Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration 1

  • HVAC 

    Length 750 Hours
    Admissions Contact

    Cheri Ashwood | ASHWOODC@pcsb.org

    (727) 893-2500 x2325

    Course Information To find out more, call 727-893-2500, ext. 2310
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    Mission: The mission of the HVAC/R 1 program is to deliver a comprehensive and sequential curriculum, offering task-specific courses that cultivate industry specific knowledge, skills, and professional behaviors. Our goal is to empower individuals with the expertise necessary to secure employment in the Heating, ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry. 

    Program C400410 consists of a planned sequence of courses.

    Introduction to HVAC/R - Course ACR0000 (250 hours) -Training includes the areas of safety, employability, tools and accessories of the heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry, history and concepts of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration.

    HVAC/R Fundamentals - Course ACR0001 (250 hours) - Training includes troubleshooting heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration electrical control systems, components for commercial heating and air conditioning systems, analyze fluids, pressures, refrigerants and related codes, fabricate and service the piping, tubing and fittings used in the heating, air-conditioning & refrigeration industry.

    HVAC/R Service Practices - Course ACR0012 (250 hours) - Training includes mechanical components of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems, operate solid stare electronics as used in HVAC systems, operate mechanical refrigeration servicing and testing equipment, assist in the installation of a residential heating and air-conditioning system and determine start-up procedures, use combustion type heating servicing and testing equipment, troubleshoot combustion gas valves and regulators as used in heating, air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation systems.

    Distance Education: Hybrid option available

    Industry Certification(s): Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Refrigerant Handling Certification (Section 608)
    ESCO Workplace Readiness Certification, NCCER Certifications


    Accreditation:: HVAC Excellence 

    Apprenticeship: Available – refer to the Clearwater Campus Apprenticeship section

    Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement:  70%

    Minimum Attendance Requirement:  70%

    Basic Skills Exit Requirement for Program CompletionStudent's competency in computation (mathematics) and communication (reading/language arts) is assessed; required basic skills grade levels are: Computation - 10 and Communication - 9.

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    Program length and costs are approximate, and subject to change.

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