An HVAC-R Training Program Graduate
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.
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.
Upon graduation from Fortis’ Columbia HVAC-R Training Program, you will be prepared to pursue employment in various commercial, industrial, and residential environments.
An HVAC-R Training Program Graduate
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuition varies from program and campus. Speak with an admissions advisor for more details.
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.
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.
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:
See each school's campus page or click on the CONSUMER INFO button on the right to view individual campus or programmatic accreditations.