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Program Overview

Commercial Heating and Air Conditioning, Occupational Certificate (O.C.)

FGC’s Commercial Heating and Air Conditioning Technology program prepares students for careers in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Changing markets and technology can cause occupational uncertainty in many fields, but the need for air conditioning and refrigeration is constant. Florida Gateway College can provide you with the tools to start down this reliable career path, stay current with industry trends, and succeed in the field. The program emphasizes a combination of air conditioning and refrigeration theory and practical application necessary for successful employment.

Locations

Florida Gateway College (Main Campus, building 19)

Testing Entrance Requirements

Students must take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and score a minimum of 9.0 for reading, 10.0 for
math and 9.0 for language by the end of the program.

Hours

Daytime Class: Monday –Thursday, 11:00AM to 3:30PM
Evening Class: Monday – Thursday 5:00PM to 9:30PM

COSTS

  • Tuition: $4,649.40
  • Lab Fees: $545
  • Books: $345
  • NCCER Registration (per year): $25
  • Level Three Federal EPA Test: $50
  • Recommended studnet tools for HVAC $3,200
  • Total: $8,814.40

30+

Average enrollment

92%

Job Placement Rate

100%

Certification Rate

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Careers at a Glance

Starting Salaries

Starting salaries typically vary from $14 to $20 per hour. The typical hourly wage of professionals is $23.43 hourly and $48,730 annually.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program will have opportunities in HVAC, Refrigeration, and Maintenance Technician positions in various residential, commercial, and industrial applications.

Employers of FGC Graduates

  • Glenn I. Jones Home Services
  • U.S. Cold Storage
  • Rehabilitation Centers of Lake City
  • University of Florida Facilities
  • Ray’s Metal Fabrication
  • AirFlow Pros

Program Details

Admission Requirements
  • Be at least 16 years old and either a high school graduate or have a GED certificate, or be a non-high-school graduate who has been out of high school at least six months.
  • Take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and score a minimum of 9.0 for reading, 10.0 for math and 9.0 for language by the end of the program