Commercial Refrigeration Technician


The Commercial Refrigeration Technician Certificate prepares students to work in the maintenance and repair of ice machines and walk-in, reach-in, and supermarket refrigeration. After completing this certificate, students will be able to seek employment as entry-level refrigeration technicians or mechanics as well as or as general facilities repair persons.

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Through lectures and hands-on lab experiences, students will develop the technical knowledge and skills to perform as entry-level light commercial refrigeration technicians. The program provides all necessary tooling needed to gain proficiency in technical skills.

A Quality Education

This is one of three certificates that can be completed as students work toward an HVAC/R Associate in Applied Science degree.

Get Involved

Students can get involved in the ICC chapter of SkillsUSA, which helps students become world-class workers, leaders and responsible citizens.

Career Opportunities

Commercial Refrigeration Technician, Refrigeration Mechanic, Refrigeration Installer


12 Months

if Full Time

2 Semesters
28 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2023-24

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


10 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Community college students who transfer to four-year schools perform as well as – or even better than – their peers who come directly from high school.

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How Do I Get Into the Commercial Refrigeration Technician Program?

The growing emphasis on energy efficiency and highly technical control systems is likely to increase the demand for Commercial Refrigeration technicians. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
  4. Applicants must have first completed the HVAC Residential Installer Certificate.
  5. High school courses in math, welding, blueprint reading, and computer-aided drafting are helpful for this program.

What Can I Expect As a Commercial Refrigeration Technician Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


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