Want a successful career? Want to further your education without racking up debt?
Get started on your path to a successful career and enroll in the ARPEC education center today. ARPEC has trained apprentices for successful careers in the high demand field of air conditioning, refrigeration, and pipefitting for over 60 years. The Apprenticeship Program is a great balance of learning while you earn money working in the trade!
- ARPEC accepts applications year-round. Calling our toll-free line (1-800-463-3129) is all it takes to get your career started. Just click, print, fill out the application and return it in person with the required information. (Print applications are also available through the mail, or can be picked up at the school’s reception desk.) A completed application will get you started towards a career in the air conditioning, refrigeration and pipe fitting industry.
- Upon completion of basic admissions requirements. Applicants will be required to take a State Aptitude Test designed to evaluate their English and Mathematical Skills. All applicants will be required to take this test. A minimum score of 60 is required on the Math tests to advance to the interviews. Should you fail to score at least 60, you will be allowed to participate in a Remedial Math Class, at no cost to you, and retake the test once, with an opportunity to score 60 or higher.
- Interviews will be scheduled for applicants who qualify.
- All applicants interviewed will be ranked based on their tests and interview scores. The Education Committee decides on the number of apprentices to be accepted based on the industry needs.
Credit for previous experience
Advancement credit for the 5-year program is available to qualified individuals. Interested applicants must requested in writing and submit documentation of previous work and/or educational experience to be considered (applicants must be holders of: OSHA 10, First Aid & CPR and Universal license). An evaluation test based upon field training and classroom related instruction will be administered. Applicants must score at least 70% on this test to be considered for a maximum of 1 year credit.