The primary mission of JATC is to increase the marketability and employability of each apprentice in the fields of plumbing, pipefitting, HVAC maintenance and other skilled trades. To accomplish this goal, we have devised a variety of training programs, each with a specific set of courses to help you along your career path. Each course is taught by esteemed journeymen and each program employs a hands-on, earn-while-you-learn approach, meaning you will go to school, tuition free, and actually make a living while honing your skills in real-life application. The education and training required to become an expert is extensive and we have several training paths available to individuals wishing to pursue a career in the following skilled trades.

Building Trades

The Building Trades program puts a heavy focus on plumbing, pipefitting and welding. Courses for this program include:

  • Water line installation
  • Industrial process piping
  • Power piping
  • HVAC repair
  • Heating system pipe installation
  • Outside utility (water, sewer)
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Mechanical Equipment Service

The Mechanical Equipment Services (MES) training program focuses on commercial HVAC repair/maintenance and refrigeration systems. Courses for this program include:

  • Air handling equipment
  • Cooling tower service
  • Compressor rebuild & chiller repair
  • New piping installation or repair
  • Heating system repair
  • Cooling system repair
  • Boiler system service
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Light Commercial Plumbing

With a primary focus on honing plumbing-specific skills, the scope of this program includes courses regarding:

  • Plumbing service
  • Light x maintenance
  • Residential plumbing repair
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Continuing Education

The professionals at the JATC believe that the best way to excel in your career is to continue your education, which is why we offer a variety of continuing education course and certification options. These opportunities include a wide range of skills for members who wish to brush up on old skills or learn new ones, such as:

  • Backflow Tester Certification
  • Welding Certifications
  • Medical Gas Installer, Brazer and Maintenance Certifications
  • Semiconductor Orbital Tube Welding, Plastics Fitter and Stainless Fitter Certifications
  • UA/EPRI Industrial Rigging and Crane Signalperson Certification
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Have additional questions about our apprenticeship programs or the application process? Contact us directly today and we will help walk you through!