RSI Announces Weekend Classes

June 2nd, 2011 by admin


The Refrigeration School (RSI) in Phoenix, Arizona is pleased to announce their new weekend classes, specially designed for students with commitments during the week or those that live outside the Phoenix area and can’t relocate on a long term basis for training.

The Electro-Mechanical Technologies course that includes service and installation training in refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, residential electrical, commercial electrical, and solar technologies, is now being offered on a Saturday and Sunday schedule. RSI has a long history of classroom instruction combined with the hands-on training necessary to apply theories and principles learned to lab equipment similar to that found in the field. Students also learn vital trouble-shooting skills using the E-STAR and M-STAR equipment, only found at RSI.

To accommodate housing needs, RSI has also partnered with a nearby hotel for reduced rates for students enrolled in the weekend programs. This way, students that are travelling from locations such as Tucson, Arizona or San Diego, California have easy, non-permanent housing during their training.

RSI also offers several student services such as financial aid for those who qualify and graduate employment assistance services. More information regarding RSI’s programs and services can be found at or by calling (877) 477-4669.

About The Refrigeration School:
The Refrigeration School, Inc was founded in Phoenix Arizona in 1965 and the campus consists of two buildings with 21,000 square feet of classroom, lab, and support service facilities. RSI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and is a member of the Arizona Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA).

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Announcing: Online Solar Power and Technology Course

April 21st, 2011 by admin



The Refrigeration School (RSI) in Phoenix, Arizona is pleased to announce their new Solar Power and Technology online training course. This new and exciting program is for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of solar installation and maintenance.  

According to ASES and US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the solar industry is expected to experience steady growth over the next several years. They predict that 350,000 new jobs will be created over the next four years and in the next year alone, 70,000 solar jobs are expected to be created. At its peak, the solar industry could employ as many people in the United States as major automakers.  

The Solar Power and Technology course is RSI’s flagship offering in online training and prepares students for the NABCEP exam. The 120-hour program is designed to allow students to interact with instructors from an online classroom environment. Course material and tests will be available through multimedia outlets. Students will learn basic knowledge and principles of photovoltaic (PV) systems. Terminology, fundamentals, safety, installation equipment, solar theory and cell design and function are all included as part of the program.  

For a limited time, students can enroll in the Online Solar Program at RSI for $695. Regular enrollment cost will be raised to $1145.  Those interested in learning more about this exciting new program are encouraged to contact RSI at 1-800-933-8999 or by visiting website  

This course marks the first entry into online training for RSI. In the next six months RSI will introduce their Associates of Occupational Studies in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering course online as well as other online offerings. The prerequisite for the AOS program will be graduation of RSI’s Electro-Mechanical Technologies course or proof of comparable training. Visit regularly for updates.

About The Refrigeration School:

The Refrigeration School, Inc was founded in Phoenix Arizona in 1965 and the campus consists of two buildings with 21,000 square feet of classroom, lab, and support service facilities. The Refrigeration School’s online Solar Power and Technology Course is recognized by North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). Please refer to NABCEP for more information regarding qualifications for certification. The Solar Power and Technology Course is a continuing education course that does not fall under the purview of the standards of accreditation, therefore this course is not accredited as accreditation is not required.

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February College Times Article

February 18th, 2010 by admin

One of our graduates was recently featured in a local college paper. Check it out!

February College Times Article on ‘Real World Education’

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Reaching Out

October 27th, 2009 by admin

RSI has always had a strong reputation with employers in the HVAC/R industry. After almost 45 years we have hundreds of great relationships with companies that have recognized the value in hiring our graduates. But what happens when many of those companies are experiencing difficulty as a result of economic slowdown? Forces beyond their control limit their ability to hire people and presents new challenges for everyone such as suppliers, parts houses, and our graduates.

Not being one to stand on the sidelines where our students are concerned, RSI has taken an active approach to reaching out to make sure our graduates continue to be marketed to the industry. This happens by the traditional methods of making contact by phone and emails, but we have also started using some new tools that we are excited about.

One new tool that we are using is a monthly employer newsletter email. Every month industry employers in our database receive a newsletter completely targeted to their needs. We focus on a variety of topics such as marketing techniques, public relations information, and information about some of our graduates that are in the honors program. Here’s an example of one of our newsletters:

Employer Newsletter

Another great tool we have available (as the article above mentions) is our employer portal. Employers can now go to our portal application and put in a profile and post jobs that they have available. Our Career Development Department can send graduates that meet the specifications over to interview with them. This allows employers to post job openings at no cost to them, in contrast to paid job boards, and allows greater efficiency in serving our students.

RSI continues to find ways to serve our students and graduates on a personal level every day. Our staff is dedicated to helping students reach their goals. Our philosophy has always been that our success is based on the success of our students.

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RSI in the News

September 3rd, 2009 by admin

Here’s an article we wanted to share with you that just came up today on

Refrigeration School gives workers new skills

I had the pleasure of talking with both of these guys and they really have a lot of background to blend with their training from RSI. We find that many people are in the same situation now where the career they have been in is just not enough to keep them working. When you can take your experience and increase your marketability with training in HVAC/R you turbo boost your opportunities.

If you haven’t taken a tour of the RSI campus, now is the time to do it!

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