Unlike most liberal arts degrees, your Commercial HVAC Core Classes will prepare you for a lucrative career in the Sheet Metal Industry, and ensure an advanced skillset that is always in demand.

Core Classes: Commercial HVAC

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. In this field, you will work on high-volume mechanical systems. These systems deliver heated and cooled air to commercial buildings such as schools, hospitals, airports, factories and office buildings. Just as students pursuing a liberal arts degree are required to take Core Classes, all Sheet Metal Apprentices complete Commercial HVAC Certification as the Core Curriculum.

You’ll work in an exciting environment with dozens of other trade workers, creating something that is long-lasting and enhances the quality of life for many people.

Opportunities in this field include:


Service Technician


Commissioning Agent

Project Manager


Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Technician

Energy Management Technician

TAB Technician


In addition to the Core Curriculum Commercial HVAC Certification which makes up the backbone of the Sheet Metal Industry, you will also choose a Major and a Minor. These focused Career Paths prepare you for a career in a specific sheet metal field, and help increase your versatility and employability, ensuring that you have the qualifications and the experience to get the position you really want, with the Contractor you really want to work with.

Interested in applying for our Apprenticeship Program?