Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (Series of Courses)

  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning I

    This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of refrigerant cycle theory and is mostly theory with some hands-on learning. An introduction to basic electricity and the types of components found on small refrigeration equipment will be covered. Other areas of study include cutting, bending, flaring, swaging, and soldering of copper tubing. Tuition includes cost of textbook.


    Required additional costs: Hand tools (list of tools provided first night of class).

  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning II

    This class emphasizes service procedures and operation of system. Topics include attaching gauges, vacuuming, pressure testing, leak detection of water-cooled equipment, water towers, and basic chillers. Textbook from RAC I will be required. Required additional cost: Hand tools (list to be provided first night of class).

    Prerequisite: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning I

  • Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling

    In this course, students will learn the reason for recovering and/or recycling refrigerant from a sealed system, as well as the government regulations involved. The emphasis will be a hands-on activity with actual refrigerant recovery/recycling machinery. Included will be the safety and handling procedures for the new HFC-R410 Refrigerant. It is recommended that students provide their own gauge manifold set and hand tools.

    Prerequisite: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning II

  • EPA Seminar and Certification Test

    This exam is mandatory for all technicians who service, maintain, and repair commercial refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. The Environmental Protection Agency Technician Certification Exam certifies a technician in accordance with Section 608 of the Clean Air Act. Tuition includes cost of textbooks. Participants taking this exam can become certified in the following areas:

    Type I — Small Appliances
    Type II — High Pressure and Very High Pressure
    Type III — Low Pressure
    Universal — Types I, II, and III

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