F.A.S.T. Apprenticeship

For Fall Term 2022, we are offering in-person, hybrid, remote and online courses.  Traditional face-to-face classes held on campus on set days and times. Currently, masks/cloth face coverings and other precautions are strongly recommended.

Learning Begins With Us

From constructing to repair, to hydraulic design methods and fundamentals of fire pumps, this certificate readies you for a career that is thriving thanks to the growing construction industry in Central Florida. Learn from local contractors and gain your skills in an apprentice position that sets you up for success.

Why Seminole State?

  • Dedicated faculty: Faculty are “scholar-practitioners” with industry experience as well as academic credentials.  
  • Affordable tuition: Seminole State has significantly lower costs than trade schools.
  • High-tech facilities: Labs are equipped with the latest technologies that simulate real-world job conditions. 
  • Industry involvement: Our industry-focused certificate programs offer excellent connections to Central Florida employers.
  • Hands-on experience: Practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
  • Career advancement: Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce upon certificate completion.
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Construction Apprenticeship - Fire Sprinkler System Technology Career Certificate

Apprenticeship training at Seminole State College is provided in conjunction with local contractors and construction associations. Areas of study include building maintenance, commercial ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration, electricity and fire sprinkler technology.

Training covers a specified period of time during which the apprentice learns a skill or trade under the supervision of a competent craftsman. Each apprentice must complete specified hours of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction. Standards provide for a schedule of work processes, from simple to the most complex, which the apprentice must follow during the on-the-job training. The apprentice’s wages increase as skills and knowledge increase.

This is a limited-access program. Candidates must:

  • Have approval from an apprenticeship coordinator to register for classes;
  • Apply and be accepted at Seminole State College;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Be physically capable of performing the work of the trade;
  • Be able to read and write English;
  • Provide proof of Florida residency for the waiver status;
  • Be employed by a sponsoring company.
  • All students in registered apprenticeship programs are exempt from taking the basic skills exam.

Students interested in college credit courses must:

  • Meet with apprenticeship coordinator;
  • Provide official transcripts indicating a standard high school diploma or equivalent.

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