Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technology I (HVAC/R) Certificate
Seminole State College offers the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Certificate to prepare students for employment or to advance their employment as HVACR technicians and installers. The program consists of nine courses and is completed in two semesters. The program has entry points in the Fall and Spring Semesters only.
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.
Day classes: 3 days per week/ 7 ½ hours per day with a 2-semester completion
- 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
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 Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Certificate, students must:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Apply and complete the steps to enroll
- Take Form 11, Level D of the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)and successfully meet the following minimum scores to complete the program:
- Reading: 576
- Language: 584
- Math: 627
- Meet with a program coordinator/advisor.
A high school diploma or equivalency is not required for program entry.
The program costs approximately $2,730 for tuition and approximately $330 for books. The full-time program is financial aid eligible and is also approved by the Veterans Administration (VA) and Workforce Central Florida.
For more information, please contact Michelle Hutto, or call 407.708.2196.