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The Heating & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Apprenticeship program allows eligible high school graduates and adult learners to earn while you learn in the classroom and on the job. The program is a collaborative effort of Blue Ridge Community College, Henderson County Public Schools, Transylvania County Schools, Homeschool Association, and Blue Ridge Heating and Air working together to support students.

The Heating & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Apprenticeship program is a registered North Carolina Apprenticeship with the N.C. Department of Labor.

Application Deadline:

Use the form below to apply for the Heating & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Apprenticeship:

Program Description:

heating and air conditioning (HVAC) icon air unti snow (cold) and sun (heat)

Length of Program: Three years. 4-6 semesters. 6,000-8,000 hours of on-the-job training.
Eligibility: Recent high school graduates and adult learners with a valid driver’s license.
Tuition: Free. Plus, you’ll get PAID to attend class.
Starting Pay: $17.00. Periodic increases.
Class Hours: Minimum 576.
Schedule: Class one day a week. Work the remainder of the week with one of our employer partners.

Application and Hiring Process

For adult learners and recent high school graduates:

  • Applications close May 10, 2024.
  • Pre-Apprenticeship dates: July 8-11, 2024.
  • Draft Day: July 16, 2024.
  • Classes begin August 8, 2024.

Partner Companies

AC Appalachian Comfort systems & controls; air conditioning heating logo
Blue Ridge Heating & Air Engineered Comfort Solutions
Henderson County logo
Quality Air Air Conditioning & Heating logo; Caption: Fixed Right or It's Free


(828) 694-1766

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