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The Refrigeration School


The Refrigeration School



Students can choose between different class timings and sessions, ranging from day to evening classes. In addition to the technical knowledge about HVAC/R, electrical, and solar systems, students also learn about interpersonal skills, marketing strategies, HVAC/R career paths, and much more.


Campus Location:

4210 East Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85034


The Refrigeration School (RSI) has trained individuals to become professional, entry-level Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) technicians since 1965. RSI has since expanded its training and now offers multiple career-focused training opportunities. RSI’s instructors are experienced industry professionals. RSI’s training programs are designed based on industry feedback to meet employers’ needs. RSI promotes a student-centric learning environment to support the learner who desires to put forth a great deal of effort to achieve his or her desired professional goals.


The Refrigeration School was established to train entry-level Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) technicians. The Refrigeration School added the Electrical Technologies and Electro-Mechanical Technologies courses in 1986 and 1987 respectively, to respond to the growing demand for entry-level electricians and facility maintenance technicians. In 1992 the school made an additional commitment and developed the Associate of Occupational Studies degree program in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering.


The RSI campus which is easily accessible from all parts of the Phoenix metropolitan area, includes two buildings with 21,000 square feet of classroom, lab, and support service facilities. An additional 5,400 square feet of outdoor shop area brings the total to over 26,000 square feet of training facilities. We at RSI want to ensure that your education experience is a rewarding one. Please note that RSI offers ample support to all its students. We wish you the best in achieving your educational and professional goals.


The Refrigeration School is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.


Enrolling into the Refrigeration School is easy and quick. You just need to follow these five simple steps to get admission in this technical academy.

• Contact the school and fix an appointment with their Admissions Representative. This will be an individual interview, where you will get answers of all your admission-related queries and programs.
• Take a personalized campus tour with their Admissions Representative. Visit their classes, training labs, and outside training facilities. Meet their faculty and current students, and ask them about the programs and how do they feel studying or working in this academy. If you are an international student, you can take a virtual campus tour on their website.
• Apply for admissions by submitting the enrollment form.
• If necessary, apply for their financial aid programs by filling the FAFSA with their school code, 014127.
• Start your career training at the Refrigeration School.


Financial Aid
The Refrigeration School offers several financial assistance programs to those who qualify. Students can choose from a wide range of financial aid programs, including private loans, federal grants and loans, federal SEOG grant, federal Pell grant, federal subsidized Stafford loan, federal plus loan, federal unsubsidized Stafford loan, etc. You can apply for any one of these federal financial assistance programs by filling the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Additionally, students can also benefit from their zero-interest payment plans, financial aid from third-party organizations, institutional scholarships, and/or outside scholarships.


Military Friendly School
The Refrigeration School is military friendly in many ways. It provides military educational benefits and tuition assistance to military personnel, active duty servicemen, military families, women, reservists, and veterans. Their military friendly programs help military personnel to easily transition from their service to resident life, so that they can pay for their education at RSI. The academy provides military tuition assistance in the following forms:
• MyCAA and GI Bill programs offered to eligible active-duty military personnel, veterans, and dependents.
• Military tuition pricing provided to eligible military members, including reservists, active-duty members, veterans, National Guard members, military retirees, active-duty dependent children and spouses, and honorably discharged veterans.
All these military programs are only provided to those who qualify.


Career Services
The Refrigeration School provides various career services to its existing students and graduates. Some of their career services include cover letter writing, resume preparation, employment searches, job opportunities, job fairs, interview preparation, certification resources, employer or professional networking, etc.

The Refrigeration School offers four vocational training programs, namely Electrical Technologies, Refrigeration Technologies, Electro-Mechanical Technologies (EMT), and Mechanical Maintenance Engineering. Among these, the Mechanical Maintenance Engineering program earns students an AOS degree.


Electrical Technologies
The Electrical Technologies program teaches students how to install and retain residential and commercial electrical equipment, create job estimates, and read blueprints. In this course, students get to know about diagnostics, installation techniques, electrical principles, servicing and repairing of electrical systems, fundamentals of electricity, etc. After completing this program, graduates can sit for the National Electric Code (NEC) examination and can get jobs as new construction electricians, power plant field technicians, and maintenance electricians.


Welding Specialist
The Welding Specialist program prepares a graduate for entry level positions in structural, pipe and pipeline, and thin alloy welding. Key welding processes include SMAW (stick), GMAW/FCAW (MIG/Fluxcore), and GTAW (TIG) welding procedures. Students receive training in welding safety, torch cutting processes, proper arc welding equipment setup, important welding control techniques, fundamental welding processes, and basic welding metallurgy. This intensive welding training program is primarily lab based and focuses on developing critical welding skills.


Refrigeration Technologies & HVACR Training
In the Refrigeration Technologies & HVACR training program, students learn how to install, diagnose, service, maintain, and repair refrigeration and mechanical equipment, with the help of electrical principles, refrigeration fundamentals, electricity fundamentals, advanced trouble shooting, refrigeration systems and practices, fundamentals of residential and commercial comfort systems, etc. Upon successful completion of this course, students can be employed as maintenance and service technicians in the fields of climate control, refrigeration, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR), etc.


Electro-Mechanical Technologies
The Electro-Mechanical Technologies program provides theoretical as well as hands-on training in mechanical and electrical technologies, in addition to ventilation, heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning techniques. The course covers topics like the basics of electricity, residential and commercial comfort systems and electrical wiring, fundamentals of refrigeration, advanced troubleshooting, refrigeration systems and practices, etc. Apart from this, the program also teaches students about solar energy technology and modules that includes the basics of solar energy and a synopsis of Photovoltaic (PV) Science, along with principles and application methods used in various solar powered systems. After completing this course, students can get jobs as maintenance electricians and air conditioning, heating and refrigeration technicians in the fields of electricity and climate control.


Mechanical Maintenance Engineering
The Mechanical Maintenance Engineering program provides advanced training in the field of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R). Students who have completed the on-campus Electro-Mechanical Technologies (EMT) course, offered by the same institute, can apply for this program. Students can choose between on-campus or online classes. The curriculum includes motors and applications, principles and applications of air, electrical systems and heat pumps, predictive maintenance and piping systems, boilers and boiler systems, chillers, cooling towers and maintenance, fundamentals of boilers, etc. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates receive an Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) degree. Moreover, they can get job positions as HVAC/R technicians, industrial refrigeration technicians, institutional and industrial maintenance engineers, etc., in the field of servicing and maintenance of large complex systems.


Electrical Applications


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