HVAC-R Training Program in Columbia, SC

HVAC-R Schools in Columbia, SC

Tremendous growth opportunities exist in the field of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC-R) for individuals who are technical and enjoy hands-on work. If this sounds like you, consider training right here at our HVAC Training Program in Columbia, SC to become an entry-level HVAC technician. Upon graduation, you can earn a stable income, explore career opportunities, and improve the safety of your community.

Join Our HVAC-R Training Program in Columbia, SC

At Fortis, we help hard-working individuals develop practical and problem-solving skills that prepare them to work in commercial and residential settings across their local community. You will graduate from our HVAC-R School in Columbia, SC with the knowledge and skills you need to become an entry-level HVAC technician.
HVAC is an in-demand field, offering you consistent work and the satisfaction of knowing you are keeping your community comfortable and safe year round. 

Improve your skills at our HVAC-R School in Columbia, SC, as you learn how to:

  • Install, operate, and fix heating and cooling systems that are critical to maintaining a healthy and comfortable indoor environment.
  • Conduct computerized diagnostics that help you service and repair a wide variety of systems.
  • Apply problem solving and critical thinking to both classroom and real-world scenarios.

Upon graduation from Fortis’ Columbia HVAC-R Training Program, you will be prepared to pursue employment in various commercial, industrial, and residential environments. 

Anthony C.

An HVAC-R Training Program Graduate

"I used to take part-time jobs, and then I chose HVAC to make better money."

Start Your Career at Our HVAC-R Training Program in South Carolina

The capital of South Carolina, Columbia is a growing city that is vital to the state’s economy, making it an ideal place to pursue your education and future employment as an entry-level HVAC technician.

Columbia is known for its “famously hot” summers and cold overnight temperatures in the winter, meaning there is a significant year-round demand for trained HVAC technicians. At Fortis’ South Carolina HVAC-R School, we will prepare you to meet this need and serve your city. 

You might consider employment with Columbia’s largest employer, the state government. Another major local employer is the University of South Carolina, which has various campus buildings spread throughout the city.

Columbia is brimming with history, southern charm, and hospitality. Between classes or lab modules, you could visit the city’s famous Columbia Canal & Riverfront Park or sample some local BBQ.

The education you will receive at our HVAC-R Training Program in Columbia, SC will prepare you for hiring opportunities, such as

  • Air conditioning and HVAC companies
  • Licensed general contractors
  • Large institutions with maintenance staff, such as the University of South Carolina

After completing your training at Fortis’ HVAC-R School in Columbia, you can confidently launch your HVAC-R career. This is possible thanks to the support you will receive from Fortis’ knowledgeable instructors and dedicated career services team.

Some graduates of our Columbia HVAC-R School pursue entrepreneurship after completing their training, growing and operating their own HVAC business to serve their local area.

Get to Know Anthony C., a Columbia HVAC School Graduate

Getting to our HVAC-R Training Program in Columbia

Located along the Saluda River, our Fortis Columbia campus is a short 7-minute drive from Downtown, close to the intersection of I-126 and I-26. 

From Downtown Columbia: Take US-76 W and merge onto I-26 W to exit at Greystone Blvd. Fortis’ campus is on Stoneridge Drive.

From South Congaree: Take SC-302 and merge onto I-26 W, exiting at Arrowwood Road. Follow Gracern Road to Stoneridge Drive. Fortis’ campus will be on your right.

Programs vary by state and campus. Not all programs are offered at all locations. Contact local campus for accreditation information.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is FORTIS?

    FORTIS is a post-secondary network of colleges and institutes that engages students in a powerful learning and training experience for lifelong growth. With the addition of each new campus, Fortis now offers career-based certificate, diploma and degree-granting programs at more than 40 schools in 15 states.

    FORTIS College and FORTIS Institute campuses prepare students for careers in healthcare, nursing, medical, dental, business, information technology, massage, cosmetology and the skilled trades such as welding and HVAC.FORTIS College Online also offers online learning platforms for a variety of associate degree programs for adults and members of the military community.

  • What are the admission requirements?

    To qualify for admissions, in most cases you must be a high school graduate or its equivalent. All applicants are required to complete a personal information sheet. During a personal interview with our admissions staff, we will review your career goals to help you find the right program to fit your needs.

    Every individual will be given the opportunity to tour the facility, meet with Financial Aid, and enroll in the next available classes. Please contact your local campus Admission Advisor for more information on admission requirements.

  • How much does the program cost?

    Tuition varies from program and campus. Speak with an admissions advisor for more details.

  • Is financial aid available?

    You've got obligations and responsibilities already, so financing your education is going to be a real concern. At FORTIS, we understand that. That's why FORTIS helps our students to learn about government and private loans and other financial aid options that are available to those who qualify to help finance the cost of building the foundation for your new career.

    • We work every day with working adults and career changers who have complex financial situations, and get them the information to help them to determine the financing for their education that will work the best for them.
    • We have financial aid offices on every campus so students can continue to find and act on important information they need to continue on their path to success
    • We are flexible and pragmatic in our approach. Our instructors, counselors, and staff understand and will work with you if it becomes difficult to keep up your studies or if you need time off.
  • Does FORTIS help me find a job after graduation?

    At FORTIS, our Career Services professionals are committed to successfully supporting our graduates to secure employment in entry-level positions. Through career development, including professionalism, motivation, resume development, dress for success, interview coaching and the maintenance of ethical standards, we empower our graduates with the skills necessary to approach a job interview ready for success.

    FORTIS operates a Career Services Center at each campus to assist graduates with career placement. FORTIS provides lifetime graduate employment assistance. As graduation approaches, students get the opportunity to meet with the Director of Career Services during their last semester to discuss career services available for their individual job search. As a graduate, you will want employment that reflects your skills, training, and allows for professional growth and development. Career Services is committed to helping you find the right fit for you.

  • Is FORTIS accredited?

    If you’re looking for accredited colleges or vocational schools, you have come to the right place! While each campus varies in program offerings, accrediting bodies, and specific programmatic accreditations, all are institutionally accredited! Each of our colleges and institutes are institutionally accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies:

    • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
    • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
    • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

    See each school's campus page or click on the CONSUMER INFO button on the right to view individual campus or programmatic accreditations.

Find out more about the admissions process for this program.