Commercial Air Conditioning – APP

The Heartland Air Conditioning Apprenticeship Committee sponsors the Commercial Air Conditioning Apprenticeship Program. Program completion requires that you perform 640 hours of related class training and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training (OJT). 

The Commercial Air Conditioning Apprenticeship Program is a selective admission program restricted to individuals who are employed in the air conditioning industry and are working for a participating employer.

Prospective students who are currently working for a participating employer in this area are encouraged to apply for selection to the Apprenticeship Committee before August of each year. The program starts on the first Tuesday after Labor Day each year. 

Individuals interested in the program must first seek employment with one of the participating employers. Once employed, the individual can then ask the employer to sponsor them within the apprenticeship program. A list of the participating employers is featured below. 

For more information, call 863-784-7117 or email thomas.bush@southflorida.edu (preferred). This program is registered with the Florida Department of Education and is recognized by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship Training. This is a limited access program. 

Length: 640 contact hrs. and 8,000 hrs. on-the-job training / 21 occupational credits

Participating employers as of June 2019:

Absolutely Cool
1067 Hawthorne Drive
Sebring, FL 33870
863-658-3856
Brenda
absolutelycoolinc@gmail.com

Action Cooling & Heating, Inc.
2839 Alternate US-27
Sebring, FL 33870
863-440-5100 (Ft. Myers Main Office)

Affordable Air
3517 Monza Dr.
Sebring, FL 33870
863-314-9274
affordableairinc@yahoo.com

Air and Electrical Services (same as: Griffin & Kampman below)
4715 US 27 South
Sebring, FL 33870
863-402-5664

America First Air Conditioning
2153 SR 64 West
Avon Park, FL 33825
863-453-4741
Contact: Santiago Gomez
sgameri1st@gmail.com

Bentz Air Conditioning
15 Observation St.
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Phone: 863-465-0009
Fax: 863-465-0013
bentzair@yahoo.com

Branca’s Air Conditioning
1059 Hawthorne Dr.
Sebring, FL 33870
brancasairconditioning@yahoo.com
863-382-3300

Clark Air
5031 Lakewood Rd.
Sebring, FL 33875
mikeclark@centurylink.net
863-658-0771

Gillispie’s Refrigeration & AC
535 Bost Road
Wauchula, FL 33873
863-767-0922

Griffin & Kampman Air and Electrical Services, Inc. (same as: Air and Electrical above)
4715 US 27 South
Sebring, FL 33870
Phone: 863-402-5664
Fax: 863-402-5665

Iceberg Air Conditioning
1101 42nd Street NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
P.O.Box 128
Dundee, FL 33838
863-632-7541
mike@icebergcooling.com

Jeff Fultz A/C Inc.
5424 N Huckleberry Lake Dr.
Sebring, FL 33875
863-385-3571

John Palmer Air Conditioning
5 South Prospect Ave.
Avon Park, FL 33825
863-657-0427
john@johnpalmerelectric.com

Lakeside Air Conditioning
6555 US 27 South
Sebring, FL 33870
863-385-5806
lakesideairconditioning@hotmail.com

Long’s Air Conditioning
800 US 27 North
Avon Park, FL 33825
Phone: 863-453-7571
Fax: 863-453-7574
Contact Kari Long McGrath
longsair@comcast.net

Mark Palmer Electric
5232 US 27 North
Sebring, FL 33870
Phone: 863-453-4444

Fax: 863-402-0480
Contact: Patty Palmer
markpalmerelectric@gmail.com
john@markpalmerelectric.com

Miller’s Central Air
20 W Interlake Blvd.
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Phone: 863-382-8488
Fax: 863-699-9758
mcair@millerscentralair.com

Ridge Air Conditioning Inc.
2731 E. Oak Island Rd.
Avon Park, FL 33825
863-453-3453
Ridgeair2731@gmail.com
David Scott

Ridge Energy Savers Inc.
135 South Acuff Rd
Lake Wales, FL 33853
Phone: 863-676-2665
Fax: 863-676-2094

Roy’s Air Conditioning
401 Mathes St.
Sebring, FL 33875
863-655-0623

TWC Services
12515 US 98
Sebring, FL 33870
863-655-5500
sebringservice@twcservices.com

Whitmire A/C and Heating
500 S. Lake Ave.
Avon Park, FL 33825
Phone: 863-453-3019/873-2997/658-0415/873-2056
Fax: 863-453-2750
Contact: Tami Whitmire or Spencer
service@whitmireac.com