Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC) (C.C.)

The Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration Career Certificate (C.C.) prepares students for a rewarding career in the all-encompassing HVAC industry. The program provides optimal access to high quality, affordable, and relevant, career training.

Expert hands-on training provides the necessary skills for a successful career, and for thousands less than the for-profit tech schools.

Important for You to Know

Full-time Day program (5604) classes are held Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m.-3:50 p.m., for 12 months. Students may begin the full-time day program in the Fall Term or Spring Term.

Part-time Evening program (560P) classes are held Monday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., for 24 months. The curriculum for both Full-time and Part-time programs is identical.

Related Industry Certifications

Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared for the following certifications or licenses:

  • EPA 608 (For additional information about Environmental Protection Agency Certifications please visit the EPA website)


Upon successful completion of the program, students may receive articulated College credit toward the Industrial Management Technology (A.S.) degree.

Additional Costs/Fees: Approximately $3,942

Degree: Career Certificates (C.C.)
Credit Hours: 1,350 Clock/Contact hours
Online Program : No
Program Code: 5604
Financial Aid Eligible : Yes

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Program Learning Outcomes

Beginning in the classroom learning the current theories of air conditioning, heating, refrigeration and electrical systems, students then have hands-on training in piping and brazing techniques, set up, adjustment and troubleshooting.

Hands-On Learning

Career Options

In this program, you’ll have the opportunity to network with major contractors while you’re still in school. We also refer you for internships and job interviews. Florida State College at Jacksonville’s Building Construction program has a long-standing relationship with this region’s major industry organizations, such as Woods Engineering, ShayCore Enterprises, Superior Construction, Stellar Group, Dickey Smith & Company, Miatt Construction, Accubuild Construction, Haskell, Gilbane, Barton and Malow, and Auld & White.

If you are considering employment in a state other than Florida, click here to ensure the program curriculum meets the requirements to sit for licensure or certification testing in that state.

Program Notice

Cost Breakdown (part-time payment schedule may differ):

Course NumberClass DescriptionContact Hours Per ClassPrice Per Clock HourCost Per Class
(In State Tuition)
Semester Fall Registration CohortSemester
Spring Registration Cohort
ACR 0000: Introduction to HVAC/R 125$2.92$365.00Fall PaymentsSpring Payments
ACR 0000L:Introduction to HVAC/R Lab 125$2.92$365.00
ACR 0001:Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Theory I HVAC/R Fundamentals 125$2.92$365.00
ACR 0001L: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Theory I HVAC/R Fundamentals Lab 125$2.92$365.00
ACR 00012: HCAC/R Service Practices 125$2.92$365.00Spring PaymentsSummer Payments
ACR 00012L:HVAC/R Service Practices Lab 125$2.92$365.00
ACR 00013:HVAC/R Intermediate Service Practices 125$2.92$365.00
ACR 00013L:HVAC/R Intermediate Service Practices Lab 125$2.92$365.00
ACR 0045:HVAC/R Advanced Commercial and Industrial Service Practices 175$2.92$511.00Summer PaymentsFall Payments
ACR 0045L:HVAC/R Advanced Commercial and Industrial Service Practices Lab 175$2.92$511.00
ApproximatelyTotal Tuition Costs$3942  



HVAC/R Training classes are located at the Downtown Campus located at 101 West State Street B Building. Our HVAC/R lab is B114

NO you do not need to complete any assessment prior to starting the class. In order to earn the Career Certificate, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s) on an approved adult basic skills assessment or qualify for a waiver. Visit Available Assessments for program exit scores. College Assessment and Certification locations and information can be found at Assessment and Certification. For students who need assistance in order to meet the exit requirement(s), the College offers remediation through tutoring, referral to online resources and/or completion of Academic Skills Building (ASB) coursework in Mathematics and Reasoning through Language Arts.

Total cost of in state tuition for classes is $3942.00, a per class breakdown is provided on the HVAC/R web page. Yes the HVAC/R program is financial aid eligible. For additional information on financial resources visit Financial Aid. Also visit Financial Aid FAQs For Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions.