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HVAC Program Application Process

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration program requires a special application and is taught on EFSC's Cocoa Campus. The program is also known as HVAC/R. Applicants are evaluated for admission based upon an admission criteria point system. Applicants must satisfy the program entrance requirements and those with the highest total number of points will be considered for the program. Students not selected, but who still desire to attend, must re-apply during the next academic year. HVAC students from other community colleges or vocational-technical centers who wish to transfer to EFSC will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Click step for HVAC program application details

Step 1:  Check Deadlines, Request & Review Info Packet & Work with Advisor

Annual Application Deadline
  • June 24th - Fall Term Start (August)

Request the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration program Information Packet: This will open an email to the program advisor. Please include your name, phone number and email in the note you send, along with any initial questions.

Because this is a limited access program with many variables and a special application requirement, it's important for prospective students to receive advising from the program advisor. You can request an appointment in the same email request for the Information Packet or call or email to set up an appointment.

Contact Information:
Sherry Van Winkle, Advisor
vanwinkles@easternflorida.edu
321-433-5771

Step 2:  Apply for General Admission to Eastern Florida State College

Complete and properly submit the application for general admission to Eastern Florida State College. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee for admission that must be submitted at the time of application to the college. This application is available online. Complete all general admissions requirements with the main EFSC Admissions office.

Please note that applications are processed in the order they were received and application processing time may take up to seven days. Check your email frequently for your acceptance letter.

NOTE: This step pertains ONLY to those students who are not currently enrolled with the college. If you’re a returning/readmit student who applied to EFSC one or more years ago and have not completed a course in the past year, you must re-apply and can do so online and will not be charged the general EFSC application fee.

Step 3:  New & Existing EFSC Students: Complete General Admission Requirements & Check for Registration Holds

If you are a new EFSC student, your general admissions acceptance letter and email will list admissions requirements that you must complete to avoid holds that would prevent you from registering for courses if accepted into the HVAC program. You can also review how to complete these general requirements on EFSC's accepted students' page.

If you are an existing EFSC student, you need to verify that you do not have any holds that would prevent course registration if you are accepted into the program. Visit the Registration Holds webpage for details on how to check your EFSC Message Center for holds and how to clear them.

Step 4:  Testing Requirements

The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), is a program requirement unless a student is exempt.

Visit TABE Testing web page for more information.

Step 5:  Complete the HVAC Program Application

After you have received your general EFSC Admissions Acceptance letter or if you are a current EFSC student, complete the online Career & Technical/Trades ApplicationYour general admissions acceptance letter will include your Student ID number and password required to access your myEFSC account so you can log in and submit the limited access Career Tech application. The limited access application is in addition to the general application and MUST be properly submitted by the application deadline.

If you need assistance with the online application or cannot register online, contact the program advisor for other arrangements.