Kevin Smallwood - Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology
About the Students
So what does the typical air conditioning student look like?
The students in this class are a diverse group. While most of the students are male, some female students have completed the program and have gone on to be very successful in a trade that will pay them much better than most of the traditional jobs they may otherwise seek. Our students range in age from 16 to 74 and come from all over the world to learn this trade; we have had students attend our class from Greece, England, Russia, Guatemala, Columbia, Brazil, Cuba, Trinidad, Haiti, The Dominican Republic and Viet Nam - just to name a few.
Students come to us for a variety of reasons. Some are changing occupations because they were laid off due to business down-sizing or plant closures and have to retrained. Others simply are tired of dead-end jobs and want to learn a trade that offers more opportunities. Some of our students have never had a job and come to us straight out of high school. Finally, some come because they are already in the trade but feel they could benefit from more training.
Students are encouraged to pair up into small study groups and work together as teams while doing shop projects. However, it is important that each student has the opportunity to demonstrate his or her own skills.
There are "Four Secrets of Success"
- Be where you are suppose to be, When you are suppose to be there.
- Do what your suppose to do, When your suppose to do it.
- Study hard enough to learn the material necessary to pass the tests.
- Obey the rules and regulations of the College and of the Program.
Building #13, Room 105A
(352) 854-2322, ext.1269