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Bevill State Community College & Alabama Power HVAC Fast Track
Begins January 2022

According to the HVACR Workforce Foundation, by 2021 there will be a shortage of 170,000+ technicians.

About HVAC Technicians

HVAC Technicians service, repair, install, and sometimes sell heating, central air conditioning, HVAC, and refrigeration systems, HVAC Technicians may work in on residential, commercial, or industrial systems. They may be self-employed, working alone; own their own HVAC business employing others; work for another HVAC business; or work for a business or organization in which the technician only works on their HVAC components (i.e., a university, school system, hospital, airport, or large manufacturer).

Career Opportunities for HVAC Technicians

HVAC Technicians are in demand, with demand for technicians projected from 34,200 nationwide, to over 100,00 by industry experts. In Alabama, there are projected to be at least 700 openings through 2028, with industry experts projecting nearly three times that number. The average salary for Alabama HVAC Technicians is $41,340. Opportunities for advancement are available, through additional education and training, job opportunities in other areas of HVAC, and entrepreneurship.

HVAC Fast Track Program

HVAC Boot Camp has a new name and expanded schedule. Now named HVAC Fast Track, the accelerated non-credit training program teaches technical knowledge and skills to repair, install, service, and maintain the operating condition of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Curriculum includes diagnostic techniques, use of testing equipment, and principles of mechanics, electricity, and electronics as related to repair. Participants earn. Bevill State and EPA Section 608 Refrigerant certifications. Alabama Power instructors prepare participants to take the State of Alabama HVACR Contractors Exam. Traditionally, employers are invited on the final day to interview graduating candidates. The 11-week class is free to WIOA approved participants. Regular tuition is $4500. Enrollment is open to high school or GED graduates, age 18 and older. Limited seating is available. Interviews may be considered determining enrollment.

HVAC Fast Track Application – January 2022

Alabama Power has generously donated minority scholarship funding for eligible candidates who apply to the HVAC Fast Track class. In order to be considered for these funds, one must 1) 18 years of age or older, 2) Belong to a qualifying minority category, 3) Complete the HVAC Fast Track Enrollment Application in full, 4) Complete the HVAC Fast Track Scholarship Application in full, and 5) If requested, participate in a scholarship interview. Scholarships will be awarded with preference based primarily on race and/or gender. However, all aspects of the scholarship application and interview may be considered.  Scholarships will continue to be offered until all funds are awarded.

HVAC Fast Track Scholarship Application – January 2022
 

  • Complete online applicaiton.
  • Complete online scholarship application.
  • Apply for WIOA at local Alabama Career Center (funding that may pay for class). Depending on the requirements in place at your local Career Center, this may take from a few days to complete paperwork and process, or up to a month if the Career Center has additional steps in place to receive funding. We recommend contacting your local Career Center as soon as possible if you are interested in WIOA funding.
  • Complete TABE assessment via your local ACCS Adult Education program.
  • Have TABE results sent to Wendy Jenkins – wendy.jenkins@bscc.edu
  • If you have completed all elements of the application process, you will receive an email request to schedule an interview. All interviews take place the Bevill State-Alabama Power HVAC Training Center in Jasper, AL.
  • For applicants who are accepted and will be paying for the class from their personal funds, at this time tuition must be paid at one of the Bevill State Business Office locations at Hamilton, Jasper, Sumiton, Fayette, or Carrollton. Please ask the cashier to notify Wendy Jenkins – wendy.jenkins@bscc.edu once tuition has been paid. Tuition is due no later than December 3, 2021. If you have not paid for the class by Friday, December 3, 2021, your seat will be released to an alternate, qualifying candidate.

For more information contact

Wendy Jenkins at 1.800.648.3271, ext. 5713

Determine WIOA eligibility and apply for WIOA at your local Alabama Career Center

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HVAC Fast Track Information Flyer - All information is duplicated on this webpage.

This accelerated non-credit training program teaches technical knowledge and skills to repair, install, service, and maintain the operating condition of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Includes diagnostic techniques, use of testing equipment, and principles of mechanics, electricity, and electronics as related to repair. Receive a Bevill State Certification, qualify to take the State of Alabama HVACR Contractors Exam, and earn your EPA Section 608 Refrigerant Handling Certification. Taught by Alabama Power instructors.

Location:  HVAC Training Center, 3711 Industrial Court, Jasper, AL 35501
Dates:  January 3, 2022 - April 1, 2022
Days:  Monday-Thursday
Time:  8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cost:  $4500/Free to WIOA approved participants Apply for WIOA at your local Career Center/ Scholarships available to qualified candidates
Availability:  Limited space (open to anyone age 18+)
Contact:  Wendy Jenkins at wendy.jenkins@bscc.edu or 1-800-648-3271 ext. 5713