HVAC Apprenticeship

Combine Education with Earning Opportunities for an In-Demand Career as a HVAC Technician

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Program Overview

Ready to embark on a rewarding career in HVAC? The HVAC Apprenticeship program at College of Western Idaho (CWI) is your pathway to success in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry. Embracing an 'earn while you learn' model, this program enables you to be employed in the HVAC field while gaining essential hands-on skills and knowledge and meets the State of Idaho requirements for apprentices, preparing you for journeyman certification.

During the apprenticeship, you will delve into HVAC system installation, maintenance, and repair, along with learning about climate control systems and energy efficiency. The program skillfully blends classroom theory with practical on-the-job training. This comprehensive approach ensures you are equipped with the latest HVAC techniques and ready for career advancement. By completing this apprenticeship, you gain not only technical skills but also a strong foundation for long-term career growth in the HVAC industry.

Degree or Certificate Type




Additional cost may apply.

Primary Location

Apprenticeship Open House

Explore the College's apprenticeship programs and tour our state-of-the art labs at our upcoming open house!

Wednesday, Aug. 21
5 – 7 p.m.
Canyon County Center, room 152

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Learning Opportunities

  • Employment-Based Learning: Gain practical HVAC experience while employed in the field.
  • Journeyman Certification Preparation: Meet Idaho's requirements to become a certified journeyman.
  • HVAC Systems Expertise: Acquire a deep understanding of HVAC installations and maintenance.
  • Energy Efficiency Focus: Learn about energy-saving practices in climate control systems.
  • Career Advancement: Build a solid foundation for a stable and rewarding career in HVAC.

Area of Study

Degrees & Certificates

Certificate of Completion




  • Program Cost

    The cost of the HVAC Apprenticeship program is $350 per quarter or $1,295 for the full series.

    Beyond the annual enrollment fee, students should anticipate additional expenses for course materials required throughout the program.

    • Course material fees vary by year.
    • Class costs and fees are subject to change without notice.

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    • Payment Options

      Students in the HVAC Apprenticeship program have several payment options:

      • Pay for a year series (A, B, C, & D) in full at the time of registration at the discounted price of $1,295.
      • Pay for each of the four, 8-week sessions (A, B, C, & D) individually for $350 a session.
      • Visit Financial Information to learn more about available payments options. 
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    Career Opportunities

    • Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

      Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, HVAC, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.


      Annual Openings*


      Hourly Median Wage*


      Annual Median Salary


      Growth (2021 – 2031)*

    • Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other

      All engineering technologists and technicians, except drafters, not listed separately.


      Annual Openings*


      Hourly Median Wage*


      Annual Median Salary


      Growth (2021 – 2031)*

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    *Data sourced from Lightcast™ (2023), a global leader in labor market analytics, and limited to the state of Idaho. Contact CWI Institutional Research for questions regarding this data.


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