Apprenticeship Programs

Below is a list of all of our apprentice related instruction courses. For more information please call our office at 757-766-1101. To find out how to be licensed in the following trades please refer to the ‘Getting a License’ link. Getting a License


75 Hours -$650 per semester.

The 75 hour class is a two semester course designed to teach the apprentice the needed information to pass their licensure exams.  The course will also teach the contemporary techniques to ensure success once they are on the job. Classes are open to anyone, but in order to test for your State Boards, you will need to apprentice for 18 months and complete 3000 clock hours of hands on training.  Additional information regarding this class is available by contacting our office. Includes book.

-Mondays & Wednesdays -6pm-9pm

-Hampton Location

Fall semester: Begins 9/9/2019 Ends 4/13/2020

Core Curriculum

72 hours – $475

*Online only

The NCCER Core Curriculum is a prerequisite to all other second level trade courses. Its modules cover topics such as Basic Safety, Communication Skills and Introduction to Construction Drawings. Completing this curriculum gives the trainee the basic skills needed to continue education in any craft area he or she chooses. Includes book.

*The Core Curriculum course is a required class in order to continue to the second level of any trade program (except Cosmetology/Barbering).

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Level I

144 hours – $995

Introductory level course presenting a working foundation of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump theory and application, plus a basic knowledge of electrical troubleshooting and reading of schematic wiring diagrams. Includes book.

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Level II

144 hours – $995

Designed to deal with the safety systems and circuit controls that will help the student to install and maintain almost any type of refrigeration, air conditioning or heat pump equipment. Includes book.

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Level III

144 hours – $995

Covers installation, advanced troubleshooting, maintaining and repairing of geo-thermal heat pumps, gas, fuel oil and electric heating systems. Includes book.

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Level IV

144 hours – $995

Reflects the basic understanding Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. Topics include construction drawings, air balancing, air quality, energy conservation, start up and shut down, alternative heating and cooling systems and supervisory skills.  This course emphasizes safe work procedures and provides students a foundation for more technical areas of study. Includes book.

New Horizons Electrical Program (NHEP) Level I

144 hours – $995

Orientation to the Electrical Trade, Electrical Safety, Introduction to Electrical Circuits, Electrical Theory, Introduction to the National Electrical Code, Device Boxes, Hand Bending, Raceways and Fittings, Conductors and Cables, Basic Electrical Construction Drawings, Residential Electrical Services, and Electrical Test Equipment.


New Horizons Electrical Program (NHEP) Level II

144 hours – $995

Alternating Current, Motors: Theory and Application, Electric Lighting, Conduit Bending, Pull and Junction Boxes, Conductor Installations, Cable Tray, Conductor Terminations and Splices, Grounding and Bonding, Circuit Breakers and Fuses, Control Systems and Fundamental Concepts.

New Horizons Electrical Program (NHEP) Level III

144 hours – $995

Load Calculations – Branch and Feeder Circuits, Conductor Selection and Calculations, Practical Applications of Lighting, Hazardous Locations, Overcurrent Protection, Distribution Equipment, Transformers, Commercial Electrical Services, Motor Calculations, Voice, Data, and Video, and Motor Controls.

New Horizons Electrical Program (NHEP) Level IV

144 hours – $995

Load Calculations – Feeders and Services, Health Care Facilities, Standby and Emergency Systems, Basic Electronic Theory, Fire Alarm Systems, Specialty Transformers, Advanced Controls, HVAC Controls, Heat Tracing and Freeze Protection, Motor Operation and Maintenance, Medium-Voltage Terminations/Splices, Special Locations, and Fundamentals of Crew Leadership.

Plumbing Level I

144 hours – $995

Plumbing safety, tools of the plumbing trade, introduction to plumbing math, introduction to plumbing drawings, plastic pipe and fittings, copper pipe and fittings, cast-iron pipe and fittings, carbon steel pipe and fittings, introduction to plumbing fixtures, introduction to drain, waste, and vent (DWV) systems, and introduction to water distribution systems. Includes book.

Plumbing Level II

144 hours – $995

Plumbing math two, reading commercial drawings, structural penetrations, insulation, and fire stopping, installing and testing DWV piping, installing roof, floor, and area drains, installing and testing water supply piping, types of valves, installing fixtures and valves, installing water heaters, basic electricity, and fuel gas and fuel oil systems. Includes book.


Plumbing Level III                                              

144 hours – $995

Applied math, sizing water supply piping, portable water treatment, backflow preventers, types of venting, sizing DWV and storm systems, sewage pumps and sump pumps, corrosive-resistant waste piping, and compressed air. Includes book.


Plumbing Level IV

144 hours – $995

Introductory skills for the crew leader, water pressure booster and recirculation systems, indirect and special waste, hydronic and solar heating systems, codes, servicing piping systems – fixtures and appliances, private water supply well systems, private waste disposal systems, swimming pools and hot tubs, and plumbing for mobile homes and travel trailers. Includes book

Schedule for all NCCER courses:

Mondays and Wednesdays                               6pm-9pm              Fall semester: Begins 9/4/2019 Ends 3/29/2020           Newport News Location