Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Joint Journeymen and Apprentice Training Center
650 W. Cienega Avenue
San Dimas CA 91773
Applications for the HVACR apprenticeship are handled by the Training Center office. For more information, please visit their website at https://hvacr.jjatc.com/home Information regarding how to apply for the HVACR apprenticeship can be found on the “How to Apply” button on the left hand side on their website.
APPRENTICE SELECTION STEPS
Applicants are selected on the basis of Education, Character and Physical Fitness. The JJATC/JAC Apprenticeship Program is an Affirmative Action Program in which women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants are required to complete an application, in person, at the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration J.J.A.T.C. Office, 650 W. Cienega Avenue,
San Dimas CA 91773. Applications are accepted only Fridays 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (With the exception of holidays)
Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years. There is no maximum age.
FORMAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
1. A High School Graduation -or- GED certificate
2. And the following courses completed with a passing grade:
A. ALGEBRA and GEOMETRY –
One Full Year (10 credits, High School level) -or- One Semester (3 Units College level)
B. A Certificate of Completion or Associate of Science degree in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration from a JJATC/JAC approved Community College, Trade or Tech School
C. Achieve a passing score on a test written and administered by the JJATC/JAC that encompasses Algebra and Geometry. The test may be taken a maximum of two times.
Although applications are taken year round, the Selection Process is only held one time a year. Proof of the education prerequisites will allow a candidate to participate in the Selection Process. The first step is to take a test and all candidates must achieve a minimum of 60% to move on in the Selection Process. All candidates who attain 60% or better on the test are scheduled to interview before the Committee. Candidates who complete both the test and the interview are placed on a Waiting List. Candidates selected to enter the apprenticeship program are pulled from the Waiting List.
ON THE JOB and RELATED TRAINING:
Apprentices are required to complete a minimum of 216 hours per year related training instruction. Classes are scheduled two nights per week from 6 – 9 p.m., for a period of five years. Classes are held from September – June.
Apprentices are required to complete 8,000 hours of on-the-job training to qualify for a Journeyman Certificate from the United Association and the State of California Division of Apprenticeship Standards.
For specific deadlines dates for applications and educational requirements, please refer to the JJATC website: