Our Industrial Refrigeration Technology Course

Train to become an Industrial Refrigeration Technician with RETA Certification at Modesto Technical College in California.  We are the only Vocational College in the entire West Coast to offer state-of-the-art training in Industrial & Ammonia Refrigeration.     

These classes are designed for refrigeration technicians, engineers, and maintenance personnel from meat packing, refrigerated warehousing, and pharmaceutical industries.  Students will receive hands-on  and theory based training to become skilled in the operation, service, and maintenance of industrial refrigeration equipment.

Hands-on industrial ammonia refrigeration operator training at Modesto Technical College offers a unique opportunity.  Refrigeration technicians and engineers from many industries have an opportunity to use real equipment for their training.  This realistic type of training is very effective in teaching employees correct procedures while allowing them to also see the consequence of what could happen if they do not follow operating procedures.  Our program allows all students to full participate in the training process, to practice their skills and develop their knowledge.  We strive to build the best possible foundation in the industrial refrigeration field.

Ammonia refrigeration is the newest element in Modesto Technical College’s training programs. A few of the benefits of training at MTC:

    • Professional, RETA Certified Staff
    • Both classroom instruction and hands-on training included
    • Learn efficiency in operation
    • Prepare for EPA and RETA Certifications

What is RETA Certification?

Refrigeration plant owners, managers, operators and engineers and refrigeration equipment manufacturers agree on one basic point: qualified plant operators are vital for the industry. RETA's certification program is directed toward meeting the need of providing the industry with qualified operators through continued education and training using RETA materials.

Why Choose Modesto Technical College For Your RETA Certification?

All of Modesto Tech College’s Industrial Refrigeration instructors are RETA Certified with years of experience in the industry.  We use only training materials provided by RETA and use the latest state-of-the-art equipment for training you to become RETA Certified.

Other Courses We Offer


School of Welding Technology

As a graduate of the Modesto Technical college welding school you'll possess a skill with career opportunities and earning potential. According to many local and national news reports, qualified welders are in short supply and are listed as a "high priority occupation" for the growth of the economy.

Graduates of our welding training programs become qualified welders who are sought after by many employers. These respected companies choose our graduates because these employers are familiar with Modesto Technical College's training programs and they know that our graduates are taught the practical skills and have the experience necessary for employment as a welder.

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 School of Maintenance Technology

Modesto Technical College’s Industrial Technology and HVAC training school offers fundamental and real world hands-on training of industrial equipment and systems.  Our campus has state-of-the-art  hardware, as well as reference material for students to gain knowledge and experience.  Students will learn and master basic principles, concepts, and applications that will allow them to operate and maintain the equipment required for the operation of modern industrial facilities.

Learn the following:

  • HVAC / Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Electrical Theory
  • Fluid Power Systems

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School of Automotive Technology

Take the direct route to success and start your automotive career at Modesto Technical College, ranked as one of the top automotive training schools in the Central Valley.

Through an innovative mix of in-depth instruction and comprehensive hands-on training from knowledgeable ASE, and MACs Certified instructors who have over decades of professional experience, you’ll get one-on-one training using techniques and industry-standard tools to complete computer diagnostics to engine dyno testing.

You’ll receive comprehensive hands-on training in:

  • Introduction to Automotive Technology
  • Fuel Emissions Systems
  • Brakes
  • Electrical Systems
  • Air Conditioning
  • Tune-ups
  • Carburetor & Alternator Rebuilding
  • Computer Control
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Alignment
  • Service Procedures

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