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February 15, March 22 or April 19
5:00 - 6:30pm
Building ETA - Room 107 on the Lake Worth campus
Why complete HVAC Training at Palm Beach State?
- Faster than average employment growth.
- Learn three skills in one program:
- Air Conditioning and Refrigeration installation and maintenance
- Control circuitry
- Employers prefer applicants with excellent technical training.
- Prepare for the EPA HVAC certification exam. Technicians who purchase or work with refrigerants must pass this written exam.
- A basic knowledge of electronics is becoming increasingly important because of its use in control equipment.
Palm Beach State College awards students who complete the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program a Post Secondary Adult Vocational Training Certificate. Students who complete their HVAC/R certificate are eligible to receive credits toward the Industrial Management AS degree. Take your career to the next level by advancing to a supervisor or service manager position. Those with sufficient funding and managerial skill can open their own contracting business.
This PSAV program’s course content includes broad, transferable skills, and stresses the understanding of all aspects of the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. The curriculum emphasizes operational functions of the HVAC industry such as management, finance, technical and production skills. The underlying principles of technology, labor issues, health, safety and environmental issues are also covered.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What do I have to do to enroll in the HVAC program?
- Apply at www.PalmBeachState.edu/Admissions
- There is a one-time $40.00 application fee
- If you require financial aid, submit a FAFSA via www.fafsa.ed.gov
- Submit all high school and college transcripts
- Attend an information session. They are held at least three times a semester.
- Speak to the Trade and Industry advisor to be admitted
- Take the TABE exam or prove you have an exemption
- Sign up for classes
2. How do I prove I have an exemption from the TABE exam?
- ACT/SAT/PERT/CPT scores- college level
- College level English/Math
- Florida Public/Charter High School Grad after 2007
- AAS degree or higher from regionally accredited college
- Industry certification- to be determined by advisor or program director.
3. What is the schedule for the HVAC program?
HVAC classes begin every August and January and they fill quickly! The program is offered during the day. Students are in class Monday through Friday from 8am-3pm. You can finish the certificate in 13 months.
4. Are uniforms required?
Yes, uniform shirts are required and you will have the opportunity to purchase them during the first two weeks of class. You will also have to purchase safety glasses and closed-toe shoes for lab activities.
5. Is there an evening program?
There is NOT an evening program at this time. However, we are currently taking names of students who are interested in enrolling in an evening HVAC program. Please send an email to Lynnmarie Highsmith GomesHL@palmbeachstate.edu with your name and phone number. As soon as we have a sufficient amount of interest, we will contact you with instructions on how to enroll.
Your admission to a Trade and Industry program may be delayed for one or more of the following reasons:
- You have not taken the TABE or provided proof of exemption.
- You have not had an advising session with PSAV advisor.
- You have completed 50% of your program courses and have not satisfied the VPI co-requisite course requirements.
See a PSAV advisor or Workforce Assessment Advisor to complete your application process.
This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
Some students entering this program are required to take the TABE test. All are required to meet with an advisor prior to registration. For more information on the TABE, admissions procedures or program information please email advisor Mikayel Ishmael or call 561-868-3557.
This program is located at Palm Beach State at Lake Worth.
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