About Us

Established over 60 years ago, has deep educational roots in the state of Florida. The first ARPEC education center registered with the state as an apprenticeship program on October 11, 1949. Since then, we have continued to lead as one of the most highly regarded apprentice programs in the state of Florida.

The ARPEC Advantage

classroomThey make a great living with an hourly wage that increases every year they’re in the 5 year apprenticeship program. Full health benefits are added after just the first year, and retirement benefits added in the fourth year. Upon graduation, apprentices become craft journeymen with a starting wage and fringe benefit package ranging from $60,000 to $72,000 per year!

Students are taught welding, air conditioning technology, piping, refrigeration controls, electrical theory – and graduate ready for a career in the high-tech fields of service and installation, energy management systems, pipefitting, and more. They will learn from the best craftspeople in the industry, in the best training program in the industry. It’s the training program designed by the United Association – one of the largest and most prestigious trade unions in the country.

ARPEC graduates are ready to work in hospitals, laboratories, in large hotels or business offices –anywhere there’s a cooling or refrigeration system. It’s more than a job, it’s a career – a career that can take you anywhere you want to go.


worker We are proud of our continued affiliation with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the Federal Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, the Mechanical Contractors Association of South Florida, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America and the Mechanical Service Contractors of America.