Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (5267)
Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate
This PSAV program's course content includes broad, transferable skills, and stresses the understanding of all aspects of the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. The curriculum emphasizes operational functions of systems, along with troubleshooting and repair of systems. The underlying principles of technology, labor issues, health, safety and environmental issues are also covered.
Shop or laboratory activities are an integral part of this program. These activities include instruction in the use of safety procedures and in the care of tools, equipment, materials and processes found in the industry.
Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.
No high school diploma or GED is required. Students must:
Complete an Application for Admission, located at
Take the TABE exam if not exempt from TABE testing. To determine if you are exempt, please go to (www.palmbeachstate.edu/academicservices/curriculum-and-programs).
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.
Students must pass with the following minimum Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores: Reading: 9; English: 9; Mathematics: 10 or qualify for TABE exemption.
Total program hours: 1,350.
The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.
For More Information
Interim Program Director - Lynnmarie Gomes Highsmith, gomeshl@PalmBeachState.edu, (561) 868-3547
This program is designed to prepare the student for entry level employment in the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry.
For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other related information,
Career Path Notes
Upon completion of these programs, students are awarded 24 credits towards the A.S. degree in Industrial Management Technology.
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/