Southern Technical College HVAC Students Compete in Welding Competition

Orlando, Fla. – (May 5, 2016) – As part of their enrichment activities, a group of students from the Orlando campus of Southern Technical College, “Southern Tech,” in both the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) and the welding programs competed in a creative welding competition.


The entries – everything from person to a motorcycle – helped students refine their welding skills needed in the professions.

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The winner, pictured above, was an intricate motorcycle made by welding student Jesse Burcham, who is part of instructor Prudencio “Junior” Quinones’ brazing class.

Southern Tech welding and HVAC students are routinely given opportunities to use their skills in the real world, and to learn more about the profession as part of their career college training.

In late January, a group of students attended the 2016 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando where they met a textbook author.

Southern Tech-Orlando is located at 1485 Florida Mall Ave.


About Southern Technical College (

Founded in 2000, Southern Technical College is a career education school dedicated to providing students with the best possible career training and education in a student-centered environment. It was founded to combine traditional and job-practical teaching techniques in the areas of allied health sciences and applied technology. Delivered in a dynamic and professional environment, the curricula are designed to deliver intensive, hands-on training in core technical areas in combination with communication skills, interpersonal skills and a broad-based general education. Southern Tech is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education (CIE) and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Associate degrees in Surgical Technician at the Fort Myers, Tampa and Port Charlotte campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and the Health Information Management associate degree program at the Fort Myers campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).