Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration



Program Description

The Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration Program includes classroom and shop instruction in the basic principles of air conditioning and refrigeration that apply to commercial and residential systems.  Students entering this program will develop the basic knowledge and skills for entry level employment as installers or mechanics in the air conditioning, refrigeration and heating industry or provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in this occupation.  Both classroom and laboratory work will be necessary for completion of the program.  Students will become acquainted with the overall industry and learn the latest employability skills. To learn more about our HVAC/R program, please schedule an appointment with Kim Dunn, our Career Specialist / Admissions Advisor.

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Certifications Available

  • OSHA 10
  • EPA 608 – Universal
  • 410A
  • NCCER HVAC Level I


College Credit Award

Program completers may receive articulated credit toward an aligned certificate, A.A.S. or A.S. degree program at participating institutions in the Tampa Bay Career Pathways Consortium.  Details may be obtained from the Admissions Advisor/Career Specialist and/or School Counselor.


Career Information

Possible careers after two years post-secondary training and two years field experience:  Heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic, air conditioning installer helper

Possible careers after four-year university degree:  Engineer, engineering technician


Basic Skills Exit Requirements

Computations (Mathematics) 10           Communications (Reading and Language Arts) 9

In order to be a program completer, some students must meet minimum math, language, and reading achievement level exit standards on the TABE or qualifying exam, unless otherwise exempt, as established by the Florida Department of Education.  Additional information can be found on Page 5 of the MTC Catalog.



The uniform for this program consists of an MTC HVAC/R shirt.  Orders for work shirts will be taken at the start of class.  A minimum of five complete uniforms is required to maintain proper hygiene and cleanliness. For safety reasons, it will be necessary to purchase and wear safety glasses and hard leather work shoes with non-skid, oil resistant soles.  Proper uniform and safety equipment must be worn every day for participation in program activities.  Failure to be in proper uniform will hinder student progress.



Basic hand tools and equipment are suggested for this program.  Information regarding tools, brands, and discount prices will be discussed in detail during the first week of class.

Important Links

Program Instructor

 Frank Hurlburt, Instructor

25+ Years In-Field Experience

Building 2, Room 02-002


Valerie Jimenez, Instructor

Building 2, Room 02-001



Kim Dunn, Admissions Advisor 



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TBD, Career Placement Coordinator