Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology Certificate

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology

Seminole State College offers the Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology Certificate to prepare students for employment or to advance their employment as HVACR technicians and installers. The program consists of six courses and can be completed in as few as two semesters (36 weeks).

This 750-hour program, which prepares students for industry certifications, is available on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, and it consists of classroom study and hands-on activities in the College’s high-tech labs. The program prepares students for work in residential and commercial projects.

Fall Term classes start Aug. 25.

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Day classes: 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Monday-Thursday (two-semester completion)

Evening classes: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (two-year completion)

Licensure/Certification

  • EPA Certified Technician (An EPA-approved certifying program in accordance with Section 608 of the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Act)

What You’ll Learn

The skills and abilities you will learn in Seminole State's HVACR Program include:

  • Planning, installing, testing and servicing of HVACR systems
  • Servicing, installing and troubleshooting electrical and mechanical components
  • Basic supervisory skills
  • The use and care of hand, power and specialized tools and equipment used within the industry
  • Current industry standards, practices and techniques
  • Resume and job interview skills

Why Seminole State?

There are many benefits to earning your Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology Certificate at Seminole State, including:

  • High-tech labs that simulate real-world job conditions
  • Instructors who are actively engaged in the industry
  • Excellent connections to Central Florida employers
  • Costs considerably less than a trade school
  • Regional accreditation

Career Opportunities

As HVACR systems become increasingly complex, there is a rising demand for training technicians. Nationally, employment of HVACR mechanics and installers is expected to grow 34 percent over the next decade, much faster than the average for all occupations.

The U.S. median annual salary is $42,530 ($20.45/hour), according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

How to Apply

To be considered for the Applied Welding Technologies Certificate, students must:

A high school diploma or equivalency is not required for program entry.

Costs

The program costs approximately $2,730 for tuition and approximately $310 for books. The program also is approved by the Veterans Administration (VA) and Workforce Central Florida.

For more information, please contact Michelle Hutto, or call 407.708.2196.

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Seminole State College
100 Weldon Boulevard
Sanford, Florida 32773-6199
407.708.4722

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