Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration 1 & 2
Necessary elements for survival in a civilized world.
The Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration I/II 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.
- HVAC Helper
Employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to grow 15% from 2016 to 2026.
The average wage for this career in Florida is $21.85 hourly or $45,450 annually.
The entire program is 1350 hours. Certain Adult Education Centers do not offer all components of the program. Full completion of the program may be completed at a Technical College. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):
|OCP A||Introduction to HVAC/R||250 Hours|
|OCP B||HVAC/R Fundamentals||250 Hours|
|OCP C||HVAC/R Service Practices||250 Hours|
|OCP D||HVAC/R Intermediate Service Practices||350 Hours|
|OCP E||HVAC/R Advanced Service Practices (formerly ‘Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technician’)|
HVAC/R Advanced Commercial and Industrial Service Practices (formerly ‘Refrigeration Mechanic’)
|Total Hours: 1350|
Location & Course’s Schedule:
This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge in designing, testing, and repairing heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and cooling (HVAC) systems. Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration 1 & 2 is available at the following school (s):
|The English Center||Monday - Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.|
Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
|Lindsey Hopkins Technical College||Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.|
Monday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.
|Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College||Monday - Friday from 7:20 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.|
Monday - Friday from 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Part time)
|Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College||Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.|
Monday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
|South Dade Technical College||Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. |
|William H. Turner Technical Arts Adult Education Center||Monday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
Contact Information at the Location:
Additional information can be provided by student services:
|LOCATION||COUNSELOR / REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|The English Center|
|Cecilia Castillo |
Juan R. Gonzalez
|Lindsey Hopkins Technical College|
|Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College|
|Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College|
|South Dade Technical College|
|Osar de Leon||Ext. 2111|
|William H. Turner Technical Arts Adult Education Center|
|Valarie B. Johnson|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/heating-air-conditioning-and-refrigeration-mechanics-and-installers.htm.