Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology I Career Certificate
For the Fall Term 2020, we are offering online and remote courses. Remote courses show a day and time, and will meet virtually via live video. A limited number of labs, math, nursing, public safety programs, performing arts, automotive, HVAC, plumbing, and some language courses will resume on campus and are notated in the course schedule. For more information, view class types.
We all know who the real heroes in Florida are … the heating and air companies. Get hands-on learning for installing and servicing equipment as well as troubleshooting electrical and mechanical components. This certificate prepares students for a career as HVACR technicians and installers.
Getting Started: Fall 2020 12W Session
Aug. 17: Financial Aid
Sept. 9: Application
Sept. 14: Classes Begin
Why Seminole State?
- Dedicated faculty: Faculty are "scholar-practitioners" with industry experience as well as academic credentials.
- Affordable tuition: Seminole State has significantly lower costs than trade schools.
- High-tech facilities: Labs are equipped with the latest technologies that simulate real-world job conditions.
- Industry involvement: Our industry-focused certificate programs offer excellent connections to Central Florida employers.
- Hands-on experience: Practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
- Career advancement: Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce upon certificate completion.
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) I Career Certificate
Major Code : ACRFHT-VC
Educational Pathway: ACRFHT-VC
This career certificate program prepares students for employment or advanced training in the heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration industry. The program consists of classroom as well as hands-on lab study. Areas of study include planning, installing, testing and servicing of HVACR systems, servicing, installing and troubleshooting electrical and mechanical components and basic supervisory skills. Students will gain knowledge in the use and care of hand, power and specialized tools and equipment used within the industry and current industry standards, practices and techniques.
- Be at least 18 years of age;
- Apply and be accepted at Seminole State
- If non-exempt, complete the Form 11, Level D Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and successfully meet the following minimum scores to complete the program:
- Language: 584
- Math: 627
- Reading: 576
Note: Departmental consent is required. This is a full-time day track program and is financial aid eligible. Please speak with your program advisor before declaring your program major on your application to ensure the proper selection.
Total program hours: 750
Courses beginning with a leading digit of "0", postsecondary adult vocational courses and AER prefix courses do not meet the requirements for an Associate in Arts or Bachelor's degree.
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Tuition and Fees*
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For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2019-20 fee schedule.
* Tuition costs are based on program costs for in-state students according to the 2019-20 fee schedule. The cost for books, supplies and any other program-related expenses will vary by program. Financial aid may be available for qualified students. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.