Refrigeration, Air Cond & Heating Service Tech

Technical Diploma

This technical diploma is designed to develop the necessary entry-level competencies for work in the air conditioning, refrigeration and heating service industry on residential, commercial and light industrial equipment. Renewable energy applications will be applied during the program. All technical courses within this program are highly applied and hands-on oriented. Renewable energy has topped 10 percent of the total U.S. Energy area, which is good news for graduates of the program. The 608 EPA Federal Refrigerant Handling exam will be offered at the end of each semester.

program at a Glance

Refrigeration, Air Cond & Heating Service Tech 28-29 Credit Technical Diploma

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo General Studies Only
  • Medford General Studies Only
  • Phillips General Studies Only
  • Spencer General Studies Only
  • Wittenberg General Studies Only

Approximate Cost

$5,811 (Tuition: $4560, Books: $1251)

Average Starting Salary

$33,169 Annually, based on the 2014 NTC Graduate Employment Report.

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program Outcomes

  • Use most current guidelines and safety precautions in HVACR activities
  • Set up, operate and maintain equipment to industrial standards
  • Apply accepted principles in using related tools and equipment
  • Demonstrate good work ethics and teamwork
  • Support basic system maintenance

Course List

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Course List

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Transfer Opportunities

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