Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration 1

  • Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating Technology

    Length 750 Hours
    Admissions Contact Debbi Humbel -humbeld@pcsb.org
    Course Information To find out more, call 727-893-2500, ext. 2520
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    Mission:The mission of the Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration 1 program is to provide sequential, task specific courses of study which will result in broad industry related knowledge, skills, and behavior that the individual will need in order to secure employment in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry. Students are encouraged to become lifelong learners. 

    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: Not available at this time

    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

    Related Links: North American Technician Excellence (NATE) - www.natex.org
     More information HERE  about the HVAC trade. 

    Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement:  70%

    Minimum Attendance Requirement:  70%

    Basic Skills Entrance/Exit Requirements:  Student's competency in reading, math, and language is pre-assessed using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).  Required basic skills grade levels are: Reading-9, Math-10, and Language-9.

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

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