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.
June 19, 2017
M State Commercial Refrigeration instructor Travis DeJong was awarded $22,700 in Shark Tank Innovation Funds that will be used to install a state-of-the-art rack system in the program's lab on the Moorhead campus, giving students experience with cutting-edge industry technology. Read more on the college's News site.
Commercial Refrigeration Diploma
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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720 Employed in your area
32 Estimated annual job openings
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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