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Florida Technical College

Florida Technical College - South Miami, FL


Florida Technical College was founded in 1982 to provide post-secondary training in specialized business fields. The main campus in Orland opened in 1982, followed by the Lakeland campus in 1990, and the DeLand campus in 1997. Classes began at the Kissimmee, Pembroke Pines, and Tampa campuses in 2011, and the South Miami campus opened in 2015.

After 38 years of serving Florida’s educational needs, Florida-Technical College has merged with NUC University, which until now had been a sister Institution. In addition, NUC University brought two other colleges under its umbrella, The Digital Animation & Visual Effects (DAVE) School in Florida and IBC Institute in Puerto Rico, for a combined total of 15 campuses and 20,000 students in both Puerto Rico and Florida.

Below are the programs offered at Florida Technical College’s campuses (not all programs are offered at all locations):

  • Beauty
  • Business
  • Construction Trades
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology

Choose what is right for you. Enhance your learning experience by enrolling in one of our Hybrid/blended programs, which combine on-ground and online instruction. Complete your interactive assignments online and come to campus for your practice labs for a convenient and interactive learning experience! Here are just some of the benefits of the blended programs: Class Schedule Flexibility, Online Courses Available 24/7, Online Assignments, Hands-On Labs, Face-to-Face with the Instructor, On-Ground and Online Campus Experience in a Blended Environment. (Not offered for all programs).

FTC offers degrees and diplomas in many specialties. The best way to learn more about us is to schedule an appointment with an admissions representative and take a no-obligation tour of one of our campuses.

HVAC/R with PLC - Diploma

Offered at the South Miami, Deland, Kissimmee, and Pembroke Pines campuses

Spanish program offered only at the Kissimmee campus

The HVAC/R with PLC Diploma Program offers students the technical and practical knowledge and skills to perform heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning maintenance, installations, and repairs. Students will also learn basic skills related to the programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Graduates from this program will be able to fill positions at construction firms, as well as residential and commercial refrigeration and air conditioning companies.

Students are eligible to take the following certification tests: EPA 608 Universal and OSHA 10. A total of 920 contact hours is required and divided into 500 lecture hours and 420 lab hours. Employment opportunities include HVAC Mechanic, A/C Tech, HVAC Installer, HVAC Service Technician, Systems Maintenance Mechanic.


20505 South Dixie Hwy

Cutler Bay, FL,



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