PHCC Academy of San Diego Training Programs

The PHCC Academy of San Diego currently offers trade certification programs for the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Industry, including Journeyman Plumbing Apprenticeship and HVAC Service Tech Certificate. We also provide regular UPC Update classes and other industry-specific courses throughout the year.

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See HELPFUL DOCUMENTS Section Below for Training Program Registration Form and Additional Information

Journeyman Plumbing Apprenticeship Program
Starts the Week of September 3, 2019
Classes run through June 2020
One night per week *

Plumbing Year 1 ~ Tuesdays 5:30pm-9:30pm
Plumbing Year 2 ~ Wednesdays 5:30pm-9:30pm
Plumbing Year 3 ~ Mondays or Thursdays 5:30pm-9:30pm
Plumbing Year 4 ~ Thursdays 5:30pm-9:30pm

Academy Location:
PHCC Academy of San Diego
9920 Scripps Lake Dr #102, San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 693-3855


PROGRAM SUMMARY:

The Journeyman Plumbing Apprenticeship Program is a four-year program accredited by the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship. Licensed contractors are able to Federally-register employees as Apprentices while they are enrolled in this training program. Our program provides 156 hours of classroom instruction plus hands-on labs per year. Curriculum includes safety, state and local code and regulations, mathematics, drafting and blueprint reading. This program gives technicians a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the plumbing trade. By the end of their fourth year, Apprentices will have clocked at least 8,000 hours of on-the-job training and more than 600 hours of classroom and hands-on learning. They are also given the opportunity to take the California PHCC Journey-Level Certification Exam, to ultimately earn their well-deserved PHCC Journeyman Card.

  • Journeyman Plumbing Year 1 - Introduction to the plumbing trade (including history and career options); plumbing safety practices and procedures; common plumbing tools and materials; plumbing math and drawings; fittings with: plastic pipe, copper tube, cast-iron and steel pipe; basic plumbing code requirements; customer service; plumbing fixtures; and introduction to drain, waste, vent and water distribution systems.
  • Journeyman Plumbing Year 2 - Service & Repair problems and solutions; residential and commercial installation of roof, floor, area drains, DWV piping, water supply piping, fixtures, valves and water heaters; job safety; plumbing math; local Code applications; reading commercial drawings; and introduction to welding, basic electricity, fuel gas and fuel oil systems.
  • Journeyman Plumbing Year 3 - Applied math; isometric drawing; plan reading; residential and commercial installation practices; sizing water supply piping; potable water treatment; backflow preventers; types of venting; sizing DWV and storm systems; sewage pumps and sump pumps; corrosive-resistant water piping; compressed air; and job pre-planning, productivity and profitability.
  • Journeyman Plumbing Year 4 - Business principles; fundamentals of crew leadership; water pressure booster; special waste; hydronic and solar heating systems; ADA-compliance requirements; earthquake valve and seismic requirements; introduction to plumbing systems in swimming pools, hot tubs and mobile homes; introduction to medical gas and vacuum systems used in healthcare facilities; IAPMO Universal Plumbing Code; California Plumbing Code; Journey-Level Certification Exam.

*Some classes may require pre-scheduled Saturday curricular activities. Students will be notified of these Saturday classes at least 30 days in advance.

Entry-Level HVAC Service Tech Certificate Program

New Start Date!

Starts October 14, 2019
One night per week *

HVAC Program ~ Mondays 5:30pm-8:30pm

VIEW HVAC PROGRAM and APPLICATION HERE

Academy Location:
PHCC Academy of San Diego
9920 Scripps Lake Dr #102, San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 693-3855

 

PROGRAM SUMMARY:

The Entry-Level HVAC Service Tech Certificate Program is a 7-month program designed for students with 0-2 years experience in the industry. This program fosters a solid foundation and understanding of the latest tools, equipment and technologies. Students will become proficient and confident to perform residential and light commercial maintenances and basic troubleshooting. This program provides superior in-depth, hands-on training with a variety of equipment used in today's complex heating and air conditioning systems. At the conclusion of this program, students will have earned their EPA 608 and OSHA-10 certifications.

  • Topics covered include - What is HVAC?; HVAC safety; system controls; tools of the trade; gas furnaces/air handlers; air conditioning; heat pumps; low and high voltage; brazing; troubleshooting scenarios; customer service; and more.

*Some pre-scheduled Saturday curricular activities may be required. Students will be notified of these Saturday classes at least 30 days in advance.

PHCC Academy of San Diego

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

To enroll in PHCC Academy of San Diego Training Programs,     students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of enrollment
  • Pass the Math Entrance exam with a score of 70% or greater
  • Pass the English Entrance exam with a score of 70% or greater
  • Attend the Enrollment Interview and be granted acceptance into the program

Additionally, for the Journeyman Plumbing Apprenticeship Program, students must be employed by a licensed plumbing (C-36) contractor within the first 60 days of class.

To Apply for Academy Training Programs

ENROLLMENT OPENS
Monday, July 15, 2019

OPEN HOUSE 2019
Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm

ENTRANCE EXAM TESTING DATES:
Tuesday, August 20th OR Wednesday, August 21st
5:00pm - 7:00pm
$50 per student (waived for PHCC Contractor Member Companies)

CLASSES BEGIN
Plumbing Year 1 ~ Tuesday, September 3
Plumbing Year 2 ~ Wednesday, September 4
Plumbing Year 3 ~ Thursday, September 5
Plumbing Year 4 ~ Thursday, September 5
HVAC Program ~ Monday, October 7

TUITION AND FEES

Tuition can be paid in full for a 10% discount, in (2) semester installments for a 5% discount, or in monthly installments.**

Plumbing Apprenticeship Tuition Per Student / Per Year

  • Open Rate: $4,000.00 per year
  • PHCC Contractor Member: $2,475.00 per year
  • Student Rate: $3,300.00 per year (students paying on their own)
  • Entrance Exam Fee: $50.00 (waived for PHCC members)
  • Advanced Placement Testing Fee applies. Inquire with PHCC Academy staff if interested in testing-in to Year 2 or Year 3
  • VA eligible training program. GI Bill benefits accepted.

The following required books must be obtained and brought to every class session. Students can purchase books through any source, as long as the book title and edition match the descriptions below:

  • 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code Book (illustrated or non-illustrated)
  • NCCER Plumbing Curriculum Level 1, 2, 3, 4 Training Guide (pertaining to the year you are enrolled in)

 

HVAC Service Tech Certificate Program Tuition Per Student / Per Year

  • Open Rate: $2,495.00 per year
  • PHCC Contractor Member: $1,795.00 per year
  • Student Rate: $2,195.00 per year (students paying on their own)
  • Entrance Exam Fee: $50.00 (waived for PHCC members)

The following required books must be obtained and brought to every class session. Students can purchase books through any source, as long as the book title and edition match the descriptions below:

  • PHCC Ed. Foundation, HVACR 101

 

**Payment Terms

Initial tuition payment is due no later than the first night of class via cash, check or credit card:

  • Payment in Full: Full tuition payment + Entrance Exam Fees
  • Semester payments: One semester payment + Entrance Exam Fees
  • Monthly payments: Two months of tuition payments + Entrance Exam Fees

Students are suspended for non-payment of tuition dues after 30 days, no exceptions. Additional terms and conditions apply per the PHCC Academy of San Diego Training Program Registration Form.