Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technology I (HVAC/R) Certificate

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology

Seminole State College offers the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Certificate to prepare students for employment or to advance their employment as HVACR technicians and installers. The program consists of nine courses and is completed in two semesters. The program has entry points in the Fall and Spring Semesters only.

This 750-hour program, which prepares students for industry certifications, is available on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, and it consists of classroom study and hands-on activities in the College’s high-tech labs. The program prepares students for work in residential and commercial projects.

Day classes: 3 days per week/ 7 ½ hours per day with a 2-semester completion

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  • EPA Certified Technician (An EPA-approved certifying program in accordance with Section 608 of the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Act)

What You’ll Learn

The skills and abilities you will learn in Seminole State's HVACR Program include:

  • Planning, installing, testing and servicing of HVACR systems
  • Servicing, installing and troubleshooting electrical and mechanical components
  • Basic supervisory skills
  • The use and care of hand, power and specialized tools and equipment used within the industry
  • Current industry standards, practices and techniques
  • Resume and job interview skills

Why Seminole State?

There are many benefits to earning your Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology Certificate at Seminole State, including:

  • High-tech labs that simulate real-world job conditions
  • Instructors who are actively engaged in the industry
  • Excellent connections to Central Florida employers
  • Costs considerably less than a trade school
  • Regional accreditation

How to Apply

To be considered for the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Certificate, students must:

A high school diploma or equivalency is not required for program entry.

For more information, please contact Gary Snyder, or call 407.708.2688.