Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration

HVAC helper supporting crew leader in installing HVAC related equipment

Necessary elements for survival in a civilized world.

CARES Act Funding:

This program is included in the Rapid Credentialing Grant which was designed in response to COVID-19.


The Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration I/II program provides students with the technical knowledge and skills needed for employment in the industry. Instruction includes a combination of classroom theory and practical experiences. Some of the topics covered in the program include tools, equipment, brazing, basic electricity, compressors, troubleshooting, and installation of a basic system.

Career Opportunities:

  • HVAC Helper

Employment Outlook:

Employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to grow 15% from 2016 to 2026.


The average wage for this career in Florida is $19.55 hourly or $40,660 annually.

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 1350 hours. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCP AIntroduction to HVAC/R250 Hours
OCP BHVAC/R Fundamentals250 Hours
OCP CHVAC/R Service Practices250 Hours
OCP DHVAC/R Intermediate Service Practices350 Hours
OCP E HVAC/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: 1350

Location & Course’s Schedule:

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

Lindsey Hopkins Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.
William H. Turner Technical Arts Adult Education Center Monday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:

Lindsey Hopkins Technical College
(305) 324-6070
Patricia Estiverne
Sandra Hawkins
Jacques Lucien
Rose Jasmin
Ext. 7089
Ext. 7129
Ext. 7039
William H. Turner Technical Arts Adult Education Center
(305) 691-8324
Valarie B. Johnson
Gia Jones
Martha Pinell
Julia Innocent