AC LogoOur programs are tailored for students eager to pursue careers in residential and commercial air conditioning and refrigeration, providing industry-validated, hands-on training that emphasizes contemporary technologies and equipment.

The curriculum offers a comprehensive range of subjects, covering air conditioning and refrigeration principles and theory, electrical theory and application, gas and electrical heating, central A/C principles, residential and commercial air conditioning, system design, commercial refrigeration, heat pumps, and troubleshooting techniques. Whether mastering the intricacies of HVAC systems or delving into the nuances of refrigeration, students graduate equipped with the skills and knowledge essential for success in the field.

Supplementing technical training, our AAS degree program integrates additional academic courses, ensuring a well-rounded educational experience. Both programs prioritize ongoing training updates to keep students abreast of industry advancements. Through interactive computer-aided training, students engage dynamically with course material, enhancing their learning journey.

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You must see a CATE Center Advisor before enrollment.

Upon program completion, students are primed to pursue Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Type I, II, III, and Universal certification tests, facilitating entry into the profession. These tests are conveniently available on campus through the Continuing Education office or via a Home Study program.

Our instructional staff brings an average of 12 years of combined field and teaching experience to the classroom, offering a wealth of practical knowledge. Holding Universal Refrigerant Transition and Recovery certification, they remain at the forefront of industry practices through active participation in update seminars, trade shows, and manufacturer training, ensuring students receive top-tier instruction and guidance.

Additionally, our program instructors are esteemed members of leading organizations such as the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRE).

These programs are offered at our central campus and various continental and international sites.

For more information, see Program Options.