The Refrigeration Technology program is 76 credits (994 clock hours) and provides students with the skills and knowledge to begin a successful career in the Refrigeration or HVAC field. The program provides students with the skills necessary to work as service technicians on domestic and commercial refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pump systems. Emphasis is placed on developing and understanding of electrical and refrigeration theory through a combination classroom and hands-on lab exercises. Service, repair, and troubleshooting techniques are taught on commercial refrigeration equipment and custom designed trainers. If you've been searching for refrigeration training in Atlanta, then we want to hear from you.
REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM SUMMARY
The Refrigeration certificatin program can be completed within eleven months in the daytime or thirteen months in the evening. Courses include:
- Fundamentals of Refrigeration
- Refrigeration Servicing & Techniques
- Basic Electricity
- Troubleshooting Controls & Motor Fundamentals
- Career Planning & Development
- Electrical Troubleshooting
- Mechanical Troubleshooting
- Refrigeration Technology Applications
- Refrigeration Technology Controls
- Refrigeration Design & Fundamentals
- Troubleshooting & Servicing Refrigeration Equipment
- Customer Relations
The program is successful because it provides high-quality training with the appropriate combination of classroom instruction and hands-on experience in a training lab. Students learn in a classroom environment and Refrigeration laboratory with custom designed trainers, domestic and commercial refrigeration equipment representative of what graduates will see in the real world. At the end of the program, students take the EPA exam to become certified to work with refrigerants.
IS THIS PROGRAM RIGHT FOR ME?
This program is recommended for those individuals that like working with their hands to diagnose and correct problems within electrical and mechanical systems, like to help, are courteous, have a pleasant manner, and can follow instructions easily. Recommended high school courses include mathematics, mechanical drawing, applied physics, chemistry, electronics, and computer applications. Knowledge of plumbing and electrical work, and experience with installation, maintenance, or repair is helpful, but not required.
Graduates of the Refrigeration training program in Georgia have worked in a variety of commercial and residential areas including:
- Refrigeration technician or mechanic
- Refrigeration operator
- Refrigeration equipment sales & service
- Refrigeration systems specialist
- Residential HVAC installation
- Commercial refrigeration installation
- Residential maintenance and repair technician
- Domestic appliance service and repair
- Ammonia Refrigeration Technician
- Installation and Servicing of Food & Beverage Equipment
- Transportation refrigeration technician/repairman
- Commercial maintenance and repair technician
- Refrigeration installation
- Refrigeration service and repair technician
- Residential HVAC service technician
- Commercial HVAC service technician
UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM, STUDENTS ARE QUALIFIED TO TAKE AN ONSITE EPA CERTIFICATION TEST TO OBTAIN THE FOLLOWING:
- Type I - Persons who maintain, service or repair small appliances must be certified as Type I technicians.
- Type II - Persons who maintain, service, repair or dispose of high or very high pressure appliances, except for small appliances or motor vehicle air conditioning systems, must be certified as Type II technicians.
- Type III - Persons who service, maintain, repair, or dispose of low pressure appliances must be certified as Type III technicians.
- Universal - Persons who maintain, service, repair or dispose of small appliances as well as high and low pressure equipment, must be certified as Universal technicians.
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