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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration HVAC/R

The Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) program at Florida Education Institute (FEI) is lab-based with almost every class session having a hands-on (learning-by-doing) approach where students train and work on actual air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. This lab allows students to gain experience in equipment installation, maintaining air conditioning units, troubleshooting equipment failures and refrigeration systems.

Commercial and Residential

The HVAC/R program covers both commercial and residential technician skills in order to expand the marketability of graduates with real-world career opportunities.

Demand for HVAC and Refrigeration Technicians>

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to grow 14% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Candidates familiar with computers and electronics and those with good troubleshooting skills will have the best job opportunities as employers continue to have difficulty finding qualified technicians to install, maintain, and repair complex new systems.

Where HVAC and Refrigeration Technicians Work

  • Air conditioning companies
  • Refrigeration companies
  • Repair and maintenance companies
  • Selling and installation companies
  • Major companies with maintenance departments (i.e., Hotels, Hospitals)
  • Self-Employment, Business Owner (for experienced technicians)


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