Refrigeration Technologies

icon-clock Duration: 7 Months

icon-book Campus Availability: Jacksonville, FL Houston, TX

Upcoming Class Start Dates

ClassLocationDate
Classes StartJacksonville, FL08/03/2021
Classes StartHouston, TX08/16/2021
Classes StartJacksonville, FL08/31/2021
Classes StartHouston, TX09/13/2021

Jacksonville, FL Class Schedules

Morning (M-F) Evening (M-F)
7:30am-12:30pm 6:00pm-10:00pm

Houston, TX Class Schedules

Morning (M-F)
7:30am-12:30pm

 

The Refrigeration Technologies program trains students in the fundamentals of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technologies (HVAC/R). This hands-on training program prepares students for job opportunities as entry-level positions in refrigeration service and maintenance. Available at Tulsa Welding School Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida, and Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center in Houston, Texas, the Refrigeration Technologies program can be completed in as little as seven months.

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Available at Our Jacksonville, FL & Houston, TX Campuses

Our expert instructors will train you in the skills necessary to become a valuable refrigeration technician who knows how to maintain and service HVAC and refrigeration equipment.

Here are just some of the in-demandi career opportunities that await you after completing your training:

• Refrigeration technician
• Commercial refrigeration installer/technician
• Commercial transportation refrigeration troubleshooter
• HVAC/R service technician
• HVAC/R installation technician
• Refrigeration service technician
• Low-Temperature field

Employment is Expected to Grow for HVAC/R in the US to 391,900 Jobs by 2029!i

Flexible Class Schedules

Class schedules are available in the morning and evening, depending on the program and campus location. TWS offers flexible schedules whether you are just graduating from high school, changing your career, or transitioning from military to civilian life. We work hard to find the right program and the right schedule to help you succeed. Contact us for more information on upcoming class times and start dates for the Refrigeration Technologies program.

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Program Courses

Fundamentals of Electricity

This course provides students with a basic understanding of electricity. Instructors will teach schematic wiring, test meter usage and safety processes for handling electrical systems. Students will work with dual voltage systems commonly found in HVAC/R equipment and learn about control circuit wiring and high voltage wiring.

HVE100

  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 90 Lecture Hours
  • 10 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 14.5 Outside Prep Hours

Fundamentals of Solar

Students will learn the concepts and processes of photovoltaic systems, including their design and installation, through lectures and hands-on lab exercises. This course also teaches solar energy systems’ conceptual, mechanical and electrical design, as well as wiring and electrical issues that can arise.

HVE110

  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 60 Lecture Hours
  • 40 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 9.5 Outside Prep Hours

Fundamentals of Refrigeration

This class teaches students the mechanical and physical properties of the refrigeration cycle. Students will also be introduced to important tools used in the refrigeration industry:

  • Manifold gauge set
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Service wrenches
  • Charging
  • Recovery equipment

Fundamentals of Refrigeration also teaches students the necessary safety precautions to take when handling refrigerant and working in close proximity with rotating machinery.

HVR100

  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 90 Lecture Hours
  • 10 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 8 Outside Prep Hours

Comfort Systems – Residential

This course trains students in building schematics and wiring air conditioning and heating systems. Students will also gain experience in working with:

  • Residential split systems
  • Packaged heat pump systems
  • Air conditioners
  • Gas furnaces
  • Evaporative coolers
  • Gas piping, sizing and installation

HVR110

  • Prerequisite Course(s): HVE100, HVR100
  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 60 Lecture Hours
  • 40 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 6 Outside Prep Hours

Comfort Systems – Commercial

In this course, students will learn how to safely remove and replace components in residential and HVAC systems like fan motors, fans, electrical components and compressors. They’ll also learn about brazing techniques with oxy/acetylene, refrigerant piping manipulation and air balance.

Students in this course will be tested on R410a. If successful, they will receive an R410a safety certification and EPA section 609 certification.

HVR120

  • Prerequisite Course(s): HVE100, HVR100
  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 60 Lecture Hours
  • 40 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 20 Outside Prep Hours

Refrigeration Systems & Practices

Students will learn how to maintain, monitor and manage residential and commercial-grade walk-in refrigerators and freezers. Some of the hands-on instruction in this course includes changing out compressors and servicing critically charged systems to enhance students’ understanding of mechanical and electrical troubleshooting.

HVR130

  • Prerequisite Course(s): HVE100
  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 60 Lecture Hours
  • 40 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours

Advanced Troubleshooting Techniques

This course has students training with the E-STAR Trainer, equipment developed to help students hone their electrical and troubleshooting skills. Students will also study mechanical troubleshooting, schematic wiring and the operation and maintenance of reciprocating liquid chillers.

This class also gives students the opportunity to qualify for EPA section 608 certification.

HVR200

  • Prerequisite Course(s): HVE100
  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 70 Lecture Hours
  • 30 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 15 Outside Prep Hours

Sound Interesting? Contact us for more information on this course and the Refrigeration Training Program

iEmployment is expected to grow for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (499021) in the US to 391,900 through 2029, in Florida to 38,840 through 2028 and in Texas to 32,990 through 2028
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