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PRE-APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

PRE-APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

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Are you ready to jumpstart your career in the PHC industry? PHCC San Diego has a dedicated interest in growing the trades industry. Our comprehensive 9-week pre-apprenticeship program is designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge, and industry connections needed to excel in this dynamic field. With a rigorous curriculum, hands-on training, and job placement support, this program is your stepping stone toward a successful career. 

  • Course Dates
    August 2023 – June 2024 Open Enrollment Begins for Member Companies: June 1st, 2023 Open Enrollment Begins for Non-Member Companies: June 15th, 2023 Open Enrollment Closes: August 18th, 2023 Entrance Exams: In-Person and by appointment June thru August 2023 Testing Fee: $50 (waived for PHCC member companies) Classes Begin: August 28th, 2023 All classes begin promptly at 5:30 pm Class schedules are as follows: Plumbing Apprentice Year 1: Monday Plumbing Apprentice Year 2: Wednesdays Plumbing Apprentice Year 3: Tuesdays Plumbing Apprentice Year 4: Thursdays *Some classes may require pre-scheduled Saturday curricular activities. Students will be notified of these Saturday classes at least 30 days in advance.
  • Course Supplies
    The following required books are included in tuition prices and should be brought to each class session: 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code Book (illustrated or non-illustrated) NCCER Plumbing Curriculum (pertaining to the year you are enrolled in) Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Plumbing Programs

PLUMBING APPRENTICESHIP

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The PHCC Academy of San Diego’s Four-Year Journeyman Plumbing Apprenticeship Program is federally accredited by the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship, making our students federally registered apprentices.

 

In each of their four years in the program, students complete 156 hours of classroom instruction and 2,000 hours of on-the-job training. With our earn-as-you-learn model, students must be employed by an actively licensed plumbing (C-36) contractor for the duration of the program. As their Year 4 Final Exam, students may take the California PHCC Journey-Level Certification Exam to earn their well-deserved PHCC Journeyman Card.

THE JOURNEYMAN PLUMBING
CURRICULUM YEAR BY YEAR

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

  • Introduction to Drain, Waste, Vent, and Water Distribution Systems

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

  • Introduction to Welding, Basic Electricity, Fuel Gas, and Fuel Oil Systems

  • 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

  • Job Pre-planning, Productivity, and Profitability

YEAR 3

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

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  • Course Dates
    August 2023 – June 2024 Open Enrollment Begins for Member Companies: June 1st, 2023 Open Enrollment Begins for Non-Member Companies: June 15th, 2023 Open Enrollment Closes: August 18th, 2023 Entrance Exams: In-Person and by appointment June thru August 2023 Testing Fee: $50 (waived for PHCC member companies) Classes Begin: August 28th, 2023 All classes begin promptly at 5:30 pm Class schedules are as follows: Plumbing Apprentice Year 1: Monday Plumbing Apprentice Year 2: Wednesdays Plumbing Apprentice Year 3: Tuesdays Plumbing Apprentice Year 4: Thursdays *Some classes may require pre-scheduled Saturday curricular activities. Students will be notified of these Saturday classes at least 30 days in advance.
  • Course Supplies
    The following required books are included in tuition prices and should be brought to each class session: 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code Book (illustrated or non-illustrated) NCCER Plumbing Curriculum (pertaining to the year you are enrolled in) Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
HVAC PROGRAM

HVAC PROGRAM

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Looking to start a career in HVAC? The PHCC Academy of San Diego’s Entry-Level HVAC Service Tech Certificate Program was designed for students with minimal or no experience in the industry. Over seven months, you’ll gain a solid foundation and understanding of the latest tools, equipment, and technology of today’s complex HVAC systems through hands-on training with industry professionals.

 

At the end of the program, you’ll be able to perform residential proficiently and light commercial maintenance and basic troubleshooting. You’ll also be ready to take and pass the EPA 608 Exam with confidence.

COURSE TOPICS

  • Intro to 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 & more

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  • Course Dates
    August 2023 – June 2024 Open Enrollment Begins for Member Companies: June 1st, 2023 Open Enrollment Begins for Non-Member Companies: June 15th, 2023 Open Enrollment Closes: August 18th, 2023 Entrance Exams: In-Person and by appointment June thru August 2023 Testing Fee: $50 (waived for PHCC member companies) Classes Begin: August 28th, 2023 All classes begin promptly at 5:30 pm Class schedules are as follows: Plumbing Apprentice Year 1: Monday Plumbing Apprentice Year 2: Wednesdays Plumbing Apprentice Year 3: Tuesdays Plumbing Apprentice Year 4: Thursdays *Some classes may require pre-scheduled Saturday curricular activities. Students will be notified of these Saturday classes at least 30 days in advance.
  • Course Supplies
    The following required books are included in tuition prices and should be brought to each class session: 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code Book (illustrated or non-illustrated) NCCER Plumbing Curriculum (pertaining to the year you are enrolled in) Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
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