Refrigeration Technologies Training Program

icon-clock Duration: 6 Months

The 6-month refrigeration and HVAC training program 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.

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

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Learn the Skills You Need in as little as 6 months!

  • 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

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 Refrigeration 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 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 HVAC Training & Certification program below.

Refrigeration Technologies Training Program School Calendar

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

Upcoming Class Start Dates


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.