training for essential careers since 1965

over 50 years of excellence

at rsi, our staff of industry professionals are focused on helping you get the most out of your education and future career.

we also offer flexible scheduling, financial aid assistance, career services, student housing assistance, and we’re a military friendly school!

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programs that prepare you for a career

over 50 years of excellence

the refrigeration school, inc. was founded in phoenix, az in 1965 and has since been working to train skilled hvac/r technicians.

we offer a variety of programs and class sessions in order to fit your needs.

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hvac/r & welding training on your terms!

  • both day & evening classes available
  • hands on hvac/r & welding training
  • scholarships
  • help seeking available financial aid for those who qualify
  • faculty and staff who care
  • career services for graduates
  • aos degree course credits accepted by university of phoenix

rsi graduates are in-demand

rsi can train you for a successful career in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration (hvac/r), solar, electrical technology and welding. this industry is vital on a global scale for climate control, refrigeration, and electrical services.

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over 10,000¹
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annual mean wage
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overall employment rate

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accredited school, accsc. licensed by the arizona state board for private post secondary education. the aos/mme program is the associate of occupational studies in mechanical maintenance engineering degree program and is not an academic degree. gi bill® eligible (check with local campus for specific eligibility). for more information about our programs, please visit our website at: //

gi bill® is a registered trademark of the u.s. department of veterans affairs (va). more information about education benefits offered by va is available at the official u.s. government web site at

scholarships available to those who qualify. candidates need to refer to the scholarship information page to determine topic of essay (where applicable) and must meet all regular admissions requirements and be scheduled to start training prior to applying for a scholarship. if a student changes his/her re-enter date, the scholarship award may be forfeited. scholarships are not transferable and most scholarships cannot be used in conjunction with any other scholarship rsi offers. in most cases, only one award will be given per student. if a student is eligible for multiple scholarships, the scholarship that is most beneficial to the student will be awarded. scholarships will be distributed incrementally over the entire duration of the program. scholarship eligibility requires continuous enrollment. failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress may result in the probation and possible loss of scholarship. termination from training may also result in the loss of a scholarship, which may increase your tuition obligation to rsi. tuition charges will be based on the amount reflected on your enrollment agreement. see the reverse side of your enrollment agreement or the school catalog for the school’s refund policy.

* according to 2017 ipeds data rsi has the largest total enrollment of students for all post-secondary schools in the u.s. offering both cip codes electromechanical technology/electromechanical engineering and hvac/r engineering technology/technician.

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1 total number of estimated graduates for rsi calculated based on historic data available as of 1/20/16.

2 phoenix area's annual mean wage for heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers (499021) reported by bls as of may 2019 // average starting salary for refrigeration technologies is $35,584 for rsi graduates employed during the 12 month period of 7/1/18-6/30/19.

3 refer to 2018-2019 for overall employment rate data here.

rsi the refrigeration school is not affiliated with rsi home products, inc. or its subsidiaries

the bbb only accredits the business management of a school, not the quality of the curriculum, or training programs.

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