The Mission of the PHCC-GSA-PUAC:        evaluate new ideas in our industry, and       bring the best administration and          teaching techniques to our Apprenticeship and Trainee Program - the benchmark for the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Industry.

  • Earn While You Learn Apprenticeship

  • Earn State & Federally-Registered Apprenticeship Status

  • Portable Credentials that are Nationally Recognized Throughout PHCC

  • Demonstrate Your Advanced Knowledge in the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Industry

  • Gain Instant Professional Credibility

  • Conduct Knowledgeable Conversations with Clients/Homeowners

  • Stand Head and Shoulders above the Competition

  • Increase Your Earnings Potential

  • Advance Your CAREER!


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Quick Guide to Getting Started

Plumbing vs HVAC/R

The PHCC-GSA-PUAC Trainign Facility offers both Plumbing and Heating-Ventilation-Air Conditioning and Refrigeration training! This table gives you an overview of the requirements for each trade to help determine each student's starting point.

Program LengthFour (4) YearsFive (5) Years
License RequirementsC-36C-20
On the Job Training Hours (OJT) 7,2008,000
Areas approved to train 47 Counties in CaliforniaState of California
Student IndenturedState & FederalFederal
Class Hours8001,080
Challenge Tests Available1st, 2nd and 3rd year1st year
Age requirement18 years18 years
CA valid ID requirementYesYes
GED or High School DiplomaYesYes

Download the Water Supply Calculator

The PHCC Water Supply Calculator App offers PHCC members a single resource to determine water supply fixture units and minimum fixture branch sizes for common plumbing fixtures, typical pressure drops in water meters, equivalent lengths of fittings.