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Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology I470203

Classes

Availability
Meeting Times
Estimated Cost
Day / Evening
Active
03/25/2019M 8am-1pm; T-F 8am-2pm
$5,249.93
09/09/20195:30PM - 10:00PM (Monday - Thursday)
$5,249.93

Course Info

Day
Length: 
15 Months (1350 Clock Hours)

Schedule:
Monday 8 am-1 pm; Tuesday-Friday 8 am-2 pm
(Summer schedule subject to change.)

Evening
Length:
  
22 Months (1350 Clock Hours)

Schedule:
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)

COURSE OVERVIEW

Program Description
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  
For the most current list of books and supplies, please contact the Student Services Office, Financial Aid Office or our Bookstore. 

Employment/Career Opportunities
Graduates are qualified to become a service technician, mechanic, or installer. There is also opportunity to become a business owner.

Salaries
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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For questions regarding the program please contact:  peggy.labarbera@sdhc.k12.fl.us 

Council on Occupational Education

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