The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment or advanced training in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning/refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry. The student should obtain EPA certification prior to leaving school in order to be employed in any job that requires work with refrigerants. This program focuses on broad, transferable skills, stresses the understanding of the heating, air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industry and demonstrates elements of the industry such as planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, the underlying principles of technology, and health, safety and environmental issues.
This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Architecture and Construction career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Architecture and Construction career cluster.
The content includes but is not limited to designing, testing and repairing heating, ventilation, air-conditioning/refrigeration (HVAC/R) systems.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certification
Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS program may be eligible to be awarded articulated credits.
Time to Complete:
HVAC/R 1: 750 hours (9 months)
HVAC/R 2: 600 hours (7 months)
*Must complete HVAC/R 1 to enter HVAC/R 2*
Estimated cost for
HVAC/R 1: $4,976.11
HVAC/R 2: TBD
Requirements: CTE Basic Skills Assessment Requirements
What you'll learn
Occupational Completion Points
Introduction to HVAC/R - 250 hours
HVAC/R Fundamentals - 250 hours
HVAC/R Service Practices - 250 hours
HVAC/R Intermediate Service Practices - 250 hours
HVAC/R Advanced Service Practices - 350 hours
HVAC/R Advanced Commercial and Industrial Service Practices - 350 hours
*Successful completion of an OCP may qualify a student for employment.
Central Florida Wage Statistics Source
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:05 am - 2:00 pm
7:05 am - 1:00 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Part-Time offered for dual enrollment ONLY!