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Train to Become a Refrigeration Technician at Miller-Motte

Interested in training to become a refrigeration technician, but unsure which program prepares you for entry level positions upon completion? Miller-Motte College’s Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Basic Refrigeration (HVAC/BR) program might be an ideal fit for you. Each course is led by industry-experienced instructors who guide students through hands-on training.

Our program exposes students to proper shop safety procedures and materials to prepare for the EPA Section 608 certification. Upon successful completion, students will receive a diploma in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Basic Refrigeration.

Whether you want to change careers or enter this field for the first time, our program has plenty to offer.

Refrigeration Technician Responsibilities

A refrigeration technician’s responsibilities include installing, troubleshooting, and repairing refrigeration systems such as walk-in coolers, vending machines, and refrigerators. Once new units are installed, they observe and test them to ensure they function properly.  

They also process and complete work orders, perform routine maintenance to guarantee optimal performance, and maintain stock levels.  

While HVAC specialists can work on refrigeration systems, their specialties are heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units. Refrigeration technicians take HVAC a step further with specialized training in different types of refrigeration systems.  

They provide an in-depth understanding of various refrigeration system types and can interpret technical instructions and blueprints. Their clientele–which can be industrial, commercial, or residential–determines which type of EPA Section 608 certificate they need.

Refrigeration Technician Training with MMC

Miller-Motte College’s Fayetteville and Raleigh campuses offer an HVAC and Basic Refrigeration (HVAC/BR) Training Program. It exposes students to basic understanding of electrical systems and how to perform basic equipment repairs. It combines hands-on training under industry-experienced instructors with classroom work, so students may put theory into practice.   

We aim to produce well-rounded professionals through our HVAC/BR Program. It assists in providing a foundation in electrical circuitry relating to HVAC installations, basic HVAC system repairs and more. Our program also prepares students to apply for entry-level positions in residential and commercial air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration fields. 

With our program, you have the opportunity to study:  

  • How to properly use specialty tools in the work environment   
  • How to install, troubleshoot, and repair climate control systems such as air conditioners, refrigeration units, heating units, and more    
  • Basic and advanced principles of electrical systems relating to HVAC/BR
  • Customer service skills 
  • To perform routine maintenance and repairs on a variety of equipment and more 

In addition, our program is recognized by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER). Students in our program are exposed to core and key competencies which assist students in earning NCCER-issued credentials. These credentials are recognized throughout the industry and signifies your training from NCCER-approved programs for HVAC/Refrigeration roles.

Refrigeration Technician Training with MMC

In 2021, NCCER reported almost 85% of HVAC/Refrigeration residential replacements were not installed based on the manufacturers specifications. This same release highlighted almost 40% of the motors being replaced functioned properly when tested in the factory. NCCER aims to improve HVAC/Refrigeration education to increase efficiency and competency among NCCER recognized program graduates.  

The goal of NCCER recognized programs is to close the skill gap between HVAC education and what employers seek. NCCER collaborates with subject matter experts to develop additional resources to aid in the success of future technicians.  

NCCER also has a registry system which tracks credentials and certifications for industry professionals. This secure system may be accessed by organizations and companies to find potential candidates for new hire positions.  

As a refrigeration technician, preparing for and having an NCCER certificate may help you stand out from the crowd. It may also provide a more in-depth understanding of proper procedures, protocols and blueprints during installation, removal, and maintenance. 

Why Choose MMC for Refrigeration Technician Training?

Miller-Motte College aims to provide career-focused education to our students. Every course and program were designed to provide students foundational knowledge and practical training for their new career. Skills learned in the previous course are built upon or expanded in following courses. 

Each course aims to deepen students’ understanding of their new industry, employee expectations, and how to navigate workplace situations. We aim for students to have the skills and experience to apply for entry-level positions upon program completion.  

In addition to industry-experienced instructors, hands-on training, and useful content, our HVAC/BR program can be completed in 10 months. Programs start every five weeks and enrollment is rolling. Start preparing for your new career today. 

In Summary

Refrigeration technicians specialize in installation, maintenance, and repairs for refrigeration systems. Upon installation, they test units to ensure they function as intended. They aim to ensure installations and repairs are completed in compliance with the manufacturer’s blueprints for optimal system performance. 

Miller-Motte College aims to provide industry-current education and thorough safety training through our HVAC & Basic Refrigeration program. Students could complete and earn their diploma in as little as 10 months. Upon successful program completion, students should have the knowledge and experience for entry level positions in HVAC/Refrigeration. 

MMC’s HVAC & Basic Refrigeration program is recognized by the NCCER which aims to improve efficiency among refrigeration technicians. Students in our program are exposed to NCCER key and core competencies which may help students earn NCCER-issued credentials. 

Our HVAC & Basic Refrigeration program provides instruction and training in: 

  • Electrical circuitry relating to HVAC/Refrigeration installations  
  • Performing basic repairs and maintenance on HVAC/Refrigeration systems  
  • Preventative maintenance relating to refrigeration systems 
  • Customer service skills and more.

As part of our program, students must sit for the EPA Section 608 certification exam.  

All of these things combined produce a training and learning experience unique to Miller-Motte students. Our career-focused programs were designed to prepare students for workplace situations and responsibilities. We aim for our students to go from the classroom to the workplace with a strong foundation to build upon.  

Are you ready to begin training for your career in HVAC/Refrigeration?  Request more information by completing this form.   

Would you prefer to speak with someone over the phone instead? Speak with an Admissions Representative today at (800) 705-9182 to get started.