All the new construction in Florida has increased the demand for experienced and educated specialists in air conditioning, refrigeration and heating systems. The need for trained technicians who can install, repair or service air conditioning, heating and refrigeration systems is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations through his decade. This degree program prepares graduates for supervisory and/or management positions after only a few years of industry experience.
There are three options within this program:
Students have the opportunity to earn the technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree.
Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Systems Technology
Associate in Applied Science
Air conditioning and heating of our homes and offices, and refrigeration for our perishables are important components of everyday life. This A.A.S. degree will provide the technical skills to install and maintain these systems as well as the theoretical skills to advance into administrative positions in the industry.
Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement
Florida’s growth is soaring. Jacksonville is a boomtown. And much of the city and state are being built by graduates of our construction programs. The employment rate in all trades is 100%. No Florida State College student who wants a job goes without a job.
You’ll have the opportunity to network with major contractors and become employed while you’re still in school. We also refer you for internships and job interviews. Florida State College’s Building Construction program has a long-standing relationship with this region’s major industry organizations, such as Woods Engineering, C. Young Construction, Superior Construction, Paul Fraser Homes, Stellar Group, C & C Powerlines, Dickey Smith & Company, Miatt Construction and Accubuild Construction.
Members of the Northeast Florida Builders Association serve on our Construction Management Advisory Council and on advisory committees for all trades, as well as provide internships and fund annual scholarships. The advisory committees provide leadership, support and guidance for the program and support such educational activities as constructing residential projects from design to move in.
All courses are directly applicable to Florida State College’s HVAC specialty track in the Building Construction Technology (Construction Management) A.S. degree program.
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