If you have ever given any thought to a new career then you should consider a career in heating ventilation and air conditioning. There are constantly job postings and never enough trained and certified heating ventilation and air conditioning mechanics or technicians available to fill the positions posted. Heating ventilation and air conditioning is one trade where there is room for growth and upward movement. Once you have gained experience and know what it takes to make a shop operate and be successful you will have the knowledge and expertise to open your own shop if you so desire.
Pursuing a certification in heating ventilation and air conditioning requires some formal education. If you are not a school person and would prefer to gain you certificate through an apprenticeship program that might be an option for you. When work in an apprenticeship you work under a trained, skilled and certified heating ventilation and air conditioning mechanic. This may take you a bit longer than if you were to pursue your certificate through a program at a college, university or technical school but in the long run you will receive the same certification.
If you feel that you would get more out of a more traditional educational experience and would prefer to take classes at a local college, university or technical school below is a list of some schools you should consider. Make sure to check with the schools and confirm that they will help you to meet the certification requirements for the area you think you will be working in.
HVAC Training Schools in or near Miami
Florida Career College
At Florida Career College, we encourage our students to achieve their highest potential. We understand that each student learns and grows at their own pace. Our goal is to successfully prepare you for new career opportunities. We are the college that cares.
Whether you’re interested in a career in healthcare, computers, cosmetology or trades, FCC is here for you! With real world equipment and training facilities, students have the added advantage of gaining hands-on experience.
Our instructors are knowledgeable in their fields and dedicated to helping you succeed. Our career services department is dedicated to helping you find a job! Many of the programs can be completed in as little as 8-9 months!*
If you don’t have your High School Diploma, ask us about your options! As a student in one of our eligible career pathway programs, you’ll have the opportunity to earn your High School Diploma while you complete your career training! Best of all, the opportunity to complete high school is available to you at no additional cost!**
Our schools are accredited and ready to get you started on your path to success.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify!
**Not all programs are eligible.
Not all programs available at all locations.
*Timing varies by program. FCC – Boynton Beach, Hialeah, Jacksonville, Lauderdale Lakes, Margate, Miami, Orlando, Pembroke Pines, Tampa, and West Palm Beach are institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
The average salary for a heating ventilation and air conditioning mechanic in Miami, FL is approximately $43,050 per year. This is higher than state average with the opportunity to work overtime hours. When you go on interviews for your jobs inquire about the availability for overtime.
Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.
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