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Ammonia Refrigeration Operator Training

Application Enrollment Dates:  Open until the week before classes start or class is full.  Program is on a first come, first serve basis.  Please contact NTI for further information.

Semester Start Date:  Fall ONLY

Mission
The Ammonia Refrigeration Maintenance Technology program is dedicated to providing an advanced educational opportunity in the field of ammonia refrigeration that assists industry in maintaining a skilled workforce.

Objectives

  1. To produce trained and skilled operators
  2. To promote safe work habits
  3. To facilitate energy management
  4. To meet industry demands for employment
  5. To practice effective preventive maintenance


Program Information
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.


  • Length of program:  2 semesters
  • Estimated cost of program including in-state tuition, fees, books, and supplies:  $3,946.


Why Consider the ARMT field?
The ARMT program at NTI is designed to foster the students' sound understanding of the principles of mechanical refrigeration operations and maintenance.  NTI boasts the only public ammonia refrigeration training facility in the state of Arkansas, housed in one of the newest buildings on campus. In fact, NTI 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.

What You Will Learn
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 task-oriented topics and  activities experienced in the classroom and laboratory.  Refrigerant flow, system layout and component synergy are covered with emphasis on the 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.  Students are challenged to fully understand operation and   maintenance of industrial refrigeration systems.

Job Possibilities
An NTI Ammonia Refrigeration Maintenance Technology graduate is qualified for a variety of job positions,  including:

  • Systems Operator
  • Service Technician
  • Engineer Design
  • Technician