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Explore automatic admission to the University of Central Florida and Florida Tech through our UCF Direct Connect and EFSC-Florida Tech Track programs! Also view other transfer options.
Do you want to know how things work & enjoy working with your hands? Does a high-wage, high-skill career interest you?
Think about training for a specific trade! Residential and commercial buildings require trained heating and air conditioning mechanics to install, service and repair air conditioning and heating systems. In addition to the home and commercial air conditioning and heating market, trained refrigeration mechanics are needed in places such as supermarkets, warehouses, cruise lines, and on trucks and trains used for shipping. Skilled welders are in greater demand than ever! Nearly everything we use in our daily life is welded or made by equipment that is welded.
Meet Kate Starling
Career and Technical Certificates (CTC)
• Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration
• Welding Technology
Welding Technology: Skilled welders are in greater demand than ever! Nearly everything we use in our daily life is welded or made by equipment that is welded. EFSC's Welding Technology program has developed a curriculum in which students are versed in Code Level Welding recognized by the American Welding Society (AWS), American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Society Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Students entering our program are prepared for weld certification testing recognized by AWS. We also prepare graduates for Code Level Welding positions in Aerospace, Marine, Petrochemical, Power Piping and Manufacturing.
Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration: This program covers the basics of standard industry practice, and includes courses that introduce students to electronics, electricity, blueprint reading, load calculations, theory of temperature control, heat pump technologies, installation, maintenance, and repair as well as other concepts used in the field. The Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology (also known as HVAC) program is taught at the Palm Bay and Cocoa campuses.