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Industry Certification & State Credential Exams

Industry certifications make you more employable.

You will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in your field of study.

College Credit Transfer Opportunity and/or Advanced Credit

Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry credential, students may be awarded credits toward an Associate Degree by Broward College or the Florida College System.  Students must enroll in Broward Collegewithin 2 years of completing their program at either Atlantic, McFatter or Sheridan Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry credentials.


Build a Better Future at our colleges in Broward County Florida!

Get fundamental training in a variety of Architecture, construction, and energy trades.  Our programs here at our colleges near Fort Lauderdale are designed to prepare students for employment in the various industries of Architecture and Construction; like Carpentry, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Technologies, Electricity, Plumbing Technology,  and more!

Architecture and Construction

school-logos_ATCschool-logos_STCHeating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R)

Program Length: 1350 hours / approx.  12 months – full time A/C jobs are cool! Instruction includes classroom and lab experiences that enable the student to be job ready and become proficient in the installation, repair, and maintenance of domestic and commercial air conditioning, refrigeration and heating systems.  Heavy emphasis is placed on electrical systems.

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Program Length: 750 hours (approximately 6 months – full time). Instruction includes classroom and lab experiences that enable the student to be job ready and become proficient in the installation, repair, and maintenance of domestic and commercial air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating systems.  Heavy emphasis is placed on electrical systems and  basic refrigeration cycles.  The Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Technology students receive instruction in layout and design of electrical system schematics, components and troubleshooting.


Program Length: 1200 hours Construction is one of the Fastest growing industries in South Florida.  The Carpentry program prepares students for careers in the construction industry.  Graduates will be eligible to be employed as rough carpenters doing framing and formwork or as finish carpenters installing windows and doors using hand tools and power tools. Students will also be taught the basics of construction planning, management, finance and production skills.

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Program Length: 1500 hours Instruction is designed to provide experience in all aspects of this graphic language. Students begin their training by learning drafting principles and techniques using traditional manual drafting boards and tools. Advance to the extensive use of techniques and technology utilized to prepare two-dimensional Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) work using AutoCAD, three dimensional Building Information and Modeling (BIM) drawings using Revit and advanced mechanical design drawings using SolidWorks.

school-logos_ATCMcFatter Technical Collegeschool-logos_STCElectricity

Program Length: 1200 hours Get Plugged In! Learn basic electrical principles, residential wiring, commercial wiring, blueprint reading; installation of conduit, and safe work practices. Program content also includes interpreting national and local electrical codes. Special Note:  With additional successful testing, the completion of this program may be used as a substitute for the first year of an Electrical Apprenticeship Program.  Graduating students are encouraged to pursue taking the Broward County Electrical Journeyman License exam.


Program Length: 1080 hours This program focuses on training in plumbing for residential, commercial and industrial systems. Student will be instructed on soldering, blueprint reading, cutting/joining pipes, and interpreting national and local plumbing codes. Also, the students will master the understanding of all aspects of the plumbing industry’s planning, management, finance, technical and production skills.

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