The programs of study offered at The Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI), a technical school in Phoenix, AZ, focus on helping you develop problem solving, critical thinking, communication and teamwork skills. The emphasis in our technical school is placed on helping you begin to expand your skills and understanding in technical areas that will have sensible value in the workplace.

Technical School Information

The following facts are found on the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics in regards to the Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC) Mechanics and Installers field ( learn more at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/heating-air-conditioning-and-refrigeration-mechanics-and-installers.htm ):

  • Employment is projected to grow faster than average.
  • Job prospects are expected to be excellent, particularly for those with training from an accredited technical school or with formal apprenticeship training.
  • Obtaining technical school certification through an accredited technical school is increasingly recommended by employers and may improve advancement opportunities.
  • Heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers held about 270,000 jobs in 2004; almost half worked for plumbing, heating, and air conditioning contractors. The remainder was employed in a variety of industries throughout the country, reflecting a widespread dependence on climate-control systems. Some worked for fuel oil dealers, refrigeration and air-conditioning service and repair shops, technical schools, universities, and stores that sell heating and air-conditioning systems. Local governments, the Federal Government, hospitals, office buildings, and other organizations that operate large air-conditioning, refrigeration, or heating systems employed others. About 15 percent of mechanics and installers were self-employed.

At RSI of Phoenix AZ, we believe our technical school students learn more from hands-on training than reading a book or listening to lectures.  The STAR System was developed by the staff at The Refrigeration School, Inc., who realized the significance of hands-on troubleshooting and technical training experience in the classroom environment.  To get this experience before the STAR was created; all training units had to be “pre-bugged” by instructors. Now things are different!

E-STAR Training

Now your instructor can program problems into a STAR Trainer in a couple of seconds. Students use actual test equipment, such as meters, to troubleshoot the systems and isolate the problems following established troubleshooting procedures. Once the problem is identified, you can program in your solutions, and see if the unit will operate properly. If you make a wrong choice, STAR will not go on until the correct solution is input.  The outcome is that the troubleshooting repair cycle will take most students less than three minutes to correct.  This is just one of the methods we use to make sure that you get the quality of hands-on vocational training you need in a short period of time, and enter this career field as an HVAC/R service technician as fast as possible.

The Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI) of Phoenix, AZ offers not only technical training but also support in seeking financial aid and our Placement Assistance staff works with each graduate to find the right employment.

Educational Objective

The objective of this course is to train and prepare students for entry level positions in the HVAC industry.  A student is required to complete each phase of training with a proven degree of competence and, upon successful completion of the course, the student should have the necessary skills to enter these fields.  It is understood that to become an expert in any field requires dedication, hard work, continued schooling and most certainly HVAC training classes.

Technical School Career Opportunities

Technical Maintenance

  • Air Conditioner Maintenance
  • Heating / Boiler Maintenance
  • Lead Maintenance Technician
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Maintenance Foreman
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Refrigeration Maintenance

Technical School HVAC Careers

  • HVAC Assistant Supervisor
  • HVAC Designer
  • HVAC Engineer
  • HVAC Installer
  • HVAC Machine Builder
  • HVAC Sales Executive
  • HVAC Technican
  • Controls/Chiller Technician
  • Chiller Operations Specialist
  • Technical School Refrigeration Careers
  • Refrigeration Installer
  • Refrigeration Technician
  • Refrigeration Maintenance
  • Refrigeration System Design
  • Commercial Refrigeration

Technical School Climate Control Careers

  • Air Balance Apprentice
  • Air Conditioner Maintenance
  • Air Conditioner Repair
  • Air Conditioning Technician
  • Environmental Control Specialist
  • Heating System Repair
  • Furnace Installation
  • Furnace Repair

Technical School Engineering Careers

  • HVAC Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Operator Engineer
  • Facilities Engineer
  • Electrical Egineer
  • Draftsman Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Building Engineer

Other Technical School Careers

  • Commercial Dispatch Coordinator
  • Electronic Journeyman
  • Energy/Environmental Manager
  • Warehouse Manager Waste
  • Water Special Order Control
  • Water Treatment Specialist

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