Refrigeration Service | Waukesha County Technical College

Refrigeration Service

9-credit Technical Certificate

Program Code 40-401-CA

Learn the fundamentals of refrigeration by exploring the refrigeration cycle, refrigerants, components, controls and electricity basics. Dive into topics including system pump down, leak checking and recharging units. Practice soldering, brazing and piping techniques and learn important diagnostic and troubleshooting skills.

How Long It Will Take

Students can complete this program in four semesters.

Start Date

You can begin this program in alternating fall semesters.

How This Program Is Offered

This is offered on campus in a traditional classroom/lab setting.

Courses You'll Take

For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page.


Financial Aid Eligibility

This certificate does not qualify for financial aid. To qualify for most federal financial aid, a student must be enrolled in a technical diploma or associate degree program. Questions? Contact your program advisor.


The cost of your certificate depends on the number of total credits. Learn more about tuition and fees.

Credit for Prior Learning

You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge you've already acquired. Learn more about credit for prior learning.

How to Get Started

  • Prospective certificate students do not need to complete an application for admission to WCTC.
  • First semester students may register during Open Registration for General Public.
  • Prerequisite and program restrictions may apply.
  • After the start of their first class, students must declare their intent to complete a certificate.
  • Certificate students are eligible to receive priority registration for their second semester.


Transfer Options

High School Dual Credits

Dual enrollment offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to get a head start in high-demand fields through earning college credits. Learn about the credit options.