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Commercial Refrigeration Technician

The Commercial Refrigeration Technician Certificate program will provide students with the knowledge and skills pertaining to the maintenance and repair of ice machines as well as both medium and low temperature walk-ins, reach-ins, and supermarket refrigeration. Previous experience in refrigeration is not required to enter the program.

Career Opportunities

After completing the program, which consists of both lecture and lab experiences, the graduate will be prepared to seek employment as an entry-level technician as a refrigeration mechanic or general facilities repair person.

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Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 28

Program Requirements

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Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ARCTK 119BLUEPRINT READING - CONSTRUCTION 1
REACT 110INTRODUCTION TO REFRIGERATION 4
REACT 112RESIDENTIAL AIR CONDITIONING 4
REACT 118ELECTRICITY AS IT APPLIES TO HVAC/R 4
REACT 119SHEET METAL FOR HVAC/R 2
REACT 120RESIDENTIAL FURNACES 4
REACT 130LIGHT COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION 4
REACT 131COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION AND ICE MACHINES 4
REACT 139RESIDENTIAL SYSTEMS INSTALLATION 1

Students must provide the following items: safety glasses with side shields, work gloves, basic scientific calculator, and thumb drive. After completion students can pursue the HVAC Technician Certificate or HVAC/R Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1REACT 110; REACT 118; REACT 119; REACT 120; REACT 112; ARCTK 119
Spring Semester 1REACT 139; REACT 130; REACT 131

Program Contact Information

Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department

Dirksen Building
Room 09
(309)694-5293

Illinois Career Cluster

Architecture and Construction

Career Pathway:
Maintenance/Operations

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