The Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI) has trained individuals to become professional, entry-level Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) technicians since 1965. RSI has since expanded its training and now offers multiple career-focused training opportunities. RSI’s instructors are experienced industry professionals. RSI’s training programs are designed based on industry feedback to meet employers’ needs. RSI promotes a student-centric learning environment to support the learner who desires to put forth a great deal of effort to achieve his or her desired professional goals.

 The Refrigeration School was established to train entry-level Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) technicians. The Refrigeration School added the Electrical Technologies and Electro-Mechanical Technologies courses in 1986 and 1987 respectively, to respond to the growing demand for entry-level electricians and facility maintenance technicians. In 1992 the school made an additional commitment and developed the Associate of Occupational Studies degree program in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering.

The RSI campus which is easily accessible from all parts of the Phoenix metropolitan area, includes two buildings with 21,000 square feet of classroom, lab, and support service facilities. An additional 5,400 square feet of outdoor shop area brings the total to over 26,000 square feet of training facilities.

We at RSI want to ensure that your education experience is a rewarding one. Please note that RSI offers ample support to all its students. We wish you the best in achieving your educational and professional goals.

 Why RSI?

 At RSI we offer career focused training. RSI offers training programs for entry-level careers in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R), residential and commercial electrical wiring (maintenance electrician), and solar installation. Most of our programs include hands-on training with an emphasis on troubleshooting. Our HVAC/R training utilizes unique systems known as the E-STAR and M-STAR, which gives students the hands-on troubleshooting experience that sets our graduates apart. Instructors now have the ability to program problems into an E-STAR or M-STAR Trainer in a few seconds. The trainee uses actual test equipment, such as meters, gauges, and temperature probes to troubleshoot the systems and isolate the problems following proven troubleshooting procedures. With more than four decades of history, RSI has the administrative skill, experience, and close ties with the industry that are necessary for you to get the quality training needed. RSI graduates have a broad range of career opportunities, and are qualified as entry-level technicians. With today’s residential, commercial, and industrial HVAC/R systems more sophisticated than ever, the industry requires a workforce with specialized knowledge and skills for installations, maintenance and repairs.

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to assisting students in achieving their educational goals. RSI’s faculty consists of industry experts and dedicated, trained professionals ready to assist you. There’s never been a better time to enroll. Come explore your dreams of career satisfaction and financial independence.

Mission Statement

The mission of The Refrigeration School is to assist learners in development of the skills and knowledge necessary for employment and professional growth.