Half a year to a new career.

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

This short 6 month refrigeration and HVAC certification training is designed to train and prepare students for entry as service and maintenance technicians in jobs that utilize technologies employed in the fields of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR). Courses focus on the fundamentals of comfort systems and refrigeration.

Job Opportunities

  • HVAC/R Service Technician
  • HVAC/R Installation Technician
  • Refrigeration Service Technician
  • Refrigeration Installation Technician
  • Low-Temperature Field Technician
  • Restaurant & Retail Refrigeration Technician
  • Commercial Refrigeration Technician

Refrigeration & HVAC Training at RSI

  • Day and evening classes available
  • Offers program completion in just 6 months
  • Incorporates real world training with hands-on curriculum

Program Intro Video

Program Courses

Fundamentals of Electricity

HVE 100

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

This introductory electrician course provides students an introduction to electrical concepts and theories used in the air conditioning and electrical industry. Topics include: A/C theory, electrical distribution systems, motors, voltage circuits, wiring diagrams, low voltage controls, and safety.

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 – 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.

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.

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.

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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.

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