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The Refrigeration School


The Refrigeration School (RSI) has trained individuals to become professional, entry-level Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) technicians since 1965. RSI has since expanded its training and now offers multiple career-focused training opportunities. RSI’s instructors are experienced industry professionals. RSI’s training programs are designed based on industry feedback to meet employers’ needs. RSI promotes a student-centric learning environment to support the learner who desires to put forth a great deal of effort to achieve his or her desired professional goals.

The Refrigeration School was established to train entry-level Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) technicians. The Refrigeration School added the Electrical Technologies and Electro-Mechanical Technologies courses in 1986 and 1987 respectively, to respond to the growing demand for entry-level electricians and facility maintenance technicians. In 1992 the school made an additional commitment and developed the Associate of Occupational Studies degree program in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering.

The RSI campus which is easily accessible from all parts of the Phoenix metropolitan area, includes two buildings with 21,000 square feet of classroom, lab, and support service facilities. An additional 5,400 square feet of outdoor shop area brings the total to over 26,000 square feet of training facilities.

We at RSI want to ensure that your education experience is a rewarding one. Please note that RSI offers ample support to all its students. We wish you the best in achieving your educational and professional goals.

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The Refrigeration School (RSI) offers quality vocational training designed to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in the skilled trades, specifically in the fields of HVAC/R, electrical wiring and solar installation. Students are given the tools they'll need to succeed in the professional workplace, and are allowed ample practice time using modern equipment, such as our E-STAR and M-STAR systems. Our career-focused curriculum offers hands-on training with an emphasis on troubleshooting, and our highly experienced instructors guide trainees toward mastery. Graduates who are dedicated to learning will find that the techniques, technology and problem-solving attitudes honed at a reputable technical school can provide a solid foundation for a rewarding career. RSI has been helping students succeed for over five decades, and proudly offers extensive career services, housing assistance, GED training and financial aid for those who qualify.

Points of Distinction

  • Located in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Hands-on skills training
  • Over 26,000 square foot facility
  • Associate's degree in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering available
  • Programs last 3-15 months
  • Career services available


RSI's highly-qualified faculty members care about student progress and success. Faculty members at RSI use their industry experience to help students gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the job market. Instructors employ a combination of lecture and shop classes with a major emphasis on "hands-on" training. The school uses industry feedback to sculpt their curriculum in an attempt to prepare students to meet employer needs.

Student Life

The Refrigeration School, Inc. is a commuter school and does not offer on-campus housing for students. However, the school has partnered with EDUrent to help students find housing and potential roommates. Students will learn using the E-Star and M-Star troubleshooting systems. The RSI campus buildings include 21,000 square feet of classroom, lab, and support service venues. Additionally, RSI boasts 5,400 square feet of outdoor shop area which brings the total facilities area to over 26,000 square feet. Students can complete some programs in as little as three months of study. An associate degree program is available to complete in just 15 months. The Career Services Department assists students with resumes, interview techniques and job searches.

Financial Aid Information:

Type of Aid

Percent receiving aid

Any student financial aid184%
Grant or scholarship aid71%
Federal grants65%
Pell grants65%
Other federal grants20%
State/local government grant or scholarships4%
Institutional grants or scholarships36%
Student loan aid70%
Federal student loans69%
Other student loans1%

All Undergraduate Students:

Type of Aid

Percent receiving aid

Grant or scholarship aid170%
Pell grants64%
Federal student loans70%

1 includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.


  • Electrical Technologies
  • Welding Specialist
  • Refrigeration Technologies & HVACR Training
  • Electro-Mechanical Technologies
  • Mechanical Maintenance Engineering


  1. Home Page, Refrigeration School Inc., http://www.refrigerationschool.com/
  2. Programs, Refrigeration School Inc., http://www.refrigerationschool.com/programs/
  3. About RSI, Refrigeration School Inc., http://www.refrigerationschool.com/about-rsi/
  4. Accreditation, Refrigeration School Inc., http://www.refrigerationschool.com/about-rsi/accreditation/
  5. Student Housing Assistance, Refrigeration School Inc., http://www.refrigerationschool.com/about-rsi/student-housing-assistance/
  6. Why Students Choose RSI, Refrigeration School Inc., http://www.refrigerationschool.com/about-rsi/why-students-choose-rsi/
  7. About Career Services at RSI, Refrigeration School Inc., http://www.refrigerationschool.com/about-career-services/

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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