Why Choose the Power5 HVAC program?

Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) is excited to launch the first nationally-recognized competency-based HVAC apprenticeship program in Alabama. The Power5 HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) Apprenticeship Program at NWSCC combines an Associate of Occupational Technology Degree (AOT) in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology and two years of paid industry experience.

This prepares students for a career in HVAC by synchronizing related technical instruction at NWSCC and on-the-job training at a sponsoring local business. NWSCC officially started the Power5 HVAC Apprenticeship Program in January 2020.

How can a nationally-recognized competency-based apprenticeship help you?

This apprenticeship is nationally recognized and meets standards that include business involvement, on-the-job training, related instruction, rewards for skill gains, and industry credentials. A competency-based apprenticeship is a flexible training strategy that helps employers to recruit, train, and retain highly skilled workers. Apprentices benefit with increased skills, progressive wages, and a pathway towards a high-demand career.

Power5 Sponsoring Companies

Allen’s Air Conditioning, Inc.
Birdwell Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Bryant Corporation
C&H Cooling & Heating, Inc.
Dayne Hearn Heating & Air Conditioning
Fuller Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical
Hensley Graves Properties
Price Heating & Air
R & B Services, Inc.
Sheffield Utilities
Southern Comfort Services
Southern Property Services
Three State Supply Co. 
Titan Heating and Air
University of North Alabama

If you have questions regarding the NWSCC Power5 HVAC Apprenticeship Program, please contact:

Randy Corsbie
HVAC Instructor
Office: 256-331-5202

NWSCC will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. NWSCC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.

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