Associate of Applied Science | 63 credits minimum
Academic and Career Advising
Refrigeration fitters through the JATC Committee program do contract and custom installation, maintenance and services and repair of refrigeration and refrigerated and/or air conditioning units and systems. Work may include new construction and remodeling and repair of existing building units. A journeyman may specialize in either installation or as a service technician. The position requires extreme precision, good manual and finger dexterity, independent judgment, and considerable strength and agility. This program is registered with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. The national JATC curriculum has been adopted by the local sponsors and adherence to this and all other registering and licensing bodies must be strictly followed. An apprentice must have the approval of the JATC before registering for classes.
The College provides classroom-related and supplemental instruction for apprenticeship programs. Classes are held in the days, evenings, and Saturdays, depending on the program. The College neither provides on-the-job training nor acts as a sponsor for apprentices. Individuals must locate their own sponsors. For individual industry-sponsored programs, students should contact their employers’ training director or the Apprenticeship Office.
The Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship is the federal registering agency for all Utah programs. For National credentials, students and sponsors need to be registered with the Federal Office of Apprenticeship, 125 South State Street, Suite 2412, Salt Lake City, UT 84138. Sponsors are encouraged to be registered with the Office of Apprenticeship. All electricians and plumbers must register with the Utah State Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, (801) 530- 6628.
Apprenticeship students are expected to be employed while participating in related training course work.
Students who earn an AAS degree in Apprenticeship Refrigeration JATC Technology have the option to transfer into the Technology Management Bachelor Degree at Utah Valley University. UVU will accept up to 45 technical credits towards this degree.
Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition per semester: https://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
Note: Apprenticeship programs are not eligible for financial aid.
Program Entry Requirements
All incoming apprentices must make application with and be approved by the JATC prior to registration for class.
Once apprentices are approved by the JATC, they may complete the getting started steps outlined here: http://www.slcc.edu/students-future/admissions/index.aspx