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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 8Broward
0637Air Conditioning Contractors Association of Central Florida Apprenticeship Program GNJ
6000Emery Cary 5Seminole
0637Air Conditioning Contractors Association of Polk County Apprenticeship Program GNJ
6000Caroline Hinkle 5Polk
0637Brevard Air Conditioning Contractors Association, Inc. GNJ
6000Donna Tice 6Brevard
0637Collier County Government Apprenticeship Program INJ
6000James Williams 7Collier
0637Flagler County Community Apprenticeship Program GNJ
6000Paul Kocsis 3Flagler
0637Lake Technical College Apprenticeship Program, GNJ
6000Seth Knight 5Lake
0637Locklin Technical College Apprenticeship Program, GNJ
6000Kristi Ford 1Santa Rosa
0637Lorenzo Walker Technical College Apprenticeship Program, GNJ
6000Bruce Rutila 7Collier
0637M.A.C.C.A. GNJ (Manasota Air Conditioning Contractors Association)
6000Robin Parsons 7Sarasota
0637Northwest Florida State College Apprenticeship Program, GNJ
6000Dennis Braun 1Okaloosa
0637Orlando Plumbers & Pipefitters JAC
6000Sonny Thomas 5Orange
0637RACCA, Inc. GNJ (Refrigeration, Air Conditioning Contractors Association)
6000Keane Bismarck 4Hillsborough
0637Tallahassee Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association Apprenticeship Program, GNJ
6000Patrick Barineau 2Leon
0637Tampa Bay Pipe Trades JATC
6000Lee Middleton 4Hillsborough
0637Tri-County Apprenticeship Academy GNJ
6000Christine M. Sardina 7Lee