The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology curriculum provides the basic knowledge to develop skills necessary to work with residential and light commercial systems. Topics include mechanical refrigeration, heating and cooling theory, electricity, controls, and safety. The diploma program covers air conditioning, furnaces, heat pumps, tools, and instruments.
Technicians often specialize in either installation or maintenance and repair, although they are trained to do both. They also may specialize in doing heating, air conditioning or refrigeration work. Some specialize in one type of equipment – for example, hydronics (water-based heating systems), solar panels or commercial refrigeration. Advancement may take the form of higher wages or positions such as supervisor or service manager.
NOTE: Students enrolling in this program must purchase student accident insurance.
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Please complete the following four steps to complete the admissions process.
Step 1: Complete an RCC Application for Admission.
Step 2: Complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). You will need to enter RCC’s school code: 002958.
Step 3: Request an OFFICIAL transcript from your high school/GED and all colleges attended. You may bring sealed copies of your transcripts to us, or institutions can send transcripts directly to RCC’s Admissions Office.
Step 4: Come by our office in person to speak with an admissions counselor who will discuss your program of study and placement test requirements
See the RCC Catalog for more information.