Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration

This program prepares students for employment as air conditioning, refrigeration and heating mechanics and it provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed. Classroom and shop experiences enable the student to become proficient in the installation, repair, and maintenance of air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Included is instruction in the theory and application of the basic principles involved in the conditioning of air. The operating characteristics of various cooling and heating units and parts are also studied. Blueprint reading and the use of technical reference manuals are included. The student will learn to troubleshoot and repair compressors, valves, and electromechanical controls.


This occupation has an average wage of $16.18 an hour, based on the Florida Occupational Employment and Wages for Polk County.

Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) 1:

Course # OCP Course Title Hours
ACR0000 A Introduction to HVAC/R 250
ACR0001 B HVAC/R Fundamentals 250
ACR0012 C HVAC/R Service Practices 250
TOTAL HOURS 750

Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) 2:

Course # OCP Course Title Hours
ACR0013 A HVAC/R Intermediate Service Practices 250
ACR0044

OR

ACR0045

B HVAC/R Advanced Service Practices HVAC/R Advanced Service Practices (formerly 'Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technician')

OR

HVAC/R Advanced Commercial and Industrial Service Practices (formerly 'Refrigeration Mechanic')

350
TOTAL HOURS 600
Ridge Technical College
7700 State Road 544
Class Times

Monday-Friday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Tuesday/Thursday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Traviss Technical College
3225 Winter Lake Road
Class Times

Monday-Friday
7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Tuesday/Thursday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM