Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) 1

The mission of the Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) 1 program is to prepare students for employment in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning/refrigeration field. Click here for additional program information.opens in a new window


750 hours, approximately 25 weeks

testing requirements

Basic Skills Assessment


LTC Main Campus

Starting Salaries

Vary, averaging from $44,667 to 65,333*
*Based on local industry information

Recent Employers of Graduates:

  • Del-Air Heating & Air Conditioning
  • J.A. Croson
  • M & S Air Conditioning
  • Mid Florida Air Conditioning
  • Summa and Tony’s
  • Suter Air Conditioning, Inc.


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Starting Salaries

What you’ll learn

Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) 1 Occupational Completion Points (OCP)

Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) 1 Master Plan (PDFopens in a new windowopens in a new window & HTMLopens in a new windowopens in a new window)

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  • The importance of health, safety, and environmental management systems
  • To identify, use, and maintain the tools and tool accessories used in the industry
  • The basics of electricity and the electrical components
  • To troubleshoot heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration electrical control systems and their components
  • To design heating and cooling systems
  • To prepare and analyze financial reports

OCPCourse NumberCourse TitleCourse Length
AACR0000Introduction to HVAC/R250 hrs
BACR0001HVAC/R Fundamentals250 hrs
CACR0012HVAC/R Service Practices250 hrs

Our numbers

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Completion Rate*


Placement Rate*



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Data as reported to COE and is updated annually in December of each calendar year.
Placement calculation may exclude (if applicable) program completers that are awaiting exam results,
refused employment, continued post-secondary education, or may be otherwise unavailable for employment.

HVAC School Orlando

Located near Orlando, FL, Lake Technical College provides the complete training you need for HVAC certification in Orlando. Our program includes design, maintenance and repair of heating and cooling systems and is among the best HVAC schools in Orlando. Students from around Central Florida choose Lake Technical College when searching for “HVAC School Near Me.


If you are looking for an HVAC trade school, get in touch with us today at (352) 589-2250 or apply online to explore your options.

Instructor / contact


Steve Bagg

Email: baggs@lake.k12.fl.us

Phone Number: 352.589.2250 X1872

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