Apprentice Classes Offered 


Mechanical
Refrigeration
1st Year
1st Year
  • Heritage
  • Math
  • Safety / Use & Care of Tools
  • Soldering & Brazing
  • Basic Arc Welding
  • Pipe Materials
  • Rigging
  • Heritage
  • Math
  • Safety / Use & Care of Tools
  • Soldering & Brazing
  • Refrigeration I
  • Pipe Materials
  • Rigging
 
2nd Year
2nd Year
  • Electricity
  • Pipe Drafting & Blueprint Reading
  • Science
  • Pipe Measurements
  • Builders Level Transit
 
  • Electricity
  • Pipe Drafting & Blueprint Reading
  • Basic Arc Welding
  • Refrigeration II
 
3rd Year
3rd Year
 
  • A/C & Types of Systems
  • Pumps & Steam Systems
  • Electric Controls
  • Hydronic Heating & Cooling
 
4th Year
4th Year
  • Refrigeration I & A/C
  • Advanced Arc Welding
  • Electric Controls
  • Pneumatic Controls
  • Advanced Plan Reading
 
  • A/C & Troubleshooting
  • Low Temp. Refrigeration
  • Burner Controls
  • Pneumatic Controls
  • Instrumentation & Process Controls
 
5th Year
5th Year
  • Gas Installations
  • Plumbing Code & Drainage
  • Job Supervision
  • Auto. Orbital Welding & TIG
 
  • System Analysis I
  • Start-Test-Balance
  • System Analysis II
  • Refrigerant Pipe Sizing

 

Certification Classes for Journeymen

 


 

The following is a list of journeyman certification classes and class descriptions that Local 440 currently offers.  Please contact the Training Office for availability of classes.  If a class isn't currently scheduled, we can add your name to an interest list and notify you once that class has been scheduled.

 

 

Certification Class: Backflow Certification

Course Description: Our course for training of Backflow Assembly Testers is designed to train the students in the intricacies of field testing the pressure type vacuum breakers, the double check valve assemblies, the reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assemblies, atmospheric vacuum breakers, pressure vacuum breakers, detector checks and air caps. The Backflow Certification is obtained by passing a written and practical exam administered by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.
 
Certification Class: CFC Reclaim & Recycle
Course Description: The 24-hour course covers the conservation and safe handling of refrigerants in order to comply with the 1990 Clean Air Acts Amendments of the Environmental Protection Agency. Upon completion of this training program, all participants will have received information and/or instruction addressing Federal Regulations on the safe handling of refrigerants. Students will certify in the recovery, recycling, and reclamation of refrigerants through the United Association.
 
Certification Class: Industrial Rigging Certification
Course Description: This 40-hour course covers all aspects of rigging as related to the piping industry. The UA/EPRI certification is obtained by passing a proctored written and performance test. This course runs for 5 Saturdays.
 
Certification Class: Medical Gas
Course Description: This 32-hour course provides the student with knowledge of Gas Systems, installation, and certification from the National ITC as a Med-Gas Installer. Students will learn about natural gas systems, two PSIG systems, LP gas systems, gas appliances and controls, sizing and venting gas systems and medical gas systems.
 
Certification Class: OSHA 10-Hour & 30-Hour
Course Description: This course will teach occupational safety and health standards for the construction industry. Upon completion of this class, the student will become OSHA certified. They will be able to recognize safety issues on the jobsite and the proper methods to correct them.
 
Certification Class: R 410A Certification
Course Description: This 6-hour course covers the safe handling and use of refrigerant R 410A and is recommended for all refrigeration service journeymen. A written test, administered by HVAC Excellence, must be passed to obtain certification. This course takes place over two 3-hour evening sessions.
 
Certification Class: UA/MCA Foreman Certification
Course Description: This 42-hour course, of which a minimum of 10% must be hands-on-role-play practical exercises, is designed to give perspective journeypersons the skills and training necessary to perform all aspects of supervision and become a qualified job supervisor. The UA/MCA Foreman certification is obtained by passing the UA Certification Examination which consists of a multiple choice written examination. This course runs two nights a week for 7 weeks.
 
NOTE: As an alternative to completing the 42-hour course, individuals who can provide evidence that shows extensive work experience in leadership and supervision, may take the UA Foreman Examination without completing the 42 hour training program.
 
Certification Class: UA-21 Certification
Course Description:  More information to follow soon.
 
Certification Class: UA-41 Certification
Course Description:  More information to follow soon.
 
Certification Class: UASTAR HVACR
Course Description: This 27-hour course will provide the student with review information on several areas of the HVAC industry including mechanical, electrical controls, A/C & refrigeration, heating, steam system, ventilation, piping, lifting equipment, safety, math and customer service. The UASTAR HVACR certification is obtained by successfully passing the National ITC proctored exam.

Non-Certification Classes for Journeymen


The following is a list of journeyman non-certification classes that Local 440 currently offers.  Please contact the Training Office for availability of classes.  If a class isn't currently scheduled, we can add your name to an interest list and notify you once that class has been scheduled.

  • All Apprentice Classes
  • AutoCAD Level I
  • AutoCAD Level II
  • Introduction to Computers I
  • Introduction to Computers II

 

Ivy Tech Community College

 

Associate Degree Program

 


 

Beginning in 2000, Local 440 and Ivy Tech Community College entered into a joint educational programenabling members to earn credit towards an Associate of Applied Science Degree. 

 

 For Journeyman Interested in Associate Degree Program:

 

In order to earn your Associates Degree in Applied Science from Ivy Tech Community College, you must earn 15 residential credits from Ivy Tech and carry a Building Trades Journeyman (BTJ) card. All classes are held at the Local 440 Training Center with no charges from Ivy Tech. 

 

 
You will earn 9 credits after completing the three required courses which are Human Relations in the Workplace (3 credits), History of Labor (3 credits), and Technical Writing (3 credits).  
 

 

Degree Program for Apprentices:

 

Apprentices of Local 440 earn credit for both their apprenticeship classes and on-the-job training, and in addition must complete the following Ivy Tech courses:

 

  • History of Labor
  • Human Relations In The Workplace
  • Technical Writing