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Architecture & Construction

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

Be part of the exciting construction industry!

Instruction includes classroom and lab experiences that enable the student to be job ready and become proficient in the installation, repair, and maintenance of domestic and commercial air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating systems.  Heavy emphasis is placed on electrical systems.  The Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration students receive instruction in layout and design of electrical system schematics.

Additional Skills Covered:

  • Basics of Refrigerant Recovery & Recycling
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Building Codes
  • Diagnosis of Malfunctions
  • Operational Characteristics of Various Systems and their Components
  • Preparation for the EPA Section 608 and R-410A Exams
  • Repair, Replacement, and/or Adjustments of Compressors, Metering Devices, Temperature and Pressure Controls.

The Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration Program is affiliated with HVAC Excellence meeting national training standards for the HVAC/R trade.

Industry Certification & State Credential Exams:

Students will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in their field of study.

College Credit Transfer Opportunity and/or Advanced Standing:

Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry certification, students may be awarded credits toward an Associate Degree by Broward College. Students must enroll within two (2) years of completing the program at Atlantic Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry certifications.

Certification fees and tools for entry level employment are additional.

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Job Outlook:

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Enroll in our Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration Program today.

To get started in the Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration Program, sign up today for an  ATC Program Information Session or contact your advisor [email protected]. 

Program Info

Program Length:

1350 hours (approximately 12 months – full time; 24 months – part time)

Program Offered:

August & January

Delivery Method:

Traditional Classroom – 100% classroom based

Days & Times:


  • Monday – Friday
    7:05 a.m. –  1:50 p.m. (full-time)
  • Monday – Thursday
    6:00 p.m. –  9:45 p.m. (part-time)