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Heating and Air Conditioning Installer-Servicer - 6,000 hrs
Installs, services, and repairs environmental control systems in residences, department stores, office buildings, and commercial establishments, utilizing knowledge of refrigeration theory, pipefitting, and structural layout. Mounts compressor and condenser units on platform or floor, using hand tools, following blueprints or engineering specifications. Fabricates, assembles, and installs ductwork and chassis parts, using portable metalworking tools and welding equipment [Duct Installer (construction; mfd. buildings.) 869.664-014]. Installs evaporator unit in chassis or in air duct system, using hand tools. Cuts and bends tubing to correct length and shape, using cutting and bending equipment and tools. Cuts and threads pipe, using machine-threading or hand-threading equipment. Joins tubing or pipe to various refrigerating units by means of sleeves, couplings, or unions, and solders joints, using torch, forming complete circuit for refrigerant [Pipe Fitter (construction) 862.281-018]. Installs expansion and discharge valves in circuit. Connects motors, compressors, temperature controls, humidity controls, and circulating-ventilation fans to control panels and connects control panels to power source [Electrician (construction) 824.261-010]. Installs air and water filters in completed installation. Injects small amount of refrigerant into compressor to test systems, and adds Freon gas to build up prescribed operating pressure. Observes pressure and vacuum gauges and adjusts controls to ensure efficient operation. Tests joints and connections for gas leaks, using gauges or soap-and-water solution. Wraps pipes in insulation batting and secures them in place with cement or wire bands. Replaces defective breaker controls, thermostats, switches, fuses, and electrical wiring to repair installed units, using electrician's hand tools and test equipment. May install, repair, and service air-conditioners, ranging from fifteen to twenty tons cooling capacity, in warehouses and factory buildings and be designated Air-Conditioning Mechanic, Industrial (any industry).
Program NameProgram HoursSponsorRegionDistrict
0637ABCI Heating & A/C Installer-Servicer GNJ
6000Ruth Tirado 5Broward
0637Advanced Education Apprenticeship Training, Inc. GNJ
6000Karl Geus 5Broward
0637Air Conditioning Contractors Association of Central Florida Apprenticeship Program GNJ
6000Emery Cary 2Seminole
0637Air Conditioning Contractors Association of Polk County Apprenticeship Program GNJ
6000Patricia Collins 2Polk
0637Brevard Air Conditioning Contractors Association, Inc. GNJ
6000Donna Tice 2Brevard
0637Collier County Government Apprenticeship Program INJ
6000James Williams 4Collier
0637Flagler County Community Apprenticeship Program GNJ
6000Bryan Grody 2Flagler
0637Florida Air Conditioning Apprenticeship Association GNJ
6000Steve Sparks 5Palm Beach
0637Florida Construction Apprenticeship Training Corporation GNJ
6000A. James Pruitt 4St. Lucie
0637Florida Gulf Coast Chapter ABC, Inc. GNJ
6000Nick Nowell 3Hillsborough
0637Lake Technical College Apprenticeship Program, GNJ
6000Laurie Bryant 2Lake
0637Locklin Technical College Apprenticeship Program, GNJ
6000Maria LaDoucer 1Santa Rosa
0637Lorenzo Walker Technical College Apprenticeship Program, GNJ
6000Bruce Rutila 4Collier
0637M.A.C.C.A. GNJ (Manasota Air Conditioning Contractors Association)
6000Charlie Day 3Sarasota
0637Orlando Plumbers & Pipefitters JAC
6000Sonny Thomas 2Orange
0637RACCA, Inc. GNJ (Refrigeration, Air Conditioning Contractors Association)
6000Keane Bismarck 3Hillsborough
0637Tallahassee Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association Apprenticeship Program, GNJ
6000Caroline Ray 1Leon
0637Tampa Bay Pipe Trades JATC
6000Lee Middleton 3Hillsborough
0637Tri-County Apprenticeship Academy GNJ
6000Christine M. Sardina 4Lee