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HVAC - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology (470201)

Degree: Associate in Applied Science, AAS


The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) program offers students the necessary skills for installing, servicing, maintaining, and repairing heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.  The state-of-the-art labs are equipped with a diverse offering of different HVAC and refrigeration equipment to help the students achieve success.  The HVAC program offers day and evening classes to provide students with different options to help fit their schedules.  The program is reviewed by an HVAC advisory committee in the Pee Dee region.


• ENG 155 or equivalent test scores
• MAT 155 or equivalent test scores

In the Real World

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) technicians have the knowledge and skills in installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality in residential and commercial structures.

Career Placement

At FDTC, we believe that education deserves results - that’s why we want to watch our students succeed in the real world. Florence-Darlington Technical College works diligently to match students with relevant jobs in our community so that they can put their hard-earned education to work. We partner with successful alumni and local businesses to ensure our students get the best possible career upon graduation. Our Career Services Office offers a variety of services to help students succeed including: resume coaching, on-campus recruiting & career fairs, online job postings, professional development workshops, personality evaluations, internship placement assistance, and other online career building resources. We encourage all students to schedule a meeting with a Career Services Coach at (843) 661-8075 to explore their post-graduation opportunities. Find out about what Career Services can do for you. What does your future look like?

Learning Goals/Objectives

Graduates will:
• Apply knowledge of installing air conditioning system.
• Demonstrate how to read electrical diagrams and diagnose electrical circuits.
• Demonstrate how to read temperature/pressure charts and diagnose problems within the system.
• Apply knowledge of the HVAC systems to repair problems.
• Demonstrate a proper Load Calculation of a structure.
• Fabricate, assemble and install duct work using various sheet metal tools.

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