Advanced HVAC Preventative Maintenance Technician, Pre-Apprentice

Advanced HVAC Preventative Maintenance Technician, Pre-Apprentice

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Are you interested in hands-on, fast-paced environments? Have strong attention to detail and work well with machinery? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Advanced HVAC, Preventive Maintenance Technician program. Pre-apprenticeships are focused on preparing students for a successful experience in a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP). That means your hands-on training will be based on industry standards in order to prepare you for high-skill, quality employment. 

On the job, you will ...

  • Install, clean and maintain HVAC units and check for proper heating and cooling processes
  • Identify and perform maintenance on HVAC units, including safety, brazing, recovery, dehydration and charging
  • Work with residential and commercial control systems, including units with single- and three-phase electrical motors 

Some of the career options you will have ...

Most HVAC Job Corps graduates go on to work for home services companies, which specialize in the repair and maintenance of HVAC units. These jobs could be in homes, schools, stores, hospitals, office buildings or factories. Some technicians are assigned to specific job sites at the beginning of each day, while others travel to several different locations, making service calls.

The credentials you will earn ...

In the Advanced HVAC, Preventive Maintenance Technician program, you can earn industry-recognized credentials from such organizations as:

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

  • Energy Services Company (ESCO)

  • North American Technician Excellence (NATE)

  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) – Residential Construction Academy 

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program.

What you’ll need to start training ...

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers)
  • Complete a Job Corps basic training program
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements
  • At least 17 years old
  • Positive attendance and progress record
  • Written recommendation from Job Corps center personnel
  • Health clearance at current center
  • Strong work ethic and determination to succeed
* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.