Electro-Mechanical Technologies Training

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Electro Mechanical Technologies Program at RSI

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.

  • Day and evening classes available
  • Can be completed in as little as 9 months
  • Incorporates real world training with hands-on curriculum
  • Includes a Fundamentals of Solar course

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All it takes is 9 months

Climate control and refrigeration is almost everywhere, and trained installation, service and maintenance technicians can get their start in the Electro-Mechanical Technologies program at RSI. Plus, gain skills and experience in the Solar Principles and Applications module with an introduction to the fundamentals of solar energy. Possible job opportunities include:

  • 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

Employment is Expected to Grow for HVAC/R in the US to 414,200 Jobs by 2028!i

Flexible Class Schedules

Class schedules range from morning, afternoon and evening, depending on the program and campus location. RSI offers flexible schedules whether you are just graduating from high school, changing your career, or transitioning from military to civilian life. We work hard to find the right program and the right schedule to help you succeed. Contact us for more information on upcoming class times and start dates for the Electro-Mechanical Technologies program.

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Program Courses

Fundamentals of Electricity

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

HVE 100

  • 100 Contact Hours
  • 90 Contact Hours
  • 10 Contact Hours
  • 4.0 Contact Hours

Fundamentals of Solar

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.

HVE 110

  • 100 Contact Hours
  • 60 Contact Hours
  • 40 Contact Hours
  • 4.0 Contact Hours

Electrical Wiring – Residential

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.

HVE 120

  • 100 Contact Hours
  • 60 Contact Hours
  • 40 Contact Hours
  • 4.0 Contact Hours

Electrical Wiring – Commercial

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.

HVE 130

  • 100 Contact Hours
  • 60 Contact Hours
  • 40 Contact Hours
  • 4.0 Contact Hours

Fundamentals of Refrigeration

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.

HVR 100

  • 100 Contact Hours
  • 90 Contact Hours
  • 10 Contact Hours
  • 4.0 Contact Hours

Comfort Systems – Residential

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.

HVR 110

  • 100 Contact Hours
  • 60 Contact Hours
  • 40 Contact Hours
  • 4.0 Contact Hours

Comfort Systems – Commercial

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.

HVR 120

  • 100 Contact Hours
  • 60 Contact Hours
  • 40 Contact Hours
  • 4.0 Contact Hours

Refrigeration Systems and Practices

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.

HVR 130

  • 100 Contact Hours
  • 60 Contact Hours
  • 40 Contact Hours
  • 4.0 Contact Hours

Advanced Troubleshooting

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.

HVR 200

  • 100 Contact Hours
  • 70 Contact Hours
  • 30 Contact Hours
  • 4.0 Contact Hours

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

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Class Schedules

Morning (M-F) Afternoon (M-F) Evening (M-Th)
7:30am-12:30pm 12:45pm-5:45pm 6:00pm-10:00pm

Alumni Testimonials

iEmployment is expected to grow for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (499021) in the US to 414, 200 through 2028 and in Arizona to 11,320 through 2026.
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