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At a Glance

In our HVACR Apprenticeship workforce training program, you can work fulltime while attending classes and achieve journeyman status in just 4 years. With previous experience or education, you may be able to skip the 1st year by passing an exam.

Approx. Number of Hours:

630 classroom hours (157 hours per year) and 8,000 on-the-job training hours.

Program Cost:**

Varies based on the agreement you have with your employer.

Est. Hourly Wage:*

$8-26 per hour

Min. Occupational Requirements:

Must be employed by a licensed HVACR company and sponsored by that company for training, or find employment by the start of the second year; at least 18 years old.

HVACR Apprenticeship Job Overview

HVACR apprentices are tradesmen specializing in heating, ventilation and air conditioning/refrigeration systems. Work may include installing, servicing and repairing heating and air conditioning systems in residences and commercial establishments.  

Apprentices usually begin by assisting experienced technicians with such tasks as carrying materials, insulating refrigerant lines or cleaning furnaces. In time, they move on to more difficult tasks such as cutting and soldering pipes and checking electrical and electronic circuits.  

This trade is regulated by the State of Maryland. The Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council formulates apprenticeship policies and registers standards. 

Licensure/certification earned

Upon successful completion of this training, you are awarded an HVACR Journeyman’s license. 


Not all courses are offered within every term schedule. 

Additional Information & Program Requirements

You must be accepted into the apprentice program before registering for classes. For more information about the program, contact Stephanie Anderson at 410-431-8889.

Interested in enrolling?

Contact our Continuing Education Office (Room A115) if you have any questions or concerns.

410-386-8100 |

*Wages are based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only. 

**Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks and related materials, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees or prerequisite courses.