Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R1)
Learn practical knowledge to pursue your HVAC career.
This program is designed to develop competencies in heating and air-conditioning system operations, start-up and troubleshooting procedures as well as electrical diagnostics, heat loads and airflow calculations.
The Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration program provides classroom and laboratory (hands-on experiences which enable students to become proficient in the installation, repair and maintenance of air conditioning, refrigeration and heating systems. The laboratory contains a variety of residential central air conditioning units and industry simulators.
Content also includes basic supervisory skills, use and care of hand tools, power tools, specialized tools and equipment, and use of current industry standards, practices and techniques. The course/program also provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.
16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in any K-12 program
The entire program is 750 hours but students can earn a certificate upon completion of the following OCPs:
Minimum basic-skills grade levels required for awarding a Full Program Completion Certificate are 9th grade in Reading, 10th grade in Math and 9th grade in Language on the Test of Adult Basic Education Test (TABE®) or passing the HVAC Excellence Certification. Additional information can be provided by student services. Students are expected to complete program competencies.\
- Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Mechanics
- Mechanic Helpers
- Air-Conditioning and Heating Installer
- Warehouse & Parts Supplier
- Marine Air Conditioning Technician
- Building Maintenance Engineers
- Refrigeration Sales and Services
Certification Sec. 6081
Environmental Protection Agency EPA
The average wage for this career in Florida is $21.85 hourly or $45,450 annually.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Applicants must have a high school diploma from an accredited High School, or its equivalent. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, at www.fafsa.gov. Questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.
In-state residents – $2.56 per hour (Subject to change)
Out of state resident – $10.25 per hour (Subject to change)
$15.00 application fee per trimester
Material fee – $25.00
Identification fee – $5.00 per trimester
Liability insurance fee – $10.50
Students must purchase books/kits and/or uniforms, if applicable
- Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- Monday – Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.