Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) 2
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.
- HVAC Helper
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.
The entire program is 600 hours. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):
|OCP A||HVAC/R Intermediate Service Practices||250 Hours|
|OCP B||HVAC/R Advanced Service Practices (formerly ‘Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technician’)|
HVAC/R Advanced Commercial and Industrial Service Practices (formerly ‘Refrigeration Mechanic’)
|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 College||Monday - 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 College||Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.|
Contact Information at the Location:
Additional information can be provided by student services:
|LOCATION||COUNSELOR / REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College|
|South Dade Technical College|
|Osar de Leon||Ext. 2111|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes499021.htm#st.