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Summer HVAC School

May 02, 2019

CroppMetcalfe Academy

Are you struggling to choose a Career Path following Graduation? 

Summer Apprenticeship Program for High School Graduates learning hands on training in HVAC

If you are a driven, hard-working individual who loves to work with their hands, has a passion to learn, grow, and succeed within a company, then CroppMetcalfe Academy could be the perfect career path for you!

CroppMetcalfe Academy is a free certified Summer Apprenticeship Program for High School Graduates to learn hands-on training in HVAC. Graduates will have the opportunity to work on practice equipment in a classroom setting and are taught by our instructors, who have over 40 years of experience in teaching and in the HVAC field.

Students will not only gain real-world experience, but they will also receive the first year of the CroppMetcalfe Academy HVAC program, EPA 608 Certification, NATE Ready to Hire Certification, and a position at CroppMetcalfe as a Residential Maintenance Technician, with the potential to earn $33,000 base salary per year.

The Academy will be held at our Fairfax Office, 8421 Hilltop Rd Fairfax, VA 22031 from June 17th - August 16th. It will be Monday - Friday, for 4 hours per day. There will be a refundable, $250.00 registration fee for the program.


HVAC Year 1:

HVAC Year 1 introduces the apprentice to the basic refrigeration cycle, refrigerants and refrigeration oil, piping practices, basic electricity, introduction to heating equipment and tools, safety, and trade math.

HVAC Year 2:

Introduces the apprentice to basic air conditioning systems, refrigerant controls, electric motors, circuits and controls, functions, air filtration, safety, and trade math.

HVAC Year 3:

Introduces the apprentice to troubleshooting gas, electric, and oil heat, troubleshooting heat pumps, cooling systems, and accessories, preventative maintenance, system balancing, hydronics, boilers, commercial refrigeration, and chilled water systems.

HVAC Year 4:

Introduces the apprentice to blueprint reading, heat load/gain calculations, air distribution systems, psychometrics, airflow measurements, troubleshooting heating, refrigeration, and HVAC electrical systems, writing diagrams, NEC and international Mechanical codes, and trade math.


HVAC Technician and Installer positions are in high demand and are expected to grow significantly by 2022. You will have the ability to work with your hands. use technology daily, and work in a growing career!

For more information, questions, or concerns please call 703-698-8855


What Our Customers Say...

"I've been a CroppMetcalfe customer for 9 years and you have always provided outstanding service. I just had my semi-annual maintenance done, and I wanted to thank George for the truly outstanding service, professionalism, and excellent advice. He is definitely one of the best 5-Star Technicians I've had! Thank you CroppMetcalfe!"

Bill H