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air conditioning technician

Get Started on Your Career Path Today!

Step 1 - Attend a Program Specific Orientation
Step 2 - Basic Skills Testing
Step 3 - Complete an Application
Step 4 - Apply for Financial Aid (Optional)
Step 5 - Request Disability Services (Optional)
Step 6 - Complete & Upload Required Documents
Step 7 - Counselor Interview
Step 8 - Registration & Enrollment


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

Program Length:
750 hours (approximately 6 months – full time)

Program Offered:
August & February

Delivery Method:
Traditional Classroom – 100% classroom based

Days & Times:
Monday – Friday   7:05 a.m. –  1:50 p.m. (full-time)

Course Content:
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 and  basic refrigeration cycle.  The Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Technology students receive instruction in layout and design of electrical system schematics, components and troubleshooting.

Additional Skills Covered:

  • Basics of Refrigerant Recovery & Recycling
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Diagnosis of Malfunctions
  • Operational Characteristics of Various Systems and Their Components
  • Preparation for the EPA Section 608 and OSHA 10 Hour Safety
  • 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.

Certification fees and tools for entry level employment are additional.

To get started in the Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration Program, sign up today for a  program orientation.

Advisor: vdhumphrey@browardschools.com. 

Job Outlook in the South Florida Tri-County Area

According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the current South Florida Tri-County entry annual salary for Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC) 1 positions is approximately $30,300.  Actual wages may vary according to education, certifications, and experience.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity