Why Choose the Power5 HVAC program?

Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) 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 NW-SCC 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 NW-SCC and on-the-job training at a sponsoring local business. NW-SCC 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.
C&H Cooling & Heating, Inc.
Dayne Hearn Heating & Air Conditioning
Fuller Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical
Peaden Air Conditioning, Plumbing, & Electrical
Price Heating & Air
Sheffield Utilities
Southern Property Services
Trane Corporation
Three State Supply Co.

If you have questions regarding the NW-SCC Power5 HVAC Apprenticeship Program, please contact:

Randy Corsbie
HVAC Instructor
Office: 256-331-5202

NW-SCC 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. NW-SCC 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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