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Hernando Adult Education Office
801 N. Broad Street, Brooksville, FL, 34601



HVAC Accrediting Agency: HVAC Excellence
Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R)1

Employment Opportunities

  • Heating, A/C, & Refrigeration Mechanic
  • A/C Installer Assistant

Industry Certification
and License

  • ESCO Institute EPA608, R-410A Safety
  • HVAC Excellence Employment Ready exams in Electrical, Air Conditioning & Heat Pump

Salary Information

  • HVAC Mechanic
    can be expected to make between $26,372 and $55,261 a year
  • HVAC Supervisor
    can be expected to make between $42,560 and $72,553 a year
  • Salary estimates are not guaranteed.

SunTech Business Office

4057 California St.
Brooksville, FL 34604



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Employer - Craig W. Kruger
Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc.

Misson Statement

The mission of Suncoast Technical Education is to specialize in developing and promoting innovative programs for our students to meet the evolving needs of the community.

Program Description

This program includes classroom and shop instruction in the basic principles of air conditioning and refrigeration that apply to commercial and residential systems. Students entering this program will develop the knowledge and skills for entry level employment as installers or mechanics in the air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating industry or provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in the field.

Program Structure

  • Introduction to HVAC/R — 250 Hours
  • HVAC/R Fundamentals — 250 Hours
  • HVAC/R Service Practices — 250 Hours

Program Requirements

The State of Florida requires students to meet the basic skill level requirement prior to program completion.

The basic skills grade levels for this program are:

  • Math: 10
  • Language: 9
  • Reading: 9
  • Uniform: Closed toe shoes, work pants and work shirt

Completion Requirements

A student must have passed all required courses in the program and satisfied all financial obligations before he or she is eligible to receive a certificate of completion for the program.


Tuition: $2.92 per program hour (750 Hours)

*Tuition and all fees are subject to change - refer to supply list for pricing


Monday through Thursday 4 - 9pm (38 weeks)


Central High School
14075 Ken Austin Parkway, Brooksville, FL 34613

“The Hernando County School District prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, age, genetic information, or disability in any of its programs, services or activities.”