Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration

Testing Requirements

Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS)
Reading: 239
Math: 241
and Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
Language: 584
Scores are valid for up to two years

Test Center


FCTC Main Campus (St. Augustine)

Meet the Instructor


Torch, braze, and solder pipes and fittings to install or repair compressors, condensers, chillers and pumps in a wide range of HVAC and refrigeration systems

Utilize emerging technologies and advanced equipment in response to increasing global energy demands

Create comfortable environments by cooling and heating the interior of residential and commercial buildings

CAREER FOCUS: Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education

Student & Alumni Spotlight



  • Compressors & condensers
  • Gas, electric, oil & heat pump systems
  • Heat measurement, transfer & control
  • Heating & refrigeration controls
  • Installation, repair & troubleshooting
  • Piping & brazing techniques
  • Preparation for HVAC excellence industry certifications
  • Proper safety practices & procedures
  • Refrigeration cycle
  • Temperature
Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration

2019-20 Air Conditioning, Refrig & Heating Technology 1

OCPCourse NumberCourse TitleCourse Length Hours
AACR0000Introduction to HVAC/R250
BACR0001HVAC/R Fundamentals250
CACR0012HVAC/R Service Practices250

Air Conditioning, Refrig & Heating Technology 2 (successful completion of Tech 1 is required for entry into this program)

OCPCourse NumberCourse TitleCourse Length Hours
AACR0013HVAC/R Intermediate Service Practices250
BACR0044 or ACR0045HCAC/R Advanced Service Practices or Advanced Commercial and Industrial Service Practices350

Industry Certifications

  • Heating, electricity, air conditioning, technologies
  • Commercial air conditioning
  • EPA 608


  • Business owner
  • Installers
  • Repairs and service
  • Resort complex maintenance
  • Commercial building maintenance
  • Hospital building maintenance
  • HVAC-R parts distribution
  • Commercial & residential air conditioning


Discover how First Coast Technical College prepares students for the Architecture & Construction industry.

Completion Rate*

Based upon the 2021 Council on Occupational Education Annual Report CPL data is pulled from 2018 – 2019.

Steps to Enroll

Step 1‐ Attend aProgram Information Session & Tour

Step 2‐ Apply for Federal Student Aid

Step 3‐ Gather Needed Documents

Step 4‐ Register for Classes

Instructor / Contact

Name: Dane Dwyer
Email:[email protected]
Phone: (904) 547-3422

Name: Charles Harper
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (904) 547-3440

Are you ready to jumpstart your career?

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