Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating Service Technician Students

Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating Service Technician

28-credit Technical Diploma

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Installing, maintaining and repair of refrigeration, air-conditioning and heating systems is one of the fastest-growing skilled trades. These systems are critical in residential, commercial and industrial settings. In the Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating Service Technician program, learn how to safely install, maintain and service different refrigeration, heating and air conditioning equipment. In addition, get an introduction to alternative energy systems such as photovoltaic, wind and hydroelectric.

  • Prepare for jobs such HVAC service technician, install service technician, air conditioning technician or refrigeration technician.
  • Meets requirements for EPA Refrigeration Certificate.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Three-year Avg. Salary for Full-time Related Employment: $38,918

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Required Courses

Program Code 31-401-1

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 401-320 Electricity for HVAC3  
 401-330 Basic HVAC Mechanical Systems3  
 401-350 Fundamentals of Heating System3  
 401-355 Heating Systems Applications3  
 401-375 Alternative Energy Systems1  
 801-311 Communication in the Workplace2  
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 401-325 HVAC Plan & Print Reading3  
 401-335 Air Conditioning Fundamentals3  
 401-340 Refrigeration Fundamentals3  
 401-345 Refrigeration Applications3  
 401-380 Geothermal Systems1  
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Block Schedules for Spring 2019

Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.