Refrigeration & A/C Technology


This program is designed to provide students with the entry level knowledge and skills to install and repair: heating, air conditioning and commercial/residential refrigeration equipment. The program covers in practice and theory the electrical requirements from power sources to circuits, diagnosing, troubleshooting, and installation of RHVAC equipment and systems including ductwork and sheet metal fabrication. 



Refrigeration & A/C Technology teaches student how to make things cold or make things hot. Heaters, fans, blowers, condensers, air conditioning, and air distribution systems are all part of the climate control portion of the program. Students troubleshoot, diagnose, repair, and maintain equipment in the HVAC labs.

Sheet metal and ductwork add to the value of the program. There is an emphasis on electrical work and how it relates to climate control systems. Commercial refrigeration is also included and working on commercial freezers, walk in coolers, ice machines, pop machines, and refrigerants. Graduates can expect to work in the heating and cooling industry or could venture into the commercial food service industry where keeping food cold is a necessity.

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Graduates will be able to assume entry level positions as air conditioning service and installation technicians, parts and counter persons, building maintenance, refrigeration technicians, furnace installers including sheet metal fabricating.


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Students will work on the following types of equipment in the HVAC lab: commercial walk in coolers and freezers, central A/C, high, medium and low efficiency gas furnaces, oil furnaces and sheet metal fabrication brakes and formers. 

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Program Name:Refrigeration & AC Technology

This program is designed to be completed in: 60 Weeks

This program will cost $21,375.00 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.  

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0 of debt.  

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

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