We are a registered union apprenticeship training program with the State of California Department of Industrial Relations and the United States Department of Labor for the trades of Plumber, Pipefitter/Steamfitter, and HVAC Service Technician. Since 1942, we have trained and educated the highest quality apprentices and journeymen in the industry. For over 80 years we have been the only union apprenticeship program for the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Welders, and HVACR Service Technicians serving the Central Valley areas of Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Kings Counties.

The Fresno Area Plumbers, Pipefitters, and HVACR Service Technicians Training Center in partnership with the United Associations International Training Department offers individuals seeking a career as an Industrial Plumber, Pipefitter, or HVACR Service Technician the highest quality of education and hands-on training that the Pipe Trades and HVACR Industries have to offer. Because we are directly involved in setting the standards, we hold our apprentices and journeypersons to the highest of standards. Giving our contractors a highly skilled and trained workforce to undertake the ever-advancing and growing demands of the building and construction trades. Our highly trained and skilled men and women are essential to providing the country with safe drinking water and clean air, as well as gas and power for our homes and transportation systems. They are crucial to the development and restoration of the infrastructure in our world today. Projects/buildings you would see our workers on:

Hospitals and healthcare facilities

Schools, colleges & universities

Government buildings

Energy management systems

Engineering systems

Chillers/Boilers installation and renovation

Industrial power plants

Commercial buildings

Oil Refineries

Water treatment and conservation plants

Install and maintain HVACR systems in almost any structure

Whether you have zero experience or maybe some experience but have never had formal training, we can and want to work with you. We provide you with the skills and training you need to take your career to the next level. The beauty of our program is that you earn-as-you-learn. You are making a living wage with benefits and retirement from day one. Even after you graduate, we are here to support you in your continued training and education as a journeyperson. As advancements in technology arise, we will be here to assist you with the training, courses, and/or certifications required to keep you at the top of your trade. You will be trained by the best to be the best.


Our apprenticeship is an earn-as-you-learn program. We offer hands-on training and education uniquely merged with job placement in the Building and Construction Trades of a Plumber, Pipefitter, Welder and HVACR Service Technician. We offer a 5-year program where our apprentices attend classes 2 nights per week and work by day for one of our union contractors. They advance in training, and education, and pay every 6 months as they progress in the program. Upon completion of the program, they are certified by the State of California, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the United Association, in their perspective trade.