14 Credits | Less than 1 Year
Career Cluster: Architecture and Construction
The WITC HVAC/R program and pathway programs operate out of a state-of-the-art facility on our Superior campus. Through partnerships with Trande USA, Snap-On Tools and the National Coalition of Certification Centers, WITC trains students to work with light commercial and residential refrigeration and air conditioning systems. As a student, you can leave with credentials in multiple National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) certifications and EPA Section 608 Technical certification.
The Refrigeration Essentials program will allow you to complete coursework in Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Basic Mechanical Fundamentals, along with Principles of AC/DC and Applied Technical Math 1. This program can be completed in one semester (16 weeks). Upon successful completion, you will be prepared to test for the EPA Section 608 Technical Certificate and NC3 certifications.
Refrigeration Essentials graduates will be able to:
- Perform limited service on refrigeration and air conditioning systems
- Perform limited installation on refrigeration and air conditioning systems
- Demonstrate ability to solder, braze and flare copper piping
- Demonstrate ability to troubleshoot electrical systems on refrigeration and air conditioning systems
WITC's new state-of-the-art facilities was completed in spring of 2017 under the guidance of Trane USA, Snap-On Tools and the National Coalition of Certification Centers. The facility provides multiple work stations with individual power and gas supplies. Modern LED lighting and an environmental comfort system make the labs and classroom a comfortable learning experience.
Industry-leading core instructors.
Refrigeration Essentials is available at the Superior campus. Foundational skills and principles learned in this program prepare you to work in the light commercial and residential refrigeration and air conditioning industry.
As a student, you can build upon your skills and continue in the HVAC Installation Technician or HVAC/R technical diploma programs.
This program will prepare you to earn an EPA Section 608 Technical Certification (Refrigerant Storage/Handling) and an NC3 Certification. NC3 certification exams administered include: Indoor Air Quality, Building Performance Instruments (BPI) - Leak Detection, Air to Air Heat Pumps and Conditioners and 575 Multi-Meter Certification.
Core instructors for this program come with a diverse background in the HVAC/R trade with a combined experience of over 65 years.
You could take this first and get a credential.
Advance your skills.
HVAC Installation Technician
Continue your education to obtain a two-year technical diploma.
Obtain a bachelor's degree through WITC's transfer opportunities.
Admissions and Tuition
WITC has a simple admission process that can be completed in two steps. Simply fill out an application form and complete the Functional Abilities Disclosure.
Tuition and Fees
WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2019-20*
14 Credits | Less than 1 Year
$618 for books
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the WITC Refrigeration Essentials Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Refrigeration Essentials technical diploma.