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HVAC Installer Technician Apprenticeship

Working as an indentured apprentice for a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning contractor, apprentices complete work experience in the following areas:

  • Air balance, combustion controls, start-up and certification
    of comfort systems
  • Installation (heating and cooling systems, maintenance, and
    equipment connections.

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Trades Covered:



Jeanne Pecho
Apprenticeship Administrative Assistant
Phone: 920-498-5682
Toll-free: 1-800-422-NWTC, ext 5682

What are the qualifications?

Qualifications for Apprenticeship

  • Education: High school graduate or GED® (submit copy)
  • Math: One year of high school Algebra, with a grade of C or better (high school Algebra or Algebra are available through NWTC Basic Education Services)
  • Age: 18 or high school graduate at 17, no maximum
  • Test: GATB (General Aptitude Test Battery) taken at local Job Service Office
  • License: Valid driver's license (submit copy)
  • Other: Birth Certificate (submit copy)

Length of Contract

  • 4 years of not less than 8,000 hours
  • On-the-job training (OJT) - 7,500 hours with a licensed plumber
    as per Exhibit "A"
  • Paid-Related Instruction (Day School) - 576 hours and
    successful completion of curriculum
  • Unpaid-Related Instruction (Night School) - First Aid, CPR, OSHA

How do I get started in the program?

If you meet the qualifications listed, complete the application form.  

A letter of introduction will be sent and a meeting scheduled with the Committee
if you have qualified for the program.

Application Forms Available At:
ABC Wisconsin Apprenticeship Office
5330 Wall St.
Madison, WI 53718
608-244-6056 phone
608-244-2401 fax 

Committee Address
ABC Wisconsin Apprenticeship Office
5330 Wall St.
Madison, WI 53718
608-244-6056 phone
608-244-2401 fax


Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
12 or more credits per term.
Fewer than 12 credits per term.