Request More InformationBecome a commercial air conditioning and heating technician in approximately one year. Through classroom instruction, hands-on practice in SFSC’s HVAC laboratory, and internships with local air conditioning contractors, you will:

  • Learn how to inspect, maintain, and repair air conditioning and heating systems
  • Benefit from flexibility in scheduling and planning your educational program
  • Earn an occupational certificate
  • Achieve EPA Refrigerant Containment Certification

Learn Valuable Skills

HVAC technicians install, maintain, and repair complex new systems and must be comfortable with using computer technology to troubleshoot problems. SFSC’s experienced HVAC instructors will teach you:

  • Fundamentals of residential and commercial air conditioning and heating systems
  • Electrical systems and controls
  • Troubleshooting electrical and refrigeration issues
  • Energy management
  • Indoor air quality
  • Maintaining and repairing ice machines

Career Opportunities

In Florida, central air conditioning and heating systems are standard components in every building, from small homes to hospitals, schools, shopping centers, and business complexes. Florida’s subtropical climate and growing population causes it to rank among the states with the highest demand for HVAC service workers.

The Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the demand for HVAC technicians will grow by 14 percent through 2024, much faster than average for all occupations. For this technically demanding work, HVAC employers give preference to applicants who have completed an occupational certificate training program or apprenticeship.

More Information

Tom Bush
Chair, Technical-Industrial Education
Professor, Commercial Air Conditioning Technology
thomas. bush@southflorida.edu
863-784-7117