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Changing AC Filters Regularly is Good for Your Health and Your Pocket

Posted on April 19th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

Indoor air, especially recirculated air, is full of contaminants. In fact, some experts say the indoor air could be more polluted than outdoor air. Respiratory irritants which can be found inside an enclosed area may include cat and dog hair, pollen, household chemicals like hair spray particles and dust among other things. An air filter is designed to keep this to a minimum. The frequency with which you need to change your air filter will depend on how sensitive your family members are to irritants. In general, vacation home or homes owned by a single occupant without pets or allergies may only require an air filter change between 6 to 9 months. The average pet-less homes should change the HVAC filter every three months, and families with pets or allergies should change the filter every 30 to 60 days. When changing the filters, first start by turning off your HVAC System. Removal is easy if the filter does not simply slide out, it would be attached with smalls screws which can be removed using a household screwdriver.  Once you have the old filter removed from the unit, install the new one making sure that the filter faces the right direction and fits comfortably and securely into space. If it is ill-fitting you may have purchased the wrong model by mistake. Once the filter is installed, you may turn on the HVAC unit. It may be wise to buy filters in bulk if you expect to change them often, in order to reduce costs and improve convenience. Having a clean filter will be of benefit to your household or business office. It will increase efficiency in your unit and, by the same token, save money. Additionally, it will increase the longevity of the unit and you will be also helping the environment. To find out if going back to school for training as an HVAC /with PLC technician makes sense, visit any of the three campuses offering the program –Deland, Kissimmee and Pembroke Pines. Tours are available to check out our facilities and to meet our experienced instructors. Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program is available at www.ftccollege.edu/disclosures.html.  

8 Simple Yet Stunning Nail Trends You Should Try This Spring

Posted on April 10th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

8 Simple Yet Stunning Nail Trends You Should Try This Spring Whether you’re searching for a bold new look or high-fashion inspiration, you won’t want to miss this season’s latest nail trends. From gorgeous hues to glitters galore, there’s something for everyone this spring. In fact, just check out these 10 stunning trends below.   1.) Be Bold with Cobalt Blue Leave the baby blues in the drawer this season and instead, make a bold statement with cobalt blue. A rich color with a striking hue, cobalt blue is the perfect way to make your nails pop. Best of all? This color makes the ultimate combo and is incredibly easy to pair!   2.) Shimmer with Silver Sparkles Have a thing for glitz and glamor? If so, you will definitely want to try out this spring 2016 nail trend! Simply dot the tips of your nails with a silver glitter polish or go for a full glaze to really add some shine. Also, be sure to use a polish with finely sized glitter for the most sophisticated look.   3.) Dazzle in a Rose Gold Glaze Soft and feminine rose gold is one color you don’t want to skip out on this spring. Ideal for nearly every combo, rose gold is an eye-catching color that is sure to dazzle. How to sport this look? Coat every nail with a rose gold glaze or coat a single nail on each hand for a bolder take.   4.) Keep it Natural with Beige This spring, it’s time to forget about sheer nudes and pale pinks and say hello to beige. After all, what’s not to love about this classic color? Complementary for nearly every skin tone and a throwback to the creamy ‘70s hues, beige is one shade you may never want to take off. Dress it up or dress it down, this nail color is about as versatile as it gets.   5.) Cool it with Charcoal Want to keep things neutral this spring? If so, you’ll want to say hello to the moody and modern charcoal gray. Sleek and sophisticated, charcoal is the perfect way to mix things up. However, be sure to stick to matte tones to pull off this trend.   6.) Stand Out with Seafoam Calling all ocean lovers or really anyone who has a thing for blues and greens – it’s time to start incorporating seafoam. A unique yet stunning color, seafoam is sure to leave heads turning. Reminiscent of warmer days, seafoam is the perfect way to celebrate the start of spring!   7.) Rock a Bottom Line Tired of the same old trends, colors, and hues? If so, this new look is for you! Edgy yet stylish, it’s time to add a bold new flair with polished bottom lines. Expected to be one of this seasons’ most popular nail trends, this is one look that is sure to stand out. How to get the look? Simply line the bottoms of your nails and voila! Stick to black for a classic look or add a burst of color for a fresh take.   8.) Find Simplicity in Stripes While bold undertones may be striking for some, if you’re looking for something a bit more classic, consider adding thin diagonal stripes to your nails this season. A fun way to add some flair, it’s hard to go wrong with stripes. However, be sure to stick with white if you want to rock a simple yet striking look.     Earn Your Beauty Degree From Florida Technical College   RELATED ARTICLES : 10 New Beauty Trends To try This Spring  

5 Hot Makeup Trends for Spring 2016

Posted on April 2nd, 2016 by Florida Technical College

5 Hot Makeup Trends for Spring 2016 The arrival of spring means more than just warmer weather; it also means new trends in beauty. If you’re a makeup fanatic, you are going to love the fun new ideas for spring 2016, straight from the runways. As someone who loves makeup and style, why not use your talents in a new career? With a diploma from Florida Technical College’s esthetics program, you could become a professional makeup artist. Here are five of the coolest trends for this spring, which you can learn how to apply with the right training:   1. Glitter, glitter everywhere. Nothing about this spring’s makeup trends are subtle, and glitter is not just for little girls anymore. The runways for this season were covered in glittery makeup and glitter as makeup. For a toned down version, try a glitter eyeshadow or a shimmery, all-over face powder to give just a hint of glitter and sparkle.   2. Fun French manicures. A manicure is like makeup for your fingertips. A French manicure is a classic, but can also be a little boring and conservative. Think fun and festive for this spring. French manicures have gotten a makeover with tips done in bright colors, metallic, and even glitter. You can even add nail art to the neutral base of a French manicure to make it more fun and trendy.   3. Bright blue for eyes. For anyone who missed this favorite eye shadow shade of the 1980s, it’s back. For spring this year, bright blue hues, applied thickly, are becoming all the rage. From rich cobalt blue and teal eye shadows to shimmering royal blue liner, blues that catch attention are big right now. To go bold, try a bright blue shadow, but for a more subtle take try navy eyeliner.   4. Outlandish eyelashes. Models on the runway this spring were sporting some wild eyelashes. Some were super think, while others were extra-long. Some faux lashes were even trimmed into unique shapes or came in bright colors, especially blue. You can try this trend without looking too outrageous by trying slightly longer lashes or go bold with colored lashes with toned down shadow and liner. 5. Bronze skin. With warmer weather and sunny skies, tanned skin is always popular. This spring, look for a light touch. A light bronzer on the places the sun naturally touches is just perfect. Another technique seen on the runways this season has been a mix of shimmery bronzer with face cream for an all over, subtle glow. Makeup this spring is all about having fun and taking risks. Why not do the same for your career? If you love makeup and have an eye for trends, you could be a makeup artist or esthetician. At FTC, you can earn a diploma in esthetics that will train you for any career in beauty, from working in a salon or spa to being a freelance makeup artist. Choose from two convenient Florida campuses, take courses that work with your schedule, and take advantage of financial aid assistance and you could soon be working in the career of your dreams!   RELATED ARTICLES : New Fall Runway Makeup Trends 2015

DeLand HVAC Students Act as Local Heroes

Posted on February 18th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

  DeLand HVAC Students Act as Local Heroes The classroom often isn’t the place where instructor Hored Salmon teaches his HVAC course to FTC Deland hvac  students. Salmon takes an approach to teaching that combines hands-on experience with community service, creating a winning combination in which students learn in a real work environment while helping their neighbors. Dionette Rivera, 27, can attest to that. Last winter, her heater wouldn’t start on a very cold night. It was the latest problem in a long line of issues Rivera, a single mother of four, had with her AC/heater unit since she bought her Deltona house. Even though the equipment was still under warranty, she couldn’t get the company who installed it to respond to her calls. Rivera didn’t know what else to do when it occurred to her to call Florida Technical College in DeLand for help. She had recently received her hair stylist diploma at FTC and knew about its HVAC program. “I don’t like to ask for favors,” said Dionette, who works full time as a daycare teacher and does hair part time to make ends meet. “But I really needed help and didn’t know where else to turn. The problem with the AC system was making it very difficult for the kids and I to sleep. The house was either muggy or freezing most of the time, and I was out of money.” Salmon was touched by the young mother’s situation and sprang into action. “She’d paid $5,000 for a new AC unit and the company that installed it had done a terrible, terrible job,” Salmon said. “It didn’t even seem they had licensed technicians involved. The whole thing made me mad.” Salmon and his team — students  Ryan Furber, Jarrid Race, John Clark, and Michael Pruitt and HVAC instructor Jacob Osterhut — rolled up their sleeves and went to work. They picked apart the AC unit and rebuilt the entire thing. They ran new pipes underground and then flushed the system clean because it had become infested with mold and acid, which could spread to the home’s walls. It was a complex task that the HVAC crew tackled with dedication and compassion. “I am very proud of the students who helped,” Salmon said. “They put in long hours, were eager to help and kept the best attitude.” The end result, Rivera said, was perfection. “My unit is working without any hiccups and my power bill has gone down quite a bit,” she said. “The FTC guys were such a blessing.” Salmon is glad that he and his students made a difference. There was no charge for their services. “We do things like this all the time,” he said. “We want to be relevant to the neighborhoods we are in. We help the community by lending a hand to someone who really needs it and, at the same time, our students get real-world experience.   RELATED ARTICLES : A Career In HVAC Is a Fantastic Fit For You A Brief Unofficial History of HVAC  

FTC Presents: Back to School – It’s Cool! – Deland

Posted on August 5th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

Join us on Saturday August 8th, 2015 from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm FTC Presents: Back to School – It’s Cool! FREE backpacks and/or school supplies for the first 500 students Students may elect to receive a haircut or a voucher for a free haircut at a later date JOIN US @ 119 S Woodland Blvd Deland, FL 32720

FTC’s Professor Alexander Ramirez featured on Terra on Boston Man Hut!

Posted on April 19th, 2013 by Florida Technical College

Check out his interview http://noticias.terra.com/eeuu/caceria-en-boston-como-el-fbi-identifico-a-los-sospechosos,e379ac344332e310VgnVCM5000009ccceb0aRCRD.html