Technical Vocational Certificate Programs

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Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology

Program Purpose: To prepare students to enter employment in the HVAC-R field or, for those already in the HVAC-R field, to continue their education. Students will be trained to become HVAC-R helpers, mechanic assistants, mechanics or technicians and will explore the various career options to determine what exit point best fits their needs. Students will complete the requirements to receive an OSHA 1926 - 10-hour Safety card in the first course of the program. Students will acquire the skills needed to successfully complete industry-recognized certifications, including Environmental Protection Agency certification, which in this industry is typically used for employability purposes. The program is also aligned with industry-recognized certifications provided by NCCER.

Program Length: 1,350 clock hours

Next Program Start Date: Fall 2023

Admission Requirements

Standard high school diploma or GED diploma. Must be at least 17 years of age and must turn 18 years of age before the end of the first semester in the program.

Note: Students must take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) within the first semester of enrollment in the program or present evidence of allowable substitute. In order to successfully complete the program, students must earn a score of 9.0 or higher in TABE language and reading and must earn a score of 10.0 or higher in TABE mathematics.

Financial Aid: This program is eligible for financial aid and the Florida Prepaid program.


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Phone: (850) 201-8760

Welding Technologies

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Applied Welding Technologies

Program Purpose: To prepare students to enter employment in the welding industry or continue their education. By successfully completing the program, students are eligible to receive industry-recognized certificates, sit for American Welding Society (AWS) exams and receive an OSHA 1926 Safety card. The program is also aligned with industry-recognized certifications provided by NCCER and AWS.

Program Length: 1,050 clock hours

Next Program Start: February 6, 2023 Mondays - Thursdays 8:30am-12:30pm

Applications for the Spring 2023 Semester in the Welding Technology Program are now being accepted. For more information contact the Advanced Manufacturing and Training Center (AMTC) at (850) 201-9720 or email us at

Welding FAQ - Spring 2023

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Phone: (850) 201-9720

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