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Indiana PHCC Apprentice Schools

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Ft. Wayne Area

4-year Plumbing; 2 year fast-track HVAC
Held: Sept thru May
Member: Full Year: $1725
Non Member: Full Year: $3450

Books, first aid courses included

Classes run for 36 weeks (not including holidays) beginning last week of August thru the last week of May.

Classes are held from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Donald Wayne Shumaker Training Facility
2330 Wayne Haven, Fort Wayne

Contact: Kristen Roberts
2330 Wayne Haven St.
Ft. Wayne, IN 46803
(260) 908-3997

South Central Chapter

(Jasper & Surrounding Area)

Books, included
School starts in  August 
Level 1 & 2 - Mnday/Wednesday
Level 3 & 4 - Tuesday/Thursday
All classes meet from 6:00 - 9:15 p.m.

Vincennes University Jasper Center
850 College Avenue, Jasper IN 47546

Contact: John Tooley
850 College Avenue
Jasper IN 47546

Mechanical Skills Inc.

(Indianapolis & Surrounding Area)

4-year Plumbing
Held: Aug. thru May, 1 night a week
Classes begin in August
Cost: $725/semester (Member)
$1125/semester (non-member)

Cost includes book fees, registration fees, and shop fees

Distance Learning classes take place on same schedule.

Mechanical Skills
3535 E Michigan St
Indianapolis, IN 46201
(317) 352-1189

Southeastern Chapter

(New Albany/Charlestown/Jeffersonville Area)

4-year Plumbing
Held: 1st/2nd year meets on Tuesdays @6pm starting in August
3rd/4th year meets on Mondays @6pm starting in August

Prosser School of Technology, 4202 Charlestown Road, New Albany
Cost: $350/semester (member); Book & Shop fees extra
$550/semester (non-member); Book & shop fees extra

Contact: Wendy Meriwether
(812) 633-4252

North Central Chapter

(South Bend/Elkhart & Surrounding Area)

4-year Plumbing
Held: Aug thru May,  1 night a week; Classes start in August
Enrollment period is from May  until June 30th. No new enrollments will be accepted after July 31.
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Cost: Plumbing - $1500/year (member) $2270/year (non-member)

Classes held at Jimtown High School

Registration forms can be found under documents tab at

Contact: April Mink
PO Box 474
Plymouth, IN 46563
(574) 941-4473

Southwestern Chapter

(Evansville & Surrounding Area)

4 year Plumbing and HVAC

Classes start Sept. 

Classes held at various locations

Cost: $1200/semester (non-active member);
$375/semester (active member)
Excludes book fees

Contact: Nicole Meny Schmitt
(812) 768-6229

St. Joe Valley

(South Bend & Surrounding Area)

Type: 5-year Commercial and Residential

Plumbing and Pipefitting (Union Shop)
Held: Aug. thru May, 2 nights a week

Cost: No cost for class; book charge varies by class

Contact: Broc Buczolich
Apprentice Coordinator
website link:
(219) 273-0300

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