Program Content: The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment or advanced training in the heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration and ventilation industry. The content includes but is not limited to designing, testing and repairing heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and cooling (HVAC) systems.
Admissions (How to Apply):
1. Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/. Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your do list.
2. Attend a Program Information Session. Call 941.751.7900, prompt, 6 Information Sessions. Find the next available session on our Events Calendar here: https://www.manateetech.edu/events/
3. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute.
For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/
Length of Program: Day: 1350 hours – approximately 14 months full-time to complete. Evening: 750 hours and 10 months part-time to complete
Dual Enrollment Available: yes (Daytime Only)
Industry Certification: HVAC Excellence Employment Ready – Air Conditioning, EPA Certification
Additional certification offered: HVAC Excellence Employment Ready – Electrical, HVAC Excellence Employment Ready – Heat Pump, 410A Refrigerant
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.
Download Day State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R)
Download Evening State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) 1
Required Books and Materials: Heating Ventilation ACR
Latest Employment Trends: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Regional Labor Supply Dashboard
Possible Careers and Outlook: 49-9021.00 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, 49-9021.01 Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers
Estimated Day Class Total: $5,300*
Estimated Evening Class Total: $3,000*
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required. Price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution.
Location: MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 | 941.751.7900
For Day Class Information: Contact Xela Brutus: 941.751.7900 x 1034, Email
Start Date: August, January
Start Time: Day: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For Evening Class Information: Contact Roderick Mitchell: 941.751.7900 x 1032, Email
Start Date: August
Start Time: Evening: Monday – Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. No Saturdays