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The Plumbing, Heating Cooling Industry needs more well-educated, skilled workers than ever. PHCC Academy students benefit the industry by providing the highest quality work and the best understanding of current technology and practices.


The PHCC Academy of San Diego offers training programs and certification courses taught by industry professionals. We take an “earn as you learn” approach, offering our students paid, on-the-job experience with contractor sponsors in addition to classroom instruction. Our class sizes stay small, under 22 students, to give each person access to personalized attention. These are just some reasons business owners and consumers look for the PHCC logo when choosing a contractor they trust.

Be a part of securing our industry's future


Are you 18 or older?

Are you willing to pass a Math and English entrance exam with a score of 70% or greater?

Are you able to attend an enrollment interview in person?

Are you or your employer financially able to pay applicable administrative fees and the first two months of tuition?

See if you qualify for a scholarship

If you answered yes to the above, then let's find your path TOGETHER



In our 4-year Journeyman Plumbing Apprenticeship Program, you’ll receive over 600 hours of classroom instruction and accumulate more than 8,000 hours of paid on-the-job experience on your way to earning your PHCC Journeyman Card.

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Our seven-month Entry-Level HVAC Program is perfect for those looking to start a career in the HVAC industry. Hands-on instruction from industry professionals will prepare you to perform residential and light commercial work confidently.

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This course prepares you for the Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Exam. Our certification course will teach you everything you need to know.

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Need to earn or renew your RRP certificate? This 8-hour course will enable you to work safely and confidently around potential lead contamination.



Several organizations offer financial assistance to students seeking to advance their knowledge in the plumbing and HVAC industry. Check out these opportunities below to see if you qualify.

Davis Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility: Plumbing or HVAC student. The Foundation prioritizes roofing industry apprentices.

Enrollment will open again in 2025

PHCC Education Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility: Currently enrolled or enrolling in a plumbing apprenticeship program. Working full-time for a licensed plumbing contractor who is a member of the PHCC National Association.

Enrollment will open again in 2025

BrassCraft Zell Scholarship

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited four or five-year plumbing apprenticeship program and work full-time for a licensed plumbing contractor.

Deadline: June 3 2024

WD-40 scholarship

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited HVAC Program.

Deadline: October 2024

Have questions?
We would love to assist you!

Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm

Office phone: (858)693-3855

Student Cell/Text Support: (858) 400-8983

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