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Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology 1


The mission of this program is to prepare students for employment as heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration technicians and to provide advanced training in the industry.


Training focuses on all aspects of the HVACR industry including planning, management, technical and production skills, underlying principles, entry level engineering design of HVACR technology, labor and community issues, and health, safety and environmental issues.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of four occupational completion points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete the Program

Grade 10 math, 9 language and 9 reading.

C400100 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 750 Hrs
ACR0041 A Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Helper 250
ACR0043 B Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Mechanic Assistant 250
ACR0047 C Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Mechanic 1 250
Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Program Overview

Program Overview

Industry Certification/Licensure

Throughout the program, students will be able to take Employment Ready Exams through HVAC Excellence:

  • Air Conditioning / Electrical
  • Heat Pump
  • Light Commercial Refrigeration
  • EPA Section 608 Certification


Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be awarded articulated credits at:

  • Valencia College:
    • Construction & Civil Engineering AS degree – 3 credits
    • Energy Management & Controls Technology – 12 credits
    • Supervision & Management for Industry AS degree – 24 credits


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