education requirements

HS/GED and Certification

expected salary range

$30K to $65k

training area

Jobs: STATEWIDE

Keep it cool, buddy.

Refrigeration maintenance is a specialized skill that is essential to the seafood industry. You’ll install, operate and maintain mechanical refrigeration/freezer systems, test and flush those systems, and do a lot more to ensure Alaska’s world-class seafood stays fresh, safe and ready for shipment to hungry customers from Anchorage to London. Cold hands, warm heart. Also, great career.

Here’s what you need:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Industry training certification required

Here’s where you get it:

Course/Program Provider/Location Degree Certification Length
Refrigeration AVTEC – Seward No No 98 days
Refrigeration & Heating Technology UAA Mat-Su College AAS No 4 semesters
Refrigeration & Heating Technology UAA Mat-Su College Certificate No 1 year
Refrigeration & Heating Technology UAA Mat-Su College Occupational Endorsement No 1 year
HVAC & R  Charter College – Anchorage No No 10 months
HVAC & R  ABC Of Alaska Apprenticeship Journeyman Card 4 years
Service Technician  Local Union 23 – Anchorage Apprenticeship Journeyman Card 4 years
Refrigeration Sea Water (RSW) UAA/KPC Kachemak Bay Campus – Homer No No 3 days