Are you choosing to start a trade? Wondering what benefits you get from technical training? There are many benefits to completing formal training from The Refrigeration School.
What Benefit Do You Get from Technical Training?
From a head start and self-confidence to all the knowledge, classroom theory, and hands-on experience, completing a trade program at RSI is a great way to start your career in the trades.
A Head Start on an Apprenticeship
You can start an apprenticeship right away, or you can begin a technical training program first. Not only will the specialized training give you a head start on your apprenticeship, but the seven months of training will count as one year of experience toward your Arizona trade license. That is right; instead of 4 years of experience to qualify for the trade license, you can complete a technical training program in 7 months and only need three years of an apprenticeship. But there are more benefits than your time.
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What would happen if you started an apprenticeship right away? You would begin learning on the job, but you may only focus on one task: supporting the licensed trade professional with destruction testing welds or wiring new construction homes for electricity. When you complete your apprenticeship, you may have some knowledge gaps and limit your career options. With a formal education, you learn a complete curriculum without knowledge gaps. That way, you can take on almost anything the apprenticeship asks.
Don’t forget that you get plenty of hands-on experience during a formal education. You work with industry-experienced instructors in real-life scenarios to repeat the many tasks you will perform as a trade professional. Plus, you can make mistakes and learn from them before you cause a catastrophic event. Furthermore, you get to practice your training with virtual reality, Occuweld. Let technological advancements help you prepare for real-world situations while you weld on the job.
All that classroom theory and hands-on experience will help build your self-confidence because you have been there and done that. Plus, you have an instructor mentoring you through the processes, so you know what to do and feel comfortable doing it.
What Do You Get from Graduating from The Refrigeration School?
In addition to all those benefits of completing technical training, you get the following from the programs offered at The Refrigeration School.
In as little as six months, you can complete an HVAC/R program and prepare for an apprenticeship in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. The curriculum focuses on the fundamentals of electricity and refrigeration, HVAC systems, and advanced troubleshooting techniques. With an apprenticeship, you may learn about the basics of one of these modalities. Still, by completing a trade program at The Refrigeration School, you will have a complete skill set in both HVAC and refrigeration, so you can choose from one or more of these trades when you start your apprenticeship.
You can graduate from RSI’s Electro-Mechanical Technologies training program in as little as nine months. This program offers a broad range of knowledge in electrical and mechanical troubleshooting and heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. The curriculum focuses on electricity, electrical wiring, HVAC systems, and advanced troubleshooting techniques. Plus, it also covers the fundamentals of solar and refrigeration. With so much knowledge and hands-on experience, you will have an advantage in the workforce. Doors will open for you in the trades.
Mechanical Maintenance Engineering
Train for a career in a little over a year with our Associate of Occupational Studies in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering program. In as few as 15 months, you could be ready for a career as a facilities maintenance professional, HVAC/R service technician, power plant field technician, or one of the many career options after graduating from RSI. First, you will complete the prerequisite classes from the Electro-Mechanical Technologies program. Then, you will work on your advanced knowledge of motors and applications, predictive maintenance and piping systems, transformers, cooling towers, chillers, boilers, and boiler systems, preventative maintenance, and computer applications for decision-making. You will even have a class on entrepreneurship to prepare you for your business as a trade professional. The sky’s the limit when you complete the Associate of Occupational Studies in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering program.
You can complete the Electrical Applications training program at RSI in as little as seven months. As an electrician apprentice, you will have knowledge and experience in the fundamentals of mechanical and electrical principles, wiring applications, cabling systems, and the application of motors, lighting, and various types of transformers. After completing this program, you will be ready for an apprenticeship in residential, industrial, commercial, or maintenance electrical applications.
Did you know you can train for a welding and metal fabrication career in as little as seven months? RSI offers welding classroom theory and plenty of hands-on training using shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux-cored arc welding, and gas tungsten arc welding. After completing this welding program, you will be awarded a diploma. This program also prepares you for the American Welding Society certification exam.
Want To Learn More?
The Refrigeration School, Inc. was founded in Phoenix, AZ, in 1965 and has since been working to train skilled HVAC/R technicians, welders, and electricians. We offer a variety of programs and class sessions to fit your needs. Call us today at (602) 607-0024 to learn more about our Trade programs.