Technical Vocational Certificate Programs

Learn more about Construction related training programs offered by Workforce Development


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Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology, CTC Certificate

Program Purpose: To prepare students to enter employment in the HVAC-R field or, for those already in the HVAC-R field, to continue their education. Students will be trained to become HVAC-R helpers, mechanic assistants, mechanics or technicians and will explore the various career options to determine what exit point best fits their needs. Students will complete the requirements to receive an OSHA 1926 - 10-hour Safety card in the first course of the program. Students will acquire the skills needed to successfully complete industry-recognized certifications, including Environmental Protection Agency certification, which in this industry is typically used for employability purposes. The program is also aligned with industry-recognized certifications provided by NCCER.

Note: This program will be offered only as an evening program at the TCC Gadsden Service Center.

Program Length: 1,350 clock hours

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Admission Requirements

Standard high school diploma or GED diploma. Must be at least 17 years of age and must turn 18 years of age before the end of the first semester in the program.

Note: Students must take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) within the first semester of enrollment in the program or present evidence of allowable substitute. In order to successfully complete the program, students must earn a score of 9.0 or higher in TABE language and reading and must earn a score of 10.0 or higher in TABE mathematics.

Financial Aid: This program is eligible for financial aid and the Florida Prepaid program.


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Phone: (850) 201-8760

Welding Technology

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Welding Technology, CTC Program Certificate

Program Purpose: To prepare students to enter employment in the welding industry or continue their education. By successfully completing the program, students are eligible to receive industry-recognized certificates, sit for American Welding Society (AWS) exams and receive an OSHA 1926 Safety card. The program is also aligned with industry-recognized certifications provided by NCCER and AWS.

Program Length: 1,050 clock hours

Note: This program will be offered as an evening program in Leon County only

Why Become a Welder?

Applications for the Spring 2019 Semester in the Welding Technology Program are now being accepted. For more information contact the Advanced Manufacturing and Training Center (AMTC) at 850-201-9720 or email us at

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Phone: (850) 201-9720

Fast Track Masonry

Are you a Wakulla or Franklin county resident whose employment was affected by COVID?  Would you like to receive training that gets you employed quickly? TCC was recently awarded a grant through Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc. to assist residents in Wakulla and Franklin counties to receive “fast-track” Masonry training in as little as 13 weeks.  The masonry/construction industry is projected to need 14,620 cement/masonry workers through 2027, with a projected wage of  $18.51-$21.03.

Classes will be starting and scholarships are available.  The classes will be held at the Wakulla Environment Institute in the evenings.  Students will earn OSHA, CORE and Level 1 industry certifications.  These certifications are portable and accepted anywhere in the United States.  

Applications for the Fast Track Masonry Program are now being accepted. For more information contact TCC Workforce Development at 850-201-8760 or email us at

Program Length: 210 clock hours

Program Location: Wakulla Environmental Institute

Note: Must be a resident of Franklin or Wakulla Counties to participate

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