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2007-2008 Programs of Study

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Systems Technology

All the new construction in Florida has increased the demand for experienced and educated specialists in air conditioning, refrigeration and heating systems. The need for trained technicians who can install, repair or service air conditioning, heating and refrigeration systems is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations through his decade. This degree program prepares graduates for supervisory and/or management positions after only a few years of industry experience.

There are three options within this program:

Students have the opportunity to earn the technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree.

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Systems Technician (6120)

Technical Certificate

This Technical Certificate will provide the essential skills and education for an entry-level service position. This certificate will also increase job skills and will complement the Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Systems Technology (A.A.S.) degree.

Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement

Florida’s growth is soaring. Jacksonville is a boomtown. And much of the city and state are being built by graduates of our construction programs. The employment rate in all trades is 100%. No Florida Community College student who wants a job goes without a job.

You have the opportunity to network with major contractors and become employed while you’re still in school. Florida Community College’s Building Construction program has a long-standing relationship with this region’s major industry organizations, such as Woods Engineering, C. Young Construction, Superior Construction, Paul Fraser Homes, Stellar Group, C & C Powerlines, Dickey Smith & Company, Miatt Construction and Accubuild Construction.

Members of the Northeast Florida Builders Association serve on our Construction Management Advisory Council and on advisory committees for all trades, as well as provide internships and fund annual scholarships. The advisory committees provide leadership, support and guidance for the program and support such educational activities as constructing residential projects from design to move in.

Annual Salaries

Starting salaries range from $16 to $20 an hour. Overtime, bonuses, rapid advancement and opportunities for self-employment can rapidly increase your income.


All courses are directly applicable to Florida Community College’s Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Systems Technology A.A.S. degree program.


Estimated cost of tuition is $1,594 (tuition rated for Florida residents, as of 7/07). Contact the program manager for additional costs (textbooks, materials, fees).


Course Number and Title
Professional Courses
BSC 1005 Life in Its Biological Environment
ACR 1052 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Theory I
ACR 1170 Basic Electricity and Schematics
ACR 1420 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Theory II
ACR 1121 HVAC Controls
ACR 1611 Applied Heating I
ACR 1616 Applied Heating II
ACR 2421 Duct System Design
  Credit Hours
Total Credit Hours

Please see the technical certificate Graduation Requirements.

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