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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

About RSES Training

RSES publishes various comprehensive industry training and reference materials in addition to delivering superior educational programs designed to benefit HVACR professionals at every stage of their careers – from those new to the HVACR world, to industry veterans wanting to improve their skills and knowledge. RSES training covers all aspects of the HVACR industry, beginning with simple theory and extending to complex troubleshooting.

Training can be conducted conveniently online through RSES eLearning, or through local Chapters, company training facilities, schools, and self-study.
 

Overview of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Courses

Refrigeration and air conditioning continues to grow in importance in every segment of our day-to-day living.  As such, RSES publishes a comprehensive series of manuals designed to teach individuals the fundamental concepts of refrigeration and air conditioning  as well as a thorough understanding of the more complex aspects of these systems from each component function to troubleshooting techniques and procedures.

The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning series is designed to provide the beginning student, as well as the practicing technician, with a comprehensive foundation of knowledge of refrigeration and air conditioning. Beginning with an introduction to the basic theories and principles of refrigeration and air conditioning, this course also examines major system components, gas laws, pressure/temperature relationships, tools of the trade, electricity for the service technician, an introduction to heat pumps, psychrometrics, heat transfer, air distribution and hydronics.
 

Training Products Available

Publications/Electronic Books
Click on the titles below to view course details including table of contents, learning objectives and cost.  Most manuals are available in both hard copy and electronic format.

Principles of Refrigeration
Compressors, Condensers and Cooling Towers
Evaporators and System Components
Tools, Controls and Troubleshooting
Air Conditioning Principles
Heat Transfer and Distribution

eLearning/Online Courses
Air Conditioning Fundamentals is available online! Click here for more details.


Instructor Supplementary Material
Instructor editions for the printed publications are available.  Instructor editions include the student manual as well as an instructor supplement which includes answers to the Lesson Review Questions (LRQs) and
the location of the answers in the text. Click here for further details.
 

CEUs and NATE CEHs

Many of the RSES courses are North American Technician Excellence (NATE) recognized, providing technicians with the opportunity to earn continuing education hours in addition to continuing education units.  Please review the manual descriptions for further details on CEUs and CEHs.
 

College Credit from Pennsylvania College of Technology

RSES has entered into an articulation agreement with The Pennsylvania State University affiliate, Pennsylvania College of Technology, based in Williamsport, Pa., that provides college credit for students who have completed RSES training courses.

Under the agreement, Pennsylvania College of Technology will grant 53 credits for successful completion of specified RSES training courses toward a Bachelor of Science major in Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Design Technology from its School of Construction & Design Technologies. For additional information, visit Pennsylvania College of Technology agreement

 

Where can I get training and/or take the course?

Training courses are conducted through the local RSES Chapters. View the RSES Events Calendar to find scheduled courses in your area or contact your local Chapter to obtain course information in your area.

Many of the RSES courses are also available by self study.

 

Need more information?

For further information on RSES training products please call RSES headquarters at 800/297-5660 or 847/297-6464, or e-mail us at training@rses.org.
 
 
 
 

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RSES is the leading education, training and certification preparation organization for HVACR professionals. RSES publishes various comprehensive industry training and reference materials in addition to delivering superior educational programs designed to benefit HVACR professionals at every stage of their careers through instructor-led training courses, online training for HVAC, educational seminars, interactive CD and DVD products, industry-related reference manuals, and helpful technical content through Service Application Manual chapters, the RSES Journal, the RSES Journal archives and feature articles, as well as web-exclusive features.

Beginning with basic theory and extending to complex troubleshooting, training courses covering refrigeration and air conditioning, heating, electricity, controls, heat pumps and safety may be conducted in a classroom environment or though self study. RSES publications may be purchased by schools, contractors, manufacturers or any other industry group wanting to conduct comprehensive training programs. Seminars covering air conditioning troubleshooting, electrical troubleshooting, compressor training, condenser training, refrigerant piping practices, DDC controls, and more are held in various cities across North America.

Select training programs offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and NATE Continuing Education Hours (CEHs).

In addition, RSES offers industry certification preparation materials for refrigerant handling (EPA Section 608), R-410A and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) examinations.

RSES’ monthly magazine, RSES Journal, serves HVAC contractors, service technicians, students, operations/maintenance managers, engineers and technicians who work in the residential, light commercial, commercial and institutional markets on air conditioning, warm-air heating, refrigeration, ventilation, electrical, ice machines, chillers, hydronic heating, piping, refrigeration control and energy management, building automation, indoor air quality and duct cleaning, and sheet metal fabrication equipment and/or systems.
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