Commercial Refrigeration Certificate

The Commercial Refrigeration Certificate prepares entry-level heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technicians to work on various residential and commercial refrigeration equipment. You will develop a basic understanding of residential refrigeration equipment, reach-in coolers and freezers, case coolers and freezers, walk-in coolers and freezers, direct digital controls, and ice makers. Training includes wiring diagram and schematic reading, electrical troubleshooting, the servicing and cleaning of commercial refrigeration systems, humidity control, HVAC manifold gauge set, multimeter, brazing and soldering torch, refrigerant recovery equipment, vacuum pump, and diagnostic test equipment use.

Contact (815) 455-8732 with specific questions about this program.

(in-district) Total Amount: $2,942.5

Credit Hours to Complete: 18

Weeks to Complete: 32

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Sample Semester 1 16 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: *MAT-106#3 hrs,IMT-116#3 hrs,IMT-110 | MGT-110#3 hrs,SPE-151#3 hrs,Select a Program Elective AET or IMT#3 hrs,MCC-101#1 hr*
*MCC-101 is not a graduation requirement for any of our degrees or certificates.

Sample Semester 2 15 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: IMT-112#3 hrs,IMT-103#3 hrs,IMT-102#3 hrs,IMT-117#3 hrs,ENG-151#3 hrs

Sample Semester 3 15 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: IMT-104#3 hrs,AET-151#3 hrs,IMT-120 | IMT-121#3 hrs,SOC-151#3 hrs,ART-151#3 hrs

Sample Semester 4 15 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: MGT-150#3 hrs,IMT-215#3 hrs,IMT-135#3 hrs,IMT-210#3 hrs,IMT-261#3 hrs

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What you need to know about getting your Commercial Refrigeration Certificate (CIP 47.0201)

Total Commercial Refrigeration Certificate Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $2,187 $5,924.7 $8,329.14 $8,329.14
Additional Costs $755.5 $755.5 $755.5 $755.5
Program Total $2,942.5 $6,680.2 $9,084.64 $9,084.64

What makes MCC's Commercial Refrigeration Certificate program better than, or distinct from, similar programs at other institutions

  • The program’s service-learning approach allows you to gain real-world experiences while assisting others in the surrounding community.
  • The MCC Foglia Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation provides students with a state-of-the-art center for hands-on and practical learning with the latest tools, equipment, and HVAC systems.
  • Small class sizes.

How will MCC's Commercial Refrigeration Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

  • You'll be prepared to earn EPA Section 608 Certification.
  • You'll gain hands-on experience with a variety of commercial HVAC refrigeration systems such as reach-in coolers and freezers, case coolers and freezers, walk-in coolers and freezers, direct digital controls, and ice makers.
  • You'll perform set-up and installation, servicing and cleaning, and diagnostics and repair of commercial HVAC refrigeration systems.
  • Internships are available with local employers.

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.