Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Commercial Refrigeration Systems

This program is delivered only through Matanuska-Susitna College.

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Occupational Endorsement Certificate Programs.


Students are urged to meet with a faculty advisor prior to enrollment in RH classes. Certain courses require prerequisites or faculty permission. See an advisor for information on the recommended course sequence.

Graduation Requirements

Program Requirements

RH A101Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Fundamentals4
RH A105Electrical Circuits for Refrigeration and Heating I3
RH A122Refrigeration and Air Conditioning4
RH A126Electrical Circuits for Refrigeration and Heating II3
RH A132Troubleshooting for HVAC/R Systems3
Total Credits17

A total of 17 credits is required for the certificate.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with the Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Commercial Refrigeration Systems will be able to:

  • Apply the fundamental laws of physics related to the air conditioning and refrigeration industry.
  • Understand and describe the function of individual components that make up refrigeration systems.
  • Work safely with tools, torches, electricity, refrigerants, and other equipment and materials associated with refrigeration work.
  • Follow work practices that are environmentally responsible.
  • Obtain employment as an entry-level refrigeration technician and be able to advance professionally.
  • Work effectively with customers, employers, and co-workers.
  • Systematically troubleshoot refrigeration systems.
  • Apply municipal, state, and national mechanical codes to decisions involving the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of refrigeration systems.