Located in Phoenix, Arizona, The Refrigeration School, also known as RSI, is one of the largest trade schools in the U.S. for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR). Training programs include electrical, electro-mechanical, and refrigeration technologies, as well as mechanical maintenance engineering and welding.
RSI offers a number of scheduling options. Depending on the subject, it takes between three and fifteen months to finish a program. Instructors provide one-on-one attention, and students get hands-on training. Focused on careers, the institution boasts a high employment rate for graduates.
Programs & Courses
HVAC & Building Services
4210 East Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034
Financial Aid Services
Students can visit the Financial Aid Department to see if they qualify for assistance. If so, federal grants or loans may be available. The staff has all the necessary forms and will make sense of the information. In addition, The Refrigeration School has quite a few scholarships for those who meet certain criteria, based on need and background.
Attendees work with Student Services to coordinate their programs. This ensures they’re on track to graduate. Additionally, The Refrigeration School staff helps with things like transportation, housing, administrative tasks, and more.
To assist students in obtaining entry-level jobs for HVACR or other skilled trades, RSI has a Career Services Department. Resources include help with resumes, cover letters, interviews, networking, certifications, and the job search.
The Refrigeration School also holds career fairs, and lists links to useful sites online. Local employers provide input on the curriculum to ensure the training will be sustainable in the workforce.
Veteran and Military Services
As a military-friendly vocational school, RSI accepts the GI Bill and other educational benefits from eligible active duty or veteran service members and their families. The Refrigeration School also offers military tuition discounts. Advisors can discuss possible funding options, including scholarships.
As a way to keep up with the evolving field of HVACR, former attendees might need to take extra classes. Successful graduates can return to continue their education at RSI. They just have to contact Student Services. Alumni may attend job fairs too.