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Schools Offering Hvac Programs in Florida


Approximately 0.4% of graduates in of Florida receive HVAC certificates every year. That means an estimated 2,018 heating and air conditioning mechanics graduate from Florida's 46 HVAC schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Florida with a HVAC program is ATI Career Training Center-Miami, which is located in Miami. In 2010, it was ranked 59th nationwide. In 2010, 166 students graduated from ATI Career Training Center-Miami's HVAC program.

Southern Technical College, which was ranked 65th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Florida that has a HVAC program. It is located in Orlando. 27 students graduated with certificate in HVAC from Southern Technical College in 2010.

The third-ranked school in Florida with a HVAC program is Pinellas Technical Education Center, which is located in Saint Petersburg. In 2010, it was ranked 67th nationwide. 34 students graduated with certificate in HVAC from Pinellas Technical Education Center in 2010. The tuition rate at Pinellas Technical Education Center was $0 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Florida's HVAC schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $2,952 per year, though tuition can range from $17,536 per year to $2,158 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Florida HVAC schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Lincoln College of Technology - located in West Palm Beach, students are charged $17,536 per year
  2. Everest University-Tampa - located in Tampa, students are charged $14,328 per year
  3. Everest University-Orange Park - located in Orange Park, students are charged $14,328 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Florida HVAC schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Palm Beach State College - located in Lake Worth, students are charged $2,158 per year
  2. Santa Fe College - located in Gainesville, students are charged $2,167 per year
  3. Pensacola State College - located in Pensacola, students are charged $2,179 per year

A HVAC certificate from a Florida school... what next?

A large number of Florida HVAC graduates become heating and air conditioning mechanics. In 2010, there were 17,890 heating and air conditioning mechanics working in Florida. In Florida, the largest numbers of heating and air conditioning mechanics work in the following counties:

  1. Hernando County - 3,380 heating and air conditioning mechanics
  2. Lake County - 2,230 heating and air conditioning mechanics
  3. Miami-Dade County - 1,970 heating and air conditioning mechanics

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of heating and air conditioning mechanics in the state of Florida will grow to 30,740. This would require a 4% growth in the profession.

Salary

A heating and air conditioning mechanic in Florida earns $39,320 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Florida heating and air conditioning mechanics earned as little as less than $19,560 per year or as much as more than $74,510 per year. The following counties in Florida have the highest average salaries for heating and air conditioning mechanics:

  1. DeSoto County - $52,900 per year
  2. Palm Beach County - $45,400 per year
  3. Broward County - $45,100 per year

A heating and air conditioning mechanic in the following counties in Florida make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Flagler County - $24,810 per year
  2. Escambia County - $31,460 per year
  3. Polk County - $31,530 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in HVAC in Florida and to compare salaries with various related fields such as plumbing or carpentry, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Hvac in Florida
  • Certificate in Hvac in Florida

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,780 miles from location Marchman Technical Education Center New Port Richey FL n/a n/a n/a
5,614 miles from location Miami Dade College Miami FL 21.2072 n/a 59,120
5,728 miles from location Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville FL 18.8342 n/a 28,877
5,612 miles from location Palm Beach State College Lake Worth FL 18.277 n/a 28,017
5,764 miles from location Hillsborough Community College Tampa FL 20.5441 n/a 26,964
5,663 miles from location Brevard Community College Cocoa FL 23.0121 n/a 17,853
5,685 miles from location Daytona State College Daytona Beach FL 17.1637 n/a 17,352
5,633 miles from location Indian River State College Fort Pierce FL 19.855 n/a 17,110
5,698 miles from location Seminole State College of Florida Sanford FL 18.1118 n/a 16,417
5,770 miles from location Santa Fe College Gainesville FL 24.8493 n/a 15,043
6,058 miles from location Pensacola State College Pensacola FL 16.7322 n/a 11,598
5,752 miles from location College of Central Florida Ocala FL 17.9398 n/a 8,289
5,782 miles from location Florida Gateway College Lake City FL 19.1971 n/a 3,187
5,705 miles from location South Florida Community College Avon Park FL 23.4449 n/a 2,902
5,614 miles from location Lincoln College of Technology West Palm Beach FL 17.2026 n/a 2,542
5,703 miles from location Mid Florida Tech Orlando FL 17.6537 n/a 2,042
5,616 miles from location Sheridan Technical Center Hollywood FL 20.2387 n/a 1,778
5,767 miles from location Everest University-Tampa Tampa FL 21.7251 100% 1,756
5,622 miles from location Miami Lakes Educational Center Hialeah FL 11.3357 n/a 1,493
5,730 miles from location Everest University-Orange Park Orange Park FL 11.8373 100% 1,359
5,770 miles from location Manatee Technical Institute Bradenton FL 13.0566 n/a 1,257
5,626 miles from location Robert Morgan Educational Center Miami FL 3.88399 n/a 1,234
5,777 miles from location Pinellas Technical Education Center Saint Petersburg FL 33.0622 n/a 1,231
5,617 miles from location Atlantic Technical Center Pompano Beach FL 19.1074 n/a 1,226
5,887 miles from location Lively Technical Center Tallahassee FL 15.5709 n/a 1,209
5,614 miles from location ATI Career Training Center-Oakland Park Fort Lauderdale FL 3.25071 n/a 1,204
5,622 miles from location ATI Career Training Center-Miami Miami FL 40.8761 100% 1,084
5,713 miles from location Westside Tech Winter Garden FL 10.7098 n/a 1,065
5,702 miles from location Southern Technical College Orlando FL 35.3284 100% 982
5,616 miles from location Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center Miami FL 9.39147 n/a 906
5,699 miles from location Technical Education Center-Osceola Kissimmee FL 22.102 n/a 861
6,063 miles from location George Stone Career Center Pensacola FL 11.5491 n/a 860
5,617 miles from location South Florida Institute of Technology Miami FL 32.096 n/a 858
5,763 miles from location D G Erwin Technical Center Tampa FL 26.2479 n/a 810
5,720 miles from location Lee County High Tech Center Central Fort Myers FL 23.3596 n/a 777
5,716 miles from location Ridge Career Center Winter Haven FL 10.9847 n/a 560
5,707 miles from location First Coast Technical College Saint Augustine FL 32.0312 n/a 542
5,966 miles from location Tom P Haney Technical Center Panama City FL 19.4387 n/a 516
6,023 miles from location CHOICE High School and Technical Center Fort Walton Beach FL 18.8268 n/a 329
5,761 miles from location Withlacoochee Technical Institute Inverness FL 21.0939 n/a 324
6,050 miles from location Radford M Locklin Technical Center Milton FL 7.94196 n/a 278
5,622 miles from location College of Business and Technology-Hialeah Campus Hialeah FL 31.9448 n/a 218
5,623 miles from location College of Business and Technology-Flagler Campus Miami FL 30.5217 n/a 129
5,624 miles from location College of Business and Technology-Cutler Bay Miami FL n/a n/a 124
5,781 miles from location Fortis College Largo FL 17.9267 n/a 100
5,625 miles from location College of Business and Technology Miami FL 32.0646 n/a 50
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers + 17,890 $39,320 -10.0%
 

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