HVAC/R Technicians / Installers

Apprenticeship Director: Megan Cogswell
Assistant: Tina Sloan

email: apprenticeship@chemeketa.edu

HVAC/R Technicians-Installers

Chemeketa Community College
PO Box 14007
Salem OR 97309-7070
Fax: 503.399.5257

*NOTE* The Apprenticeship office has moved to Building 33 room 103.

HVAC/R is not open for applications at this time.

Please email or call if you would like to be placed on the waiting list to be notified when open.
Applications are only accepted during openings

Job Description

HVAC/R (heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration) combines sheet metal and electrical work involving installation, wiring, service and repair of environmental control systems and the fabrication and installation of ductwork. It continues with refrigeration installation, repair and brazing. Successful graduates can also qualify for LE/B licensure and Brazing Industry certification.


  • H.S. Diploma or (GED) equivalent
  • Minimum of one year of high school algebra with a grade of 'C' or better, OR placement into Math 070 or higher on Chemeketa's Placement Test
  • HS Math equivalent is Math 60 and Math 70 taken at Chemeketa Community College
  • Must be 18 years old or older

Working Conditions

The work is done indoors and outdoors. Work spaces can range from outdoor scaffolding to crawl spaces inside a wall. Apprentices complete a minimum of 8000 hours of on-the-job training to qualify as an HVAC/R technician.

Minimum Rate of Pay for Journey-level workers 2015

$25.50 per hour

Recommended High School or College Courses

Construction classes Algebra I & II
Drafting/CAD Geometry
Blueprint Reading Trigonometry
Welding CPR/First Aid

Related Training

Classroom instruction is combined with on-the-job training to provide the most comprehensive course of study for an apprentice in the HVAC/R trade.

Visit the following links for further information -

Women, Veterans and Minorities are encouraged to apply!

Brazing Certification Class

Next scheduled class;

TBA, for more information contact us at 503.399.5255

Mid-Valley JATC HVAC/R MA# 2026 - Blank MPR form