Air Conditioning/Refrigeration and Heating Technology I/II

Necessary elements for survival in a civilized world.


The Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating Technology program provides students with the technical knowledge and skills needed for employment in the industry. Instruction includes a combination of classroom theory and practical experiences. Some of the topics covered in the program include tools, equipment, brazing, basic electricity, compressors, troubleshooting, and installation of a basic system. A vocational certificate is issued upon successful completion of this 1,350-hour program.

Career Opportunities:

  • Commercial Service Technician
  • Installer
  • Marine Air Conditioning Technician
  • Refrigeration Technician
  • Parts and Equipment
  • Salesperson

Employment Outlook:

Employment in the air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating field is projected to increase 14% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average occupations. Upon obtaining a state vocational certificate and continued training, placement opportunities in a professional position in the air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating field is enhanced.


The average wage for Air Conditioning Mechanics is $19.31 hourly or $40,160 annually.


Location and Hours:

  • The English Center (Certificate – 750 Hours) (Level 1)
  • Lindsey Hopkins Technical College (Certificate – 1350 Hours)
  • Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College (Certificate – 750 Hours) (Level 1)
  • Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College (Certificate – 1350 Hours)
  • South Dade Technical College (Certificate – 1350 Hours)
  • W.H Turner Technical Arts Adult Education Center (Certificate – 1350 Hours)