Franklin Smith, M.Ed.


HVAC/R Instructor

Barton Campus
Bldg. 106D, Room 614B

Phone: (864) 236-6436


Academic Background

  • TELS-UAE (Teacher and Educational Leadership Standards- UAE) Certified Teacher
    License Teacher Status: “Competent Teacher Status”
  • Master of Science Degree in Higher Education
    Walden University
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management
    Southern Wesleyan University
  • Associate Degree in Occupational Technology (AOT)
    Tri-County Technical College
  • Associate Degree in Industrial Technology (AIT)
    Tri-County Technical College
  • Diploma in Industrial Technology
    Tri-County Technical College

Industry Certifications

  • Certificate in Technical and Further Education commission (TAFE), (Sydney, Austria)
    Concentration: (VET) Certification: TAE40110
  • Certificate EMCO Training, (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
    Concentration: Programming Training Siemens Operate Turning and Milling 20/2/17 - 2/3/17
  • Certificate in Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program, Siemens Technik Akademie, (Berlin, Germany)
    Concentration: Certified Instructor for Level 1 and Certified Mechatronic Systems Assistant 
  • Certificate in Advance Training in Mechatronics, FESTO and University of Applied Sciences, (Esslingen, Germany)
    Concentration: Robotics; PLC training; Process Technology; Cosimir PLC
  • National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Certification Craft Instructor
    Concentration: Electrical/ HVAC/ Industrial Maintenance Certification #2350821
  • Environmental Protection Agency Section 608 Certified: Universal, (Ferris State University, MI) Certification #00229032
  • ARI/ GAMA Certified

Professional Experience 

  • Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training,  2012- 2017
    Mechanical Engineering Instructor,
    Instructor: Institute of Applied Technology and Secondary Technical School
  • Tri County Technical College,       1990 – 2012
    Academic Manager and Program Coordinator: Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning/ Building Construction Technology
    Instructor: Industrial Mechanics/ Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning
  • Carson Services, LLC,        2002 – 2012
    HVAC Service Technician
  • Nature Air HVAC Services,       1997 – 2002
    HVAC Service Technician/ Owner
  • Wal~Mart,         1998 – 2000
    Support Manager
  • Clemson University/ Tri-County Technical College,    1993 – 1995
    SCUREF Grant, (South Carolina University Resource Educational Foundation) Grant's Researcher