Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) 1 & 2

Hours & Location

1350 hours / 42 weeks

Tech 1- 750 hours / 23 weeks

Tech 2- 600 hours / 19  weeks

Important Dates and Deadlines 

Class Schedule

FCTC Main Campus (St. Augustine)


Tech 1- Tuition and lab $3,037.50 plus books, uniforms and fees

Tech 2- Tuition and lab $2,346.00 plus books, uniforms and fees

Testing Requirements

Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS)
Reading: 239
Math: 241

Test Center

CASAS for Heating Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration


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


OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length Hours
A ACR0000 Introduction to HVAC/R 250
B ACR0001 HVAC/R Fundamentals 250
C ACR0012 HVAC/R Service Practices 250

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

OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length Hours
A ACR0013 HVAC/R Intermediate Service Practices 250
B ACR0044 or ACR0045 HCAC/R Advanced Service Practices or Advanced Commercial and Industrial Service Practices 350

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 2019 – 2020.

Steps to Enroll

Step 1‐ Attend a Program 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

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