The Commercial Refrigeration diploma program provides technicians with the advanced training that will qualify them for specialized work with commercial refrigeration equipment and systems.
As a student in the Commercial Refrigeration program, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to service and maintain commercial refrigeration equipment, including walk-in coolers and freezers, supermarket refrigeration systems and ice makers. This 35-credit diploma is offered on M State's Moorhead campus.
Admission to the Commercial Refrigeration program requires completion of M State's Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration diploma program or previous experience in the commercial refrigeration industry with the permission of the instructor.
The comprehensive training - which includes essential skills in designing, installing and maintaining today's energy efficient refrigeration equipment - will prepare you for advancement in an expanding industry with a broad range of employment opportunities.
This program is eligible for the Minnesota Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program. Participating students will have their tuition and fees paid after Federal Pell and Minnesota State grants have been applied to their accounts.
There is no separate application for this grant. Interested students apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or, for undocumented students, the Minnesota Dream Act Application. Funding is limited, so submit the FAFSA as early as possible since applicants will be ranked by their application date.
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Commercial Refrigeration Diploma
Students in this program will gain the skills and knowledge to be able to service and maintain commercial refrigeration equipment, which includes walk-in coolers and freezers, grocery stores, and ice-makers. Students will gain skills in layout, installation, and repair. Employment exists with manufacturers, engineers, contractors, and specialized service firms. Students learn to research and develop applications of more efficient, cost-effective equipment and procedures. The knowledge to design, install, and maintain these special environments for people, products, and perishables is essential today.
Air Conditioning Mechanic and Installer regional wage
There's a strong demand nationwide for skilled commercial refrigeration technicians. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the career field will experience growth of 34 percent between 2010 and 2020, spurred in large part by new technologies and the growing consumer focus on energy efficiency.
The rapid expansion in this industry provides both new job openings and opportunities for advancement. As a graduate, you'll find employment opportunities as refrigeration mechanic and installer, heating and air conditioning mechanic and installer, and cooling and freezing equipment operator and tender.
Description: Install, service, or repair heating and air conditioning systems in residences or commercial establishments.
Typical education level:Vocational Certificate
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The average retirement age in the U.S. is 65 years old. Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers in the 55-64 and the 65+ categories are 1-10 years away from retirement. When older workers retire, there will likely be a demand for new workers.
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Last modified: April 5th, 2016 at 09:42am