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Become a Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Expert!

Have you always been interested in the trade industry? Whether you are fresh out of high school and looking for options, or you are contemplating a career shift, Copper Cottage is here to help you. As one of the leading plumbing, heating, and air conditioning experts in the area, we offer a comprehensive apprenticeship program where you can earn while you learn from the best of the best in the industry. Our mission is to turn apprentices into trained craftsmen with a diverse set of skills to handle a range of piping projects, including service and repair of plumbing and cooling systems, installation of fixtures, and complete design-and-build of water and gas piping in homes and commercial properties.

Click here to view our comprehensive job listings. For more information, call us at (605) 309-7170 for Sioux Falls, (712) 214-8560 for Spencer.

Benefits of Our Apprenticeship Program

Our Trades Academy program runs from September through May. Every apprentice is required to attend classes two days a month for four years, or a minimum of 644 hours, while also completing a minimum of 40 hours per work week. The courses include both theoretical and textbooks studies as well as practical application and training taught by our experienced Journeymen and technicians who are currently in the workplace at the Copper Cottage office.

What are the benefits of our piping apprenticeship?

  • Receive valuable training for a career
  • Get paid while you train
  • Obtain a license
  • Become self-reliant
  • Have the opportunity to earn as much as a college graduate does without the exorbitant tuition fees
  • Experience the satisfaction of working or building something with your hands
  • Gain respect and recognition from your co-workers

Our apprenticeship program also opens plenty of potential career paths for you in the future including becoming a Journeyman, Foreman, Superintendent, Estimator, Project Manager, Teacher, and more.

Get a Spot in Our Training Program Today!

If you are at least 18 years old and a high school graduate or have a high school equivalency certificate (G.E.D.), you are eligible to join our apprenticeship program.

Your responsibilities include being on the job site every day and on-time, being ready, willing, and able to work productively, and show a dedication to becoming a skilled crafts person in the industry.

Are you ready to learn from our plumbing, heating, and air conditioning team? Check out our job listings here.

The Copper Cottage Difference

We Take Pride in Our Work
  • A Reputation for Quality & Craftsmanship Since 1983
  • High Level In-House Training For Our Techs
  • Free Estimates & Convenient Pricing
  • Back Up Work With 1 Year Warranty
  • Emergency Services 24/7

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  • “Knowledgeable, experienced, friendly. Only place I will call now. Best in Sioux Falls!”

    - Fran P.
  • “Will always be using Copper Cottage for our AC/Heat/Plumbing needs. They have been so helpful getting us in when our (furnace) was needing to be replaced. I appreciate Joel and his team so so much!”

    - Samantha D.
  • “Our old water heater had a horrible leak. We purchased a new gas water heater, and the service men were great. They handled my dog, Buddy, wanting to say hi every time they came up and down the stairs. The plumbing was rerouted, and the new water heater wa”

    - JJ W.
  • “Always prompt, and the tech who came to fix the AC had it up and running in no time. That's why I call Copper Cottage when something goes bad with the HVAC system.”

    - Teri S.
  • “Thank you for doing great work! Nate did a great job and very professional!”

    - Wes G.
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