Chemeketa Community College
At Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon, aspiring HVAC workers can complete a paid registered apprenticeship program under the supervision of the Mid-Valley HVAC/R JAT Committee. The apprenticeship lasts four years and includes 576 classroom hours at the college, as well as 8,000 on-the-job training hours with approved training agents.
Apprentices begin earning a minimum salary of $11.92 per hour and have the potential to earn $26.49 per hour once they reach journey-level status. Eligible apprentices earn two pay raises per year. Upon completion of the program, apprentices are referred to take the LE/B exam and receive their journey card from the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI). Notably, brazing certification is also a part of this program.
- Location: Salem, Oregon
- Duration: Four years