TWS students get hand-on training ensures our graduates are well prepared for the workplace.


When it comes to refrigeration & HVAC training schools, TWS in Jacksonville, Florida has a track record for preparing students for a rewarding career as a Refrigeration & HVAC Technician. Our 7-month curriculum puts a heavy focus on hands-on refrigeration & HVAC training while teaching the fundamentals of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, climate control and refrigeration technologies (HVACR). After graduation, students are able to immediately enter the workforce as refrigeration service and maintenance technicians, while also having an opportunity to explore jobs that focus on HVAC technician maintenance and service.

Available at Our Jacksonville, Florida Campus:

The Refrigeration Technologies program can be completed in just 7 months, and has morning, afternoon, and evening classes available. You’ll attend HVAC classes in beautiful Jacksonville, Florida and be trained and ready to handle refrigeration or HVAC technician projects. The program will also prepare you for modern refrigeration technologies, including solar and green technologies.

The need for professionally trained Refrigeration HVAC Technicians keeps growing, both in Jacksonville, FL and throughout the country. By having the skills to know how to maintain and service refrigeration and HVACR equipment, you’ll be an in-demand* employee, ready to start and build a rewarding career, wherever life may take you!

A variety of career options are available through this program, including:

  • Refrigeration Technician
  • Commercial Refrigeration Installer/Technician
  • Commercial Transportation Refrigeration Troubleshooter
  • HVAC/R Service Technician
  • HVAC/R Installation Technician
  • Refrigeration Service Technician
  • Low-Temperature Field Technician

Refrigeration Technologies Program Intro Video

Program Courses

Fundamentals of Refrigeration

In this refrigeration class students are introduced to the refrigeration cycle through class lecture and observing operating equipment. The material in this class is mechanical in nature and is limited to the mechanical and physical properties of refrigerants and the refrigeration cycle. The equipment in this class is used to safely demonstrate the varied states of refrigerant as it cycles through the system. The student will be introduced to many of the tools associated with the refrigeration industry such as: manifold gauge set, vacuum pumps, service wrenches, charging, and recovery equipment. The safety programs in this class will provide students with details on being in close proximity to rotating machinery and refrigerant handling. The class is also designed to familiarize the student with details on the mechanical troubleshooting process.

Fundamentals of Electricity

HVE 100

100 Contact Hours
90 Lecture Hours
10 Lab Hours
4.0 Credit Hours

This class provides students with basic electrical understanding from an elemental stage through trouble shooting. Trainers are used to teach schematic wiring as well as test meter usage along with all the safety processes associated with handling electrical systems such as grounding and energized circuits. Students will work with dual voltage systems commonly found in HVACR equipment. The foundation for control circuit wiring and High voltage wiring are discussed and students will put their knowledge to use while working with the trainers. The training material in this class includes information on multiple types of test meters and their proper use, electrical devices, control devices, and troubleshooting. A study of single phase and three phase motors round out the students understanding of basic electrical principles.

Comfort Systems – Residential

This class offers experience with residential split systems, packaged heat pump systems, air conditioners, gas furnaces, and evaporative coolers. Students are tasked with building schematics for air conditioning/heating systems and wiring the same systems having only the components of the system as reference. A further study of mechanical and electrical troubleshooting turns more hands-on in this class as students see the equipment come to life by their own hand. Gas piping, sizing, and installation are studied as it applies to furnace operation.

Comfort Systems – Commercial

This class offers a more technical approach to studying the concepts of indoor climate control. Students are tasked with safely removing and replacing components within residential and commercial HVAC systems such as fan motors, fans, electrical components, and compressors. Recovery and charging of refrigerants are an integral aspect of this class and students will apply their lessons to real equipment to round out the experience. Students will study brazing techniques using oxy/acetylene equipment and are required to put their knowledge to use on multiple tasks designed to enhance understanding of working within the confines of an HVAC unit. Refrigerant piping manipulation is introduced for study using hands-on techniques as students gain on overall familiarization of HVAC equipment. The opportunity to study and test on R410a and automotive air conditioning is provided in this class; Successful students will achieve a R410a safety certification and EPA section 609 certification. An introduction to air balance and the associated equipment are also included for this class.

Refrigeration Systems & Practices

Students will learn to maintain, monitor, and manage residential and commercial grade walk-in refrigerators and freezers. A study of commercial grade ice makers such as: a flaker, cuber, and nugget type units provide an intense look at low temperature refrigeration equipment. Students will be required to change out a compressor, service and/or repair critically charged systems to enhance their overall understanding of mechanical and electrical troubleshooting. A variety of specialty tools related to equipment studied in this class will be introduced to round out the total experience.

Advanced Troubleshooting Techniques

The class introduces the operation and maintenance of reciprocating liquid chillers and stands as a review of the knowledge students have attained through previous courses. Electrical troubleshooting takes on a new intensity in this class as students are exposed to the E-STAR Trainer. The E-STAR Trainer is equipment developed by RSI to teach and hone electrical troubleshooting skills. A thorough study of mechanical troubleshooting and schematic wiring will raise the student to the level of technician. The opportunity to qualify for EPA section 608 certification is provided during this class. The overall goal of this class is to ensure students have attained the required skills to be successful entry level HVAC/R technicians.

Fundamentals of Solar

HVE 110

100 Contact Hours
60 Lecture Hours
40 Lab Hours
4.0 Credit Hours

This module provides an overview of photovoltaic (PV) science and an introduction to the fundamentals of solar energy. Through a combination of lecture, problem solving and hands-on lab exercises, students will learn the concepts and processes of photovoltaic systems, including their design and installation. The module covers the scope of solar energy systems’ conceptual, mechanical and electrical design, with an emphasis on wiring and electrical issues.

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This refrigeration training program is available at one campus location:

Our TWS Jacksonville, Florida campus only.


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