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Plumbing apprentice works on pipes.

An apprentice is a highly committed student who works full-time under the direction of a skilled supervisor while attending classes in an effort to earn a license or certification in their field. 

In conjunction with the organizations listed below, AACC is pleased to offer four-year apprenticeship training courses in Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing and Sprinkler Fitting.

Approved by the Maryland Apprenticeship Training Council, apprentices receive a minimum of 144 hours of classroom training as well as a minimum of 2,000 hours of on-the-job training. 


  • At least 18 years of age.
  • High school diploma or GED.


New for Summer 2020 - OCA-358 EPA Section 608 Universal Certification

EPA Section 608 Universal Certification, designed for professionals in the HVAC/R career field, provides instruction and preparation for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Section 608 Universal Certification examination.

Section 608 of the Federal Clean Air Act requires that all persons who maintain, service, repair or dispose of appliances that contain regulated refrigerants be certified in proper refrigerant handling techniques. The EPA has also placed a sales restriction on refrigerants, limiting the sale of regulated refrigerants to certified technicians only. You must be certified to handle refrigerants.

Enroll today to prepare and sit for the examination!

Contact April Greer at 410-777-2040 or for information.


Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
100 West St., Annapolis


Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
100 West St., Annapolis

Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC)
8751 Freestate Drive, Suite 250, Laurel

Job Corps

Exam Prep at Anne Arundel Community College

  • CNE-302 Electrical Masters Exam Review


Maryland Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (MDPHCC)
10176 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City

Skilled Professional Trades Management (A.A.S) Degree Program

After successful completion of Maryland Department of Labor (MDOL) registered apprenticeship program and earning an industry certification and/or license, students are eligible to apply for the Skilled Professional Trades Management (A.A.S.) Degree program:

Skilled Professional Trades Management (A.A.S.) degree program

This program is not intended for transfer, but allows students to customize the program based on their requirements. Students should choose a concentration based on their personal goals. Program requirements are satisfied with the successful completion of the MDOL registered apprenticeship and proof of licensure or industry certification. Previous successfully completed college work may be applied to requirements where applicable.

For information, reach out to Sandy Jones at