A VERY COOL CAREER


Get on the path to a great HVAC career, and become a commercial refrigeration specialist.

The TCL HVAC Technology program is the Lowcountry’s residential and commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning training center. Students receive hands-on instruction from certified instructors and can choose from day and evening courses in TCL’s fully equipped labs at both the Beaufort and Bluffton New River campuses.

TCL’s Commercial Refrigeration Certificate program specifically prepares students to service, troubleshoot, and repair commercial refrigeration equipment.

This 31-credit-hour certificate can be completed in as little as two semesters. Courses include tools and techniques; wiring; basic and advanced refrigeration, heating and air conditioning; customer service; and more. Plus, this program is eligible for the S.C. Wins Scholarship, which can pay up to $65 per credit hour.

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    IN-DEMAND

    Commercial HVAC experts are in increasing demand locally and nationally.

    HANDS-ON

    Learn by actually practicing the skills you’ll need on the job.

    A GREAT CAREER

    The S.C. annual mean wage for HVAC mechanics and installers is $47,080.

    ACCREDITATION


    Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates.

    Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry.

    PROGRAM COST


    Tuition: 31 credits x $200 per credit = $6,200.

    Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many students attend for free. See more about paying for TCL.

    *Based on Fall 2021 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Does not include fees, books and other costs. Qualifications vary.

    WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING


    “As an HVAC technician, your employment opportunities are endless.”

    Jeff Kolb

    HVAC Instructor

    FAQS & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    The Career & Education Opportunities

    And, here in the rapidly growing Lowcountry, commercial refrigeration professionals are always in demand and can work in a variety of settings such as hotels, resorts, shopping centers, supermarkets and other large companies.

    The S.C. annual mean wage for HVAC mechanics and installers is $47,080, according to 2020 reports from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    Program Dean


    Shunda Ware

    Dean, Business and Industrial Technologies

    843-525-8238

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 14, Rm. 118

    Instructors


    Jeff Kolb

    HVAC Instructor

    843-525-8289

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 15, Rm. 126

    Barry Keever

    HVAC Instructor

    843-470-6010

    New River Campus, Bldg 50, Rm. 121