Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology I470203
15 Months (1350 Clock Hours)
Monday 8 am-1 pm; Tuesday-Friday 8 am-2 pm
(Summer schedule subject to change.)
22 Months (1350 Clock Hours)
Monday-Thursday; 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology Standards:
TABE Test Scores: 9 in Reading and Language, and 10 in Math OR meet TABE exemption (refer to Admissions and Testing)
This program is a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on lab work and independent study to give the basics in the installation and repair of equipment. The program emphasis includes troubleshooting and repair of air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment.
Refrigerant recovery and recycling are also stressed to comply with the CFC requirements. Students should elect to take the CFC Certification test, which may be arranged through the school. Testing fees are the student's responsibility. CFC certification is required by the EPA for employees that work with refrigerants. This test is a requirement for graduation and gives students a competitive advantage when seeking employment.
Book and Supply Information
The following books and supplies are required for this program. All items listed on the fee sheet (see link below) are available at the Erwin Technical College Bookstore. The ISBN number is located after each textbook. For the most current fee sheet, please contact the Student Services Office, Financial Aid Office or our Bookstore.
Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology Books and Supplies for May 1, 2014 Evening Class
Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology Books and Supplies for February 2015 Day Class
Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology Books and Supplies for February 2, 2015 Evening Class
Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology Books and Supplies for August 25, 2015 Day Class
Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology Books and Supplies for October 27, 2015 Day Class
Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology Books and Supplies for February 22, 2016 Evening Class
Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology Books and Supplies for May 9, 2016 Day Class
Graduates are qualified to become a service technician, mechanic, or installer. There is also opportunity to become a business owner.
Salaries for graduates range from $13.61 - $21.48 per hour.
Source: Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation, Labor Market Statistics
Frequently Asked Questions
How much hands-on work is offered in this course?
Lab work is 80% and classroom work / study is 20%.
Is the earning potential greater with smaller or larger companies?
The earning potential is greater with larger companies.
Do students receive any certification in this course?
Students receive the EPA-CFC certification which allows individuals to work with refrigerants. Students also receive employment ready certification in air conditioning, Electricity, Heat Pumps, Electric Heat, and Residential A/C.
What personal qualities define good technicians?
Dependability and good customer relations make technicians indispensable.
What are the physical demands in this field?
The physical demands include lifting and moving heavy items / tools.
How are the job opportunities in the local area?
The job opportunities in the local area are excellent.
Where have graduates found employment?
Graduates have been employed by M. B. Contracting, Hillsborough County Public Schools, Air Mechanical, Southern Equipment, Nuccio Heating and Air Conditioning, Hussman Refrigeration, Tampa Bay Trane, Courtesy Appliance, Caldeco Heating & Air Conditioning, Sunbelt Equipment, and Air Masters of Tampa.
Is job placement available upon graduation?
Advisory committee representatives and teachers provide students with guidance and recommendations.
How can I learn more about this career field?
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