The Ammonia Refrigeration program is centered on the industrial ammonia refrigeration field. Theory of refrigeration and related subjects are covered to provide an understanding of the task-oriented topics and activities experienced in the classroom and laboratory. Refrigerant flow, system layout, and component synergy are covered with emphasis on safe work practices. OSHA’s Process Safety Management Program, EPA’s Risk Management Plan and Homeland Security Anti-Terrorism Standards are studied as they relate to ammonia refrigeration. The students are challenged to fully understand the operation and maintenance of industrial refrigeration systems.
TUITION & FEES
Estimated cost including in-state tuition, fees, books & supplies: $5,900.00
Two semesters & one summer term
February 1 – May 31
MON – FRI 8:00am – 12:00pm
MON – FRI 1:00pm – 3:00pm
WHY CONSIDER THE AMMONIA REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGY FIELD?
The ARMT program at NWTI is designed to foster the students’ sound understanding of the principles of mechanical refrigeration operations and maintenance. NWTI boasts the only public ammonia refrigeration training facility in the state of Arkansas, housed in one of the newest buildings on campus. In fact, NWTI offers the only known diploma program in the nation for ammonia refrigeration. Graduates of the program find employment in food and beverage processing, in cold storage facilities, or with manufacturers and installation contractors of mechanical ammonia refrigeration system components and systems.
A Northwest Technical Institute Ammonia Refrigeration Maintenance Technology graduate is qualified for a variety of job positions, including:
- Refrigeration Roundsman
- Industrial Refrigeration Operator
- Refrigeration Maintenance Technician
Instructor & Program Chair