ACC-WPA  - Air Conditioning Contractors Western PA

Apprenticeship Program

This four year, State of Pennsylvania registered program is designed to prepare the serious-minded for a career in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) industry. The program is held two nights a week - seven months a year. The related training is complimented by on-the-job training the apprentice receives from their employer.

Registration is open for the Fall 2017 to Spring 2018 Apprentice Program

Registration Eligibility for 1st and 2nd year classes. (To qualify for 2nd year classes you will need to test out by August 11th)

ACCWPA’s classes will start September 7th at Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC)

This is a four-year program that combines 1400 hours of classroom and lab training with 8,000 hours of On the Job Training, (OJT). Upon completion, the successful student will be awarded a ACCWPA Diploma, PA State Journeyman’s certificate, attain a CFC certification and NATE certification.

If you have a potential candidate for the upcoming school year or would like to learn more about the program join us at PTI to visit the school and get all the details needed for registration.

First year classes are designed for entry level students who may, or may not have some field experience or formal training. Second year students must have either completed the 1st year class OR If you have an employee who has entry level experience and training but needs more training and help to advance, you can have them “test out” of the first year and start in the 2nd year.

Apprentice Grads!

Congratulations to the apprentices and their employers:


Justin Zavacky, A-Air Company
Ryan Brown
with Rege Dumm, A-Air Inc.
Mike Schwartz - 4th Year Teacher
George Ostronic
with Rege Dumm, A-Air Inc.
Jessi Hood, Boehmer Heating & Cooling
Michael Pardi
with Rege Dumm, A-Air Inc.
Austin Smith, Wade Heating & Cooling
Dad accepting for Alex Fetterman
with Rege Dumm, A-Air Inc.

Not in attendance

Cem Aritanar
Caruso Heating

ACCWPA Apprenticeship Program

Apprenticeship Enrollment


FALL 2017 TO SPRING 2018

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