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Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Appliance/Controls

Career training so cool, you’ll get goose bumps!  At Apex Technical School, you will learn the skills to repair and maintain domestic and commercial air conditioning and refrigeration systems, as well as electrical controls, major home appliances and gas fired heating systems. During the program, you spend a total of 450 hours learning in-class and 450 hours completing hands-on training. By the end of the program, you will be able to troubleshoot and evaluate performance of refrigerators, air conditioning, and appliance equipment. The program also prepares you to take the EPA Type 608 certification exam.  Click here to view the list of  EPA certified technicians. Classes are available full time and part time to meet your needs. Classes start every few weeks; contact us for more information

HVAC classes include

  • Major Home Appliances: This course is designed to build a strong foundation in basic electricity.
  • Basic Refrigeration/Air Conditioning: This basic class is designed to teach the basic vapor compression cycle and understanding how refrigeration systems work.
  • Domestic Refrigeration/Air Conditioning: In this course, the skills learned from both Major Home Appliances and Basic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning are applied to domestic refrigerators, freezers and residential air conditioners.
  • Commercial Refrigeration: Student will be taught how to apply electrical and refrigeration theory to commercial refrigeration applications.
  • Commercial Air Conditioning: Students will learn students how to apply electrical and refrigeration theory to commercial air conditioning applications.
  • Advanced Commercial Refrigeration/Air Conditioning: In this advanced class, students will be taught how to operate and maintain a cooling tower, including cooling tower theory and piping diagrams.