Choose to begin your apprenticeship training with class series cohorts beginning in January, May, or August. Learn more by viewing the Program Registration section and 8-Week Course Information Flyer below.

8-Week Course Information Flyer

Apprenticeship Open House 

Explore in-demand careers and training available through CWI's Electrical, HVAC, and Plumbing Apprenticeship programs! 

Monday, Aug. 14
5 – 7 p.m.
Canyon County Center, Room 152

Open House Flyer

For information or questions, please contact Workforce Development at 208.562.2700 or

As the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) trade is growing, and College of Western Idaho's (CWI) HVAC Apprenticeship program is your key to starting a rewarding career in a field increasingly in need of trained and licensed technicians, installers, and trouble shooters.

This four-year program will take your skills from the basics to being prepared to take the journeyman test to become a licensed HVAC technician. HVAC Apprenticeship classes are available in a hyflex format offering in-person and virtual class options with 576 hours of classroom training and 8,000 hours of on-the job experience.

Learn from industry experts in the classroom in concert with employment in the HVAC field for on-the-job training while earning a living. Courses will teach refrigeration as applied to air conditioning theory,  electrical theory, motors and basic electrical controls, International Fuel Gas and Mechanical Code, installation methods, and much more.

Prepare yourself to work in the following areas of the HVAC industry:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial

Pencil Application IconProgram Registration

A class series will begin on Jan. 1, May 1, and at the end of August.

HVAC Apprenticeship Registration

For help or questions registering for the HVAC Apprenticeship program, contact:

Workforce Development



Workforce Development at College of Western Idaho (CWI) provides you high-quality, short-term training to boost your job skills, acquire new career skills, and earn the certificates you need. Take as many classes as you want in our short-term, credit free classes with no applications, no transcripts, and no hassle. Just sign up and watch your career take off.

Classes are offered at a variety of locations throughout western Idaho that are taught by knowledgeable professionals with years of experience in the topics they teach.

What You Will Learn to Do

  • Safety
  • Tools of the trade
  • Math
  • Blueprint reading
  • HVAC Theory
  • Refrigeration
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Fuel gas piping and venting
  • Electricity
  • Sheet metal
  • Hydronics
  • Related science
  • Code requirements for electricity, fuel gas and mechanical
  • Hands-on training in a lab setting

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News and Blogs

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Explore in-demand careers and training available through College of Western Idaho’s Workforce Development Electrical, HVAC, and Plumbing Apprenticeship programs!

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First-year HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing apprentice students get a head start with newly-developed online orientations.

CWI Apprenticeship programs honored during annual Career and Technical Education conference.

CWI Apprenticeship programs honored during annual Career and Technical Education conference.

Zac Barnes, 2013 Alumnus

Zac Barnes, a 2013 alumnus, received the education and certifications he needed at College of Western Idaho to advance his career.

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College of Western Idaho (CWI) is working to change how and where apprenticeships are made available. 

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This semester, enrollment in CWI's apprenticeship programs is the highest in five years with total enrollment reaching 452 students.