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South Dakota Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors, Inc

Careers in the P-H-C Field

Your future is bright in the Plumbing, Heating and Cooling industry!

The P-H-C industry offers various fulfilling and financially rewarding careers.  Many people love their work in this field because they see projects created and completed right before their eyes!  Plus, they provide services that are essential to the comfort and safety of society.

The demand for professionals with p-h-c skills is growing. Our members employ hundreds of plumbing and HVAC apprentices and journeymen throughout South Dakota and northwest Iowa.  Many also offer training and career advancement for their employees.


What is needed to become employed in this rewarding industry?

Some amount of post-secondary education is helpful, but in the P-H-C field, on-the-job training is as important as education. The entry level position in this field is apprenticeship. In South Dakota, apprentices are licensed and they work under the supervision of journeymen on commercial and residential plumbing and heating. An apprenticeship consists of 8,000 hours of on-the-job training, plus an approved curriculum program offered by SDAPHCC. The SDAPHCC offers curriculums for both plumbing and HVAC apprenticeships. Once an apprentice has completed the on-the-job training, they’re allowed to take the journeyman’s test.

How can I find more information about jobs in the P-H-C industry?

Click on our Industry Job Listings and Classifieds to view current job openings. Also, view our member list to find employers in your area. Call or email the SDAPHCC and we can provide more information about jobs and training in South Dakota’s P-H-C industry.

The contractor members of the SDAPHCC ask you to consider a profession in the plumbing and HVAC fields. The work is exciting, fulfilling, and financially rewarding! You’ll find that your skills are in high demand and as the industry changes, you can adapt to embrace new technologies.

Learn more about the opportunities available to you!

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