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

HVAC Technician Working


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 750 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
Total Hours: 750

Location & Course’s Schedule:

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

The English Center Monday - Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.
Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 7:20 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday from 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Part time)
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. – 2:00 p.m.


Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:

The English Center
(305) 445-7731
Cecilia Castillo
Juan R. Gonzalez
Ext. 2708
Ext. 2708
Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College
(305) 557-1100
Danielle Taylor
Jackie Benjamin
Vanessa Torres
Elizabeth Forero
Ext. 2230
Ext. 2215
Ext. 2250
Ext. 2216
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



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