Monday, December 29, 2014

Refrigeration and air conditioning: An exciting and expanding industry

What is a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning program?

Students studying Refrigeration and Air Conditioning work with both residential and commercial heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment. Technicians are trained to provide the technology to control the environment in any enclosed area - from a home to a space capsule!

Students in our program learn to research and develop applications of more efficient, cost-effective equipment and procedures. Everyday new, exciting and energy-saving innovations are being developed in this industry.

That sounds great, but what is the job outlook?

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.” This rapidly expanding industry with its new technologies not only provides new job opportunities, but creates numerous possibilities for advancement.

How do I get started?

You can learn more about this exciting program at Minnesota State Community and Technical College here. Read through course outlines, program highlights, and more! You can also contact us and speak to our enrollment team for more information at 877-450-3322.

With M State we want to help you get in, get out, and get hired!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

M State Open House Showcases College Opportunities

Oct. 15, 2014
For Release: Immediate
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Contact: Peter Wielinski – 218-631-7810 –

M State open house showcases college opportunities

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Minnesota State Community and Technical College invites prospective students, parents and community members to visit the Moorhead campus during an open house from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27.

At the open house, visitors will be able to:
  • Learn about M State, watch program demonstrations, get questions answered by instructors and administrators, and hear from M State students
  • Apply to M State and get a $50 gift certificate redeemable at an M State bookstore when you register for classes
  • Check out the campuses by touring classrooms and facilities to see the learning environment, technology and equipment
  • Receive information on financial aid, scholarships and veterans services
  • Visit the eCampus CafĂ©, where coffee and treats are on the menu
  • Enjoy refreshments and giveaways
  • Enter a drawing for an iPad Mini or Minnesota Vikings tickets
M State also will have campus open houses from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Detroit Lakes; Thursday, Oct. 30 in Fergus Falls; and Thursday, Nov. 6, in Wadena. The open houses also coincide with College Knowledge Month, which is marked by colleges nationally during October.

For more information about the open house and M State registration, contact the college’s Solution Center at 877.450.3322.

A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, M State serves more than 9,000 students in credit courses each year in more than 70 career and liberal arts programs at its four campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena, and through eCampus. By partnering with communities, the college also provides custom training services and other responsive training programs.

Minnesota State Community and Technical College is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and is an equal opportunity educator / employer. Upon request, this information is available in alternative formats.