Florida Gateway College offers six programs designed to provide students with the skills needed to enter a well-paid, in demand occupation in the fields of commercial heating and air conditioning (HVAC), welding, and cosmetology.

Commercial Heating and Air Conditioning, O.C. (HVAC)

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.

Program Notes

  • Offered fall, spring and summer

Careers

  • HVAC Technician in various residential and commercial applications

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Cosmetology, O.C.

Program is based on clock-hour attendance. The student must complete the minimum specifi ed hours to receive his/her certifi cate. They must pass a state exam to receive a Florida Cosmetologist license.

The certificate in Cosmetology is designed to provide the training to acquire skills and knowledge necessary to become a Florida-licensed cosmetologist.

Program Notes

  • A new class starts each spring and fall semester
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Newly renovated building/labs
  • More than 100 years experience between the 4 faculty members
  • 95-100% passing rate on state exam in the first attempt compared to the state’s average of 70%
  • Nail and esthetics specialty classes

Careers

  • Cosmetologist

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Facial Specialty, O.C.

Students will have theory and clinical services to complete that is state mandated.

The Esthetics Specialty program provides facial practices which prepare the student to gain employment as a Florida -licensed Facial Specialist.

Program Notes

  • It is offered in spring and fall semesters
  • Nice facilities
  • State-of-the-art equipment

Careers

  • Work as an esthetician in a salon, spa or a physician’s office.

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Nail Specialty, O.C.

Students will have theory and clinical services to complete that is state mandated.

The Nail Specialty certificate program provides the student with the skills and techniques needed to become a Florida-licensed Nail Specialist.

Program Notes

  • Offered fall & spring semesters
  • Nice facilities
  • New updated equipment

Careers

  • Nail Specialist

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Welding Technology, O.C.

Welder qualification exams can be taken for AWS (American Welding Society). Full or Part-time Courses Available. Full-time – 15 months to completion. Part-time – 30 months to completion.

The Welding Technology program offers training to prepare students to become skilled welders. The total program, including preparation and testing for American Welding Society (AWS) qualification, requires a minimum of 1,050 hours of training. Graduates will be taught techniques that include Oxyfuel Cutting, Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC), and Carbon Arc Gouging (GAC). Welding processes will consist of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), on plate, as well as blueprint reading and welding symbol interpretation. The program prepares students to meet industry standards in structural welding. Seating is limited. Students are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Additional 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, math and language by the end of the program.

Careers

  • Welder
  • Pipe Welder
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Maintenance Welder, Cutter, Fitter, Helper
  • Rigger
  • Millwright
  • Boiler and Pressure Vessels
  • Ship Building
  • Bridge and Building Construction

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Advanced Welding Technology, O.C.

Welder qualification exams can be taken for AWS (American Welding Society). Full or Part-time Courses Available. Full-time – 15 months to completion. Part-time – 30 months to completion.

The Advanced Welding Technology program offers training to prepare students to become skilled welders. The total program, including preparation for American Welding Society (AWS) qualification testing, requires a minimum of 750 hours of preparation. Graduates will be taught techniques that include pipe fitting and advanced welding skills in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) processes for pipe and heavy wall pipe welding, as well as identifying skills required to work within emerging welding technologies such as pulse welding, submerged arc welding and robotics, to name a few. The program prepares students to meet industry standards to help secure employment opportunities. Seating is limited. Students are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Additional 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, math and language by the end of the program.

Program Notes

  • Offered in fall, spring and summer
  • Virtual reality weld trainers
  • RealWeld training system
  • Advanced welding technology machines capable of doing pulse welding processes and other advanced wave form technologies
  • STT (Surface Tension Transfer)
  • Robotic operator training
  • Robotic programing training
  • U-Linc curriculum
  • CNC plasma training
  • Apprenticeship partner with Florida Forest Service

Careers

  • Welder
  • Pipe Welder
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Maintenance Welder, Cutter, Fitter, Helper
  • Rigger
  • Millwright
  • Boiler and Pressure Vessels
  • Ship Building
  • Bridge and Building Construction

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