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Refrigeration Technology

This training program for Refrigeration Technicians enables students to develop the skills necessary to work as a service technicians on domestic and commercial refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump systems. Emphasis is placed on developing a thorough understanding of electrical and refrigeration theory through classroom experiences and practical application. Service, repair, and troubleshooting techniques are taught on late model equipment in a fully equipped training facility. Students are taught how to safely handle, store, and dispose of CFC refrigerants, according to EPA requirements, related to diagnostic, service and repair procedures. Technical proficiency and competency are developed by using test and service equipment to improve diagnostic and repair techniques. Laboratory experience helps develop skills in brazing and soldering copper, steel and aluminum.  This program is approved as an electrical specialty training school for Appliance Repair (07D) by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Electrical Section.  This program is accredited by the Professional Service Association, a national appliance industry organization.

To earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS), the student must complete all requirements for the certificate program plus 20 credits of General Education.  Transfer credit from other institutions will be considered upon validation of transcript and course work.  Students holding a recent (five years) Certificate of Completion from Renton Technical College should contact the Registrar for degree options.

Program Options:

  • Certificate of Completion
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Instructors:
Paul Baeder

John Campbell

Program Length:

  • 4 quarters
  • 74 credits
  • Monday - Friday,
    7:30am - 2:00pm

Estimated Costs:

  • Tuition $7,300.00
  • Supplies $500.00 

Enrollment:

  • Students may enter the program at the beginning of fall or spring quarter