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

Technician is checking air conditioner


The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment or advanced training in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning/refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry. The student should obtain EPA certification prior to leaving school in order to be employed in any job that requires work with refrigerants. This program focuses on broad, transferable skills, stresses the understanding of the heating, air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industry and demonstrates elements of the industry such as planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, the underlying principles of technology, and health, safety and environmental issues.

Career Opportunities:

  • HVAC Helper

Employment Outlook:

Employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to grow 5% from 2020 to 2030.


The average wage for this career in Florida is $21.85 hourly or $45,450 annually.

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 600 hours. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCP AHVAC/R Intermediate Service Practices250 Hours
OCP BHVAC/R Advanced Service Practices (formerly ‘Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technician’)


HVAC/R Advanced Commercial and Industrial Service Practices (formerly ‘Refrigeration Mechanic’)
350 Hours


350 Hours
Total Hours: 600

Location & Course’s Schedule:

Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration II is available at the following school (s):

Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
South Dade Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:

Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College
(305) 253-9920
Mirtha Silverang
Maria Ruiz
Kathy Pearson
Irene Montoto
Ext. 2145
Ext. 2147
Ext. 2159
Ext. 2150
South Dade Technical College
(305) 247-7839
Osar de LeonExt. 2111