Air Conditioning is a fact of life in Florida: prepare for an in-demand career field

EFSC's Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology program, also known as HVAC Technology, is designed to train students in skills necessary to obtain employment in installation, service and repair by mechanical and refrigeration contractors, dealers and related commercial businesses. The career field is also sometimes referred to as Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning or HVAC.


Graduates of the program follow an HVAC course curriculum that prepares them for entry-level positions and are eligible to take the EPA certification exam. Our instructors will observe the student's progress of various processes. Individualized instruction will enhance skill sets and competencies along with work habits, safety skills and clean-up procedures in the lab. And, as always, OSHA industry standards will be reinforced.

The program is available on the EFSC Cocoa and Palm Bay campuses and requires a special application. The Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology/HVAC Technology program is structured as full-time and in a cohort schedule: Monday - Thursday: 7:30 AM to 2:45 PM. There are three groups of clock-hour courses, each 20 weeks in length. The program is a total of 18 months long. Program start-date is late July with the HVAC special application due by July 1. Contact the Program Specialist for alternative program start-dates that may be available at another campus.

The Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating program is located on the Palm Bay Campus (Building 1, Rm. 153) and Cocoa Campus (Building 25, Rm. 108 - next to Building 22). It is a limited access program and requires a special application. Check the Application Process for information about:

• Applying to the program & application deadlines
 Cost of program
 Courses and length of program
 Instructors and their experience
 Physical requirements for the career

Click on this link to view important Industry Certifications that are part of the Air Conditioning program.