Commercial Refrigeration Technology - Training Program
Get the edge with Commercial Refrigeration

Career training for commercial refrigeration

The Commercial Refrigeration Technician course is an add-on enhancement to our existing HVAC program. This program is designed to enhance existing HVAC technicians’ skill sets to give you a competitive advantage in the job market.


What you’ll learn in the Commercial Refrigeration Technology program:

  • Orientation, Safety and Tools
  • Microprocessors, Cold Controls, and Defrost Controls
  •  Multiple Compressors/Multiple Evaporators
  • Walk-in and Reach-in Freezers
  • Ice Machines
  • Chillers, Water Towers, Cascade Systems
  • Cold Plates and Transport Refrigeration
  • Alternative Refrigerants – HFO
  • Absorption System
  • NATE Certification Preparation

FAQ about the Commercial Refrigeration training program:

Where are the classes offered?
The Commercial Refrigeration Technology course is offered in Colton, CA.
How long is the program?
The Commercial Refrigeration Technology class is designed for the working professional.  At only 360 hours, you’ll complete it in approximately 18 weeks.
What is the class schedule?
This is an evening program only.  Class meets Monday – Friday from 5:30 – 9:30 pm.
How much does the program cost?
Check out tuition costs from the student catalog's program description. This affordable program can be financed a few different ways, but is not eligible for federal aid (Title IV – Pell Grants and Student Loans).  You’ll want to meet with a financial aid advisor anyway to discuss other options which may be available to you. Students with a need for financial assistance may enter into a three-part student payment agreement.
What kind of certifications or licenses will I be prepared to take?
Students will be prepared to take the NATE Commercial Refrigeration exam.  The test is administered on site and a one-time testing fee is included in the program fee. Retakes are not included.
What types of jobs will I be qualified for after I graduate from the program and what can I expect to make?
When you’re trained in commercial refrigeration, you’re qualified for a variety of jobs.  You can learn more about jobs and pay in your area by checking out the link below to see what knowledge and skills you need and to find out about local job outlook and salary ranges::   *Job Outlook and Salary data provided by
When does the next class start and how to I apply?
CET has open enrollment, so once your enrollment is completed, you can start right away.  Learn more by visiting the Admissions page.

*Sources are listed to provide additional information on related jobs, specialties, and/or industry. Links to non-CET sites are provided for your convenience and do not constitute an endorsement.