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The Florida Academy school, located in Fort Myers, FL, provides a nationally accredited HVAC/R Technology program. The HVAC/R Technology program is built around expert instructors, leading-edge equipment, and trusted brand names such as Carrier, Bryant, and Lennox. Our affordable program is designed for hands-on learners who want to get back into the job market quickly. Plus, graduates benefit from our lifetime job placement assistance.

At Florida Academy, we know that you don’t learn how to become an HVAC/R technician with just books alone. That’s why we have our students cut and assemble black pipe for gas lines, wire high- and low-voltage lines to the heating and cooling equipment – all with expert, professional instructors there to show you the way. Our modern workshop is set up with the same equipment you’ll encounter out in the field including:

  • Air conditioners
  • Furnaces
  • Heat pumps
  • Commercial RTUs
  • Electrical boards
  • Air distribution systems
  • Soldering and brazing
  • Black pipe

Florida Academy’s Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC/R Technology) program provides students with an engaging, practical learning experience so that you’ll be well prepared for the real world after graduation. Plus, our program offers multiple schedule options to fit your busy schedule. Choose from day or evening classes based on your lifestyle. In as little as four weeks, you’ll learn a skill you can take anywhere!

It’s never been a better time to join the skilled trades. If you enjoy working with your hands and are looking for a career in high demand, then HVAC/R Technology is for you. According to O*Net OnLine, the demand for HVAC/R Technology mechanics and installers is projected to grow by 33% in Florida alone between 2014 and 2024,* which is much faster than average. All across the country, you’ll find demand for HVAC professionals, which means that you are learning a skill that can take you anywhere.

HVAC/R Technology systems are becoming more complex with each passing year. Employers are looking for candidates who understand the latest technologies and have hands-on training on today’s equipment. Having a degree can significantly improve your chances of job placement. Florida Academy’s long-standing reputation and NATE-approved curriculum helps you stand above the competition.

Florida Academy HVAC/R Technology program prepares students for various entry-level positions. Some of the roles students might find include, but are not limited to:

  • HVAC installer
  • Service technician
  • HVAC technician
  • HVAC salesperson

Opportunities for HVAC/R Technology are plentiful because almost every business setting or residential home needs heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. HVAC/R Technology technicians can work for private companies or be self-employed. Some common settings for a HVAC/R Technology professionals are residential homes, schools, hospitals, office buildings, and utility companies. HVAC/R technicians also have the ability to advance in their career to manager level positions.


Florida Academy’s HVAC/R Technology program is focused on providing hands-on training in simulated real world environments. Through the course of our NATE-approved program students will:

  • Learn traditional HVAC/R fundamentals from expert instructors
  • Learn green technology & alternative devices
  • Gain troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair skills
  • Learn work-safety practices

In addition to achieving the HVAC/R Technology Level I Certificate, your coursework will include the principles and concepts associated with the EPA Section 608 Universal Certification. With this knowledge you will have the opportunity to take the EPA Universal examination. When you are interviewing for a job after graduation, that’s one more thing you will have that the competition won’t.

As a student in Florida Academy’s HVAC/R Technology training program, you will learn theory from classroom instruction combined with an abundance of practical learning in our modern workshops. Our instructors bring years of real-world experience into the workshop and focus on the skills you need to know. Plus, our lifetime job placement assistance, personal job leads, and relocation assistance will help you to not only jump-start your career but help you along the way no matter where life may take you.

Florida Academy is proud to be recognized as:

  • A licensed postsecondary education school nationally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE)
  • An approved ESCO Institute and HVAC Excellence testing and certification center

Location: 4387 Colonial Blvd #100, Fort Myers, FL 33966

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