Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Career and Technical Certificate (HVAC-VC)

Department Head:

Danny Steele


Program Contact:

Anthony Harris, (850) 484-1679


This program prepares students for entry level employment in the HVAC industry. HVAC is an acronym that stands for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning. The HVAC industry is made up of skilled professionals, known as HVAC technicians, who install and maintain HVAC systems found in residences, commercial buildings, office buildings, schools, hospitals and retail establishments. Air quality, temperature control, humidity regulation, refrigeration, heating, and other aspects of climate control are all handled by the HVAC systems.

Both theory and hands-on application of skills are emphasized in this program which enables students to obtain Level 1 thru Level 4 NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) certification. The program also demonstrates elements such as planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, the underlying principles of technology, as well as, labor, health, safety, and environmental issues. Basic entry-level skills in math, reading, and language must be attained in order to complete this program.

Both full time (day) and part time (night) programs are available. The full time program is designed to take students one year to complete while the evening part time program will take longer. Students wishing to enter this program of study should be advised by program personnel as to when introductory courses begin.

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses

BCV 0003CIntroductory to Craft Skills

150 ch

ACR 0640CIntroduction to HVAC Level I^

150 ch

ACR 0641CIntermediate HVAC Level I^

150 ch

ACR 0642CIntroduction to HVAC Level 2^

150 ch

ACR 0643CIntermediate HVAC Level 2^

150 ch

ACR 0644CIntroduction to HVAC Level 3^

150 ch

ACR 0645CIntermediate HVAC Level 3^

150 ch

ACR 0646CIntroduction to HVAC Level 4^

150 ch

ACR 0647CIntermediate HVAC Level 4^

150 ch

Total Credit Hours: 1350