All it takes is 9 months.

RSI students get hand-on training ensures our graduates are well prepared for the workplace.

This 9-month program provides training based on a broad range of knowledge in electrical and mechanical technologies, along with heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. Courses focus on the fundamentals of electricity, residential and commercial wiring, and comfort systems. An added value to the electromechanical technician training is the solar energy technology module which features an overview of the Photovoltaic (PV) Science with principles and application processes used in many solar powered systems.

Job Opportunities

Climate control and refrigeration is almost everywhere, and trained installation, service and maintenance technicians can get their start in the electro-mechanical technician training at RSI. Plus, gain skills and experience in the Solar Principles and Applications module with an introduction to the fundamentals of solar energy.

  • HVAC/R Technician
  • Solar Panel Technician
  • Power Plant Field technician
  • Solar Thermal Repair Technician
  • Solar Panel Installer
  • Solar Systems Troubleshooter
  • Facilities Maintenance Engineer/Technician
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Boiler Operator

Electro-Mechanical Technologies at RSI

  • Day and evening classes available
  • Offers program completion in just 9 months
  • Incorporates real world training with hands-on curriculum
  • Includes a Fundamentals of Solar course

Program Intro Video

Program Courses

Fundamentals of Electricity

HVE 100

100 Contact Hours
90 Lecture Hours
10 Lab Hours
4.0 Credit Hours

This course teaches students the basics of electrical applications, such as control circuit wiring, single-phase and three-phase motors and high-voltage wiring. It also teaches all of the safety processes for handling electrical systems, like grounding and energized circuits.

The training materials in Fundamentals of Electricity include:

• Information on multiple types of test meters and their proper use
• Electrical devices and control devices
• Troubleshooting

Fundamentals of Solar

HVE 110

100 Contact Hours
60 Lecture Hours
40 Lab Hours
4.0 Credit Hours

This module provides an overview of photovoltaic (PV) science and an introduction to the fundamentals of solar energy. Through a combination of lecture, problem solving and hands-on lab exercises, students will learn the concepts and processes of photovoltaic systems, including their design and installation. The module covers the scope of solar energy systems’ conceptual, mechanical and electrical design, with an emphasis on wiring and electrical issues.

Electrical Wiring – Residential

HVE 120

100 Contact Hours
60 Lecture Hours
40 Lab Hours
4.0 Credit Hours

This course teaches the fundamentals of residential wiring, with the National Electrical Code book as the guide.

Students should also be able to understand the following:

• Hand tools
• Ladders
• Shock hazards
• Protective equipment

The electrical code is also taught, ensuring students understand the proper placement of the following:

• Wiring
• Circuits
• Switches
• Receptacles
• Lighting fixtures
• GFCI devices

Students will also put everything they’ve learned in this class to the ultimate test: wiring a scaled-down three-bedroom home.

Electrical Wiring – Commercial

HVE 130

100 Contact Hours
60 Lecture Hours
40 Lab Hours
4.0 Credit Hours

The commercial wiring course also follows the National Electrical Code book, helping students understand:

• Load calculations
• Blueprint reading
• Cost estimating
• Three-phase motor wiring
• Conduit manipulation

Students will be put to the test of wiring a mock commercial building in accordance with codes. They will also wire commercial lighting and three-phase motors.

Fundamentals of Refrigeration

HVR 100

100 Contact Hours
90 Lecture Hours
10 Lab Hours
4.0 Credit Hours

This introductory course familiarizes students to the fundamentals of refrigeration. Topics include: laws of thermodynamics, pressure and temperature relationships, tools of the trade, refrigeration cycle, refrigerant management and safety.

Comfort Systems – Residential

HVR 110

100 Contact Hours
60 Lecture Hours
40 Lab Hours
4.0 Credit Hours

This advanced course provides students insight into the installation and servicing of residential comfort systems. Topics include: installation procedures, service, split-systems, electrical components, geothermal ground source energy supplies, dual fuel, valves, and safety.

Comfort Systems – Commercial

HVR 120

100 Contact Hours
60 Lecture Hours
40 Lab Hours
4.0 Credit Hours

This advanced course provides students insight into the installation and servicing of commercial comfort systems. Topics include: hydronic systems, chilled water systems, package units, cooling towers, accessories, and safety.

Refrigeration Systems and Practices

HVR 130

100 Contact Hours
60 Lecture Hours
40 Lab Hours
4.0 Credit Hours

This introductory course introduces students to refrigeration components, equipment, and systems. Students learn skills that support the installation, testing, and servicing of a refrigeration system. Topics include: piping, tubing, brazing, soldering, welding, troubleshooting, component identification and safety.

Advanced Troubleshooting

HVR 200

100 Contact Hours
70 Lecture Hours
30 Lab Hours
4.0 Credit Hours

This advanced course familiarizes students to the refrigeration systems and practices. Topics include: fundamental troubleshooting, troubleshooting electric heat, plotting the refrigeration cycle, troubleshooting split air conditioning systems, and troubleshooting heat pump systems.

Sound Interesting? Contact us for more information on this course and the Electromechanical Technician program below.

Electro-Mechanical Technologies Program School Calendar

RSI offers flexible scheduling with morning, afternoon, and evening courses.

Upcoming Class Start Dates

Class Schedules (Monday-Friday)

Morning Afternoon Evening
7:30am-12:30pm 12:45pm-5:45pm 6:00pm-10:00pm
Enrollment

Ready to Enroll?

Take the next step toward and exciting career! The RSI team is here to help you through every step of the process. Contact us for more information and schedule a personalized tour of our campus with an Admissions Representative. For out-of-state students, we have a virtual tour of our campus you can view.


For more information about our programs, please visit our website at: https://www.refrigerationschool.com/about-rsi/regulatory-information/.