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

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The mission of the Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) 1 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)

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

C400410 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 750 Hrs
ACR0000 A Introduction to HVAC/R 250
ACR0001 B HVAC/R Fundamentals 250
ACR0012 C HVAC/R Service Practices 250
Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Program Overview

Program Overview

Industry Certification/Licensure

Throughout the Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) 1 program, students will be able to take Employment Ready Exams through HVAC Excellence:

  • Air Conditioning / Electrical
  • EPA Section 608 Certification
  • Heat Pump
  • Light Commercial Refrigeration
  • 4-10 A Safety Certification


Upon successful completion of the Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) 1 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 – 6 – 9 credits
  • Supervision & Management for Industry AS degree – 24 credits

Program Cost

  • $3,722.79
Tuition and Fees


Start Date

August 10, 2020*
* Based on program availability

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