PHCC eLearning

Plumbing & HVACR Apprentice eLearning


The PHCC of California Educational Foundation offers plumbing apprentice eLearning courses for apprentices who need a non-traditional method of receiving their apprenticeship-related instruction.

This program is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, Office of Apprenticeship, as a reasonable option for apprentice training.

Each course is the equivalent of one year of classroom instruction. On-the-job training must be coordinated with a participating employer.

The eLearning courses offer enhanced course quality and give students fast feedback on their performance.

Since there is no set schedule, apprentices pursuing eLearning must be self-disciplined and self-motivated to maintain steady progress.

When needed, most apprentices ask their employer or a colleague for assistance. Mentoring is also available through select local PHCC Chapters.

Call  916-925-7390 or email to find out how to enroll.

Code of Federal Regulations

This online course is expressly permitted in the Code of Federal Regulations as follows:

29 CFR 29.5(b)(4) – Standards of Apprenticeship

“…. A minimum of 144 hours for each year of apprenticeship is recommended. This instruction in technical subjects may be accomplished through media such as classroom, occupational or industry courses, electronic media, or other instruction approved by the Registration Agency.”

Self-Sponsorship Now Available for only $2995!

Invest in your new beginning and get the training you need to be work ready! Self-sponsorship is not a part of the Federal program. Upon graduation, you will receive a PHCC Certificate of Completion.

Call  916-925-7390 now for more information and to find out how to enroll. Or email -

Plumbing Course Syllabi

Click on the below links for a course syllabus:

Plumbing 101
A practical introduction to the trade with a broad overview of fundamental topics

Plumbing 201
Learn water distribution systems, math concepts, venting systems and more

Plumbing 301
Learn fixtures, appliances, drawing types, blueprints, electrical concepts and more

Plumbing 401
An intro to heating systems and techniques, get an understanding of pumps, plumbing code and more

HVAC Course Syllabi

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HVAC 101
An introduction to the HVACR trade to familiarize entry-level students

HVAC 201
Learn proper installation and troubleshooting techniques with an intro to psychrometrics

HVAC 301
Students will learn commercial air conditioning and refrigeration systems

HVAC 401
Familiarize students with heat pump systems and components, energy calculations and more

Advantages of PHCC eLearning

While not the preferred method for most apprentices, eLearning offers several important advantages over a traditional classroom

Open Enrollment
Enroll at any time throughout the year since there are no class scheduling requirements - there is no set schedule!


Pace of Learning
Work at your own pace - if you are considerably experienced you can work at a fast pace and move through quickly.


Work from the comfort of your own home or office, at a schedule that best suits peak work periods and weekend study time.