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How COVID-19 Is Changing Commercial HVAC. What New Techs Need to Know

The COVID-19 pandemic could bring some changes to the types of equipment and maintenance commercial HVAC technicians perform.1 Given the potential for infection via airborne, virus-laden droplets and the challenges of social distancing in commercial spaces, HVAC industry professionals and governments have been brainstorming ways to make these areas safer, including changing commercial HVAC systems.2 […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Chris Standifer

Chris, 39, from Phoenix, AZ, graduated the nine-month Electro-Mechanical Technologies (EMT) program at RSI in 2012 and completed the Mechanical Maintenance Engineering degree program six months later. Thanks for sharing your story, Chris. Did you have another career before RSI? I’d been working in the field for about six months when I came to RSI, […]

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How RSI’s Associate of Occupational Studies in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering Program Can Help You Succeed

RSI’s Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering program trains graduates of our Electro-Mechanical Maintenance in maintaining and servicing large, complex systems in the HVAC/R industry. Check out the infographic below to learn more. Right click it to open it in a new tab and expand it in your browser.

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Top 10 States for HVAC Careers in 2021

Even though HVAC technicians may be needed all over the country, employment levels can be higher in some states than others. Likewise, the average pay an HVAC technician can earn may be higher in some states and cities.1 The 5 states with the highest number of HVAC technicians employed as of May 2020 were Florida, […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet Manyard Engle

Maynard, 60, born and raised in El Paso, Texas, is an HVAC Instructor at RSI, currently teaching Phase 8 – Advanced Troubleshooting.  Maynard joined RSI in spring 2020 and has been in the HVAC field over 30 years. Thanks for your time, Maynard. Tell us a little about your background and experience? I was 17 […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Seth Manuelito

Seth, 20, from Gallup, New Mexico, graduated from the nine-month Electro-Mechanical Technologies (EMT) program at RSI in February 2021. Thanks for your time, Seth. What did you do before you came to RSI? Out of high school in 2019 I got a scholarship to play baseball at a Christian school in Kentucky. I did that […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet Hannah Ruebbelke

Hannah, 41, is a residential wiring instructor at The Refrigeration School. Hannah was born in Minneapolis, MN, but followed her family to Phoenix in 2005 when she realized she was the last one left there! Thanks for your time, Hannah. How long you’ve been teaching at RSI? About nine months. I started as an instructor […]

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