, faculty, student support, and exams at 1.7.  That means student satisfaction is in the very good to excellent range.

Which States Have Approved this Apprenticeship Program?

Students from all across the country and around the world have enrolled in our online Apprenticeship Related Training Program.  Employers in many states like Arkansas and Maryland enroll their employees in the program because it provides a structured sequential learning experience for their employees who may not be participating in a Registered Apprenticeship program.  It provides an excellent on-the-job training program, second to none.

Some states require a Registered Apprenticeship Program like Idaho where our online related training is the best in the state.  Other states like Virginia, Maryland, and Montana do not require an apprenticeship program, but have approved our online related training as part of their voluntary apprenticeship program.  Find out more about what your state requires by visiting our State License Information Page:  http://hvacredu.net/?page_id=394

If you and your employer are considering a registered apprenticeship program and would like to include our online related training, please let us know.  We are happy to support your efforts by working directly with you and your state.

Idaho        –      Virginia      –      Maryland       –     Montana
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