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Registration begins in the summer of every Academic School Year
Classes begin in September and February 

Program Length:
2 Years; 150 hours per Fall and Spring semesters (typically September-January & Fabruary-June)

3 Sessions per week

This is a hybrid class with some sessions on-campus and some online; schedule is determined by the instructor and campus availability. For example, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, classes that were meeting once a week online, moved to all online in mid-March.

Tuition includes textbooks and reference materials.
PREREQUISITES: pre-entrance exam in reading and math may be required / high school diploma or equivalent. For students beginning Year 1 in Fall 2020, the pre-entrance exam is waived but all students must have proof of high school or state diploma.

Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction in which student/workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation. This is a four course program that ultimately will lead you to attaining your HVAC/R contractor’s license. Our County Apprenticeship Coordinator, Peter Bedell, facilitates your registration with Department of Labor so that you may enjoy the benefits of a quality training program supported by this government agency.
You may be eligible for advanced standing if you have on-the-job experience, vocational school training and/or military background.
Your instructors, who are experts in the field, introduce and review topics as necessary to ensure you develop sound theory and safety skills, within code and with efficiency. Most classes are theory/code based with occasional shop demonstrations and guest lecturers or field trips.
Apprenticeship instruction is meant to supplement your job experience. If you are not working with a licensed professional, the school will provide job leads when available, but it is the student’s responsibility to have an employer to sponsor him/her for official apprentice registration with the Department of Labor. For more information regarding licensing in New Jersey, visit
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Year 1. Advance placement may be possible with proof of completion of a comprehensive HVAC/R program.
Please see our brochure or our website for course descriptions for more information regarding content, subject matter, etc. for each successive course of training.