PHCC Academy of San Diego Introduction
The P-H-C industry is currently lacking the necessary skilled labor to supply all facets of work in progress. Without training, this problem will only increase. The PHCC is helping secure the industry's future. The contractor will be a more competitive force, and the community will benefit from improved quality of finished work.
Educated and professional workers are in high demand in the P-H-C industry. The PHCC Training Programs offer the individual a chance to "earn while you learn." The programs combine classroom training courses with on-the-job training. This method of education allows individuals to combine real life experiences with applied knowledge. Students are employed by contractor sponsors who provide on-the-job experience.
PHCC Academy Classes
Students attend class one evening per week, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for 39 weeks.
For optimal learning, class size is limited to 20 students.
The training program employs industry professionals as instructors. As part of the curriculum, industry experts demonstrate cutting-edge products and technology, along with innovative production techniques.
Plumbing Apprenticeship Program
The Plumbing Apprenticeship Program is approved by the Office of Apprenticeship, Department of Labor. Companies are able to Federally register apprentices as well as have them enrolled in the training program. It offers 156 hours of related classroom instruction per year. Classroom subjects include drafting and blueprint reading, mathematics, safety, state and local plumbing codes and regulations. The Apprenticeship Program gives trainees a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the plumbing trade. As time progresses, business owners and consumers recognize the value to of skilled PHCC professionals and look for the PHCC logo first.
HVAC Training Program
The 2-year HVAC program was started in October 2013. Each student becomes EPA608 certified and upon completion ICE certified, with the opportunity to continue on to become NATE certified. The course is designed to provide a working knowledge of the latest tools, equipment and technologies. It provides superior hands-on information needed to successfully maintain and troubleshoot today's complex heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. The program fosters a solid foundation and understanding of environmental problems and their solutions, and displays a depth and detail of theory, diagnostics, and repair procedures.