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Builders and Technicians

Builders and Technicians

If you live in Florida and your air conditioner has ever gone out, if you rely on your car and it’s ever broken down, if you’ve found water where you should not have water or not found water where you should you have probably breathed a sigh of relief when a skilled professional came to your rescue. Santa Fe College offers the degrees and certifications necessary to begin or enhance a career in a number of trades. Because while we do have an ever-changing workforce there are some skills that will always be called upon.

Building Construction Management Technology

Santa Fe College offers an associate degree in Building Construction Management Technology. The program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). Santa Fe College is only one of 10 two-year programs with the accreditation and the only one in the stateof Florida. Many graduates of the program transfer into the University of Florida’s College of Design, Construction & Planning for a bachelor’s or master’s degree.


Plumbing graduates enjoy a 100 percent placement rate. Small class sizes enable students to get hands-on training with highly trained and experienced instructors. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity suggests the current average hourly wage for entry-level plumbers is nearly $20, and there are more than 1,100 job openings annually. Once students complete the program, they have a marketable skill that can keep them employed anywhere in the world.

Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Ventilation (HARV)

The HARV certification program helps students get the necessary training to land entry-level positions with new construction contractors, repair and service shops, schools, hospitals and governmental organizations that operate large heating and cooling systems. Some students go on to start their own businesses.

For more information about the Construction and Technical programs at Santa Fe College, visit

Learning Opportunities

Associate degrees

-Building Construction Management

-Automotive Service Technology


-Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology

-Automotive Service Technology

See Also

-Applied Welding Technologies

-Plumbing Technology


-Air Conditioning


-Electrical Construction


Earning Opportunities

Earn while you learn! Santa Fe College can help students with job placement assistance and opportunities to balance classwork with work in the field. Also, an aging workforce in automotive, plumbing, construction and other trades means there are great opportunities for growth in these job sectors.

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