Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology II Career Certificate

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Stay current with industry standards, practices and techniques that are essential to move you up the career ladder. Our high-tech labs, qualified instructors and great connections to the Central Florida community, put this certificate in high demand.

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Getting Started: Spring Term 2021

Oct. 1:  Financial Aid


Jan. 4:  Application


Jan. 11:  Classes Begin

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Why Seminole State?

  • Dedicated faculty: Faculty are "scholar-practitioners" with industry experience as well as academic credentials.  
  • Affordable tuition: Seminole State has significantly lower costs than trade schools.
  • High-tech facilities: Labs are equipped with the latest technologies that simulate real-world job conditions.  
  • Industry involvement: Our industry-focused certificate programs offer excellent connections to Central Florida employers.
  • Hands-on experience: Practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
  • Career advancement: Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce upon certificate completion.
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technology II (HVAC/R)
Type: Career Certificate
Major Code: ACRFHTT-VC
CIP: 0615050112
Educational Pathway: ACRFHTT-VC

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Spring 2021
This is a theoretical and practical course in the selection, testing, adjustment and troubleshooting of commercial system compressors and evaporator condensers. Students will also gain knowledge in the basic principles of sizing various heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation for various tasks and the understanding of pressure and temperature drops. Lab fee required.
This is a theoretical and practical course in maintaining, trouble shooting and repairing both commercial heating and air conditioning systems. Students will receive training in variable refrigerant volume systems (VRV) and variable refrigerant flow systems (VRF). Students will also gain advanced knowledge in interpreting, using and modifying construction drawing and specifications. Lab fee required.
This is a theoretical and practical course in hydronic systems and understanding the principles of psychometrics. Students will receive training in the use of a pressure enthalpy chart to diagram refrigerant cycles. Students will also gain knowledge in the standards for ways to measure indoor air quality methods. Lab fee required.
This is a theoretical and practical course in chilled water systems and a more advanced knowledge of commercial heating and air-conditioning loads. Students will receive training in the balancing of air and water distribution systems using a psychrometric chart to evaluate air properties and changes in air properties. Students will also gain knowledge in identifying and explaining the operation of energy conservation equipment. Lab fee required.
This is a theoretical and practical course in building management systems and retail, commercial and industrial refrigeration systems. Students will also gain a working knowledge of electrical generation and distribution components for commercial heating and air conditioning systems. Lab fee required.
This is a theoretical and practical course in refrigeration-system vibration and insulation and commercial refrigeration pipe sizing and troubleshooting. Students will also gain a working knowledge of refrigerated storage systems with advanced refrigeration systems skills training. Lab fee required.
This is a theoretical and practical course in maintaining, testing, troubleshooting and repairing ice-machine systems following manufacturers recommendations. Students will gain a working knowledge in specialty refrigeration systems, testing the solid-state components used in commercial refrigeration systems and explaining the operations of various types of commercial refrigeration systems and applications such as single, multiplex and cascade systems. Lab fee required.
Total Hours: 600

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Tuition and Fees*

 Seminole State
Tuition$70
Fees$14
Total per Credit Hour$84
Total per Contact Hour Rate$3

For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2019-20 fee schedule.

* Tuition costs are based on program costs for in-state students according to the 2019-20 fee schedule. The cost for books, supplies and any other program-related expenses will vary by program. Financial aid may be available for qualified students. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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