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Adult Programs include: Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology I - 750 Hours / Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology II - 600 Hours

High School Program: Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology - 7 Credits

The Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Technology Programs prepare you for employment as “Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technicians” or “Commercial Refrigeration Technicians.” Classroom, shop and laboratory activities are an integral part of the program. These activities include instruction in safety procedures and the care of tools, equipment, materials and processes found in the industry. Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology have 1000 common hours with the last 350 hours of the program specialized. Supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in the industry is also available. The various exiting points of the program help you to get the training you need in a timely manner.

The Contren Learning Series curriculum used in this program prepares students for valuable industry certifications from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Training accomplishments are documented through NCCER’snational registry. In addition to NCCER certification, the student should obtain Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification prior to leaving school in order to be employed in any job that requires work with refrigerants. The newest industry certification opportunity for students is the Industry Competency Exam (ICE) supported by the Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Individuals who pass the NATE & ICE exams have a leading edge entering the work force!

Employment Opportunities
Air Conditioning Contractors employ most of the H.V.A.C. Technicians. Food store chains, school systems, hospitals and many industrial plants also have positions that are filled with H.V.A.C. Technicians and Commercial Refrigeration Technicians. Career growth is unlimited, many Building Automation Control Technicians and Installers come from H.V.A.C. backgrounds. Approximately one of every five technicians in the field are self-employed. For more information regarding Gainful Employment on these programs, select the following links: HVAC/R Tech 1, HVAC/R Tech 2!


Florida Department of Education Curriculum Frameworks for: HVAC Tech 1 (Adult) / HVAC Tech 2 (Adult) / HVAC Tech (High School)

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Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology, 7th Edition 978-1-11164-447-5 $164.75
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology Lab Manual, 7th Edition 978-1-11164-448-2 $86.00

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