TSTC is committed to providing highly specialized and advanced technical education that can lead to great career opportunities. We currently offer over 100 certificate and degree programs state-wide.

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TSTC students come from more than 100 counties across the state. They arrive right out of high school, transfer from other colleges or from the workforce.

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TSTC has been providing top-quality, career-driven education for Texans for close to 50 years. The college is nationally recognized for the number and quality of our technology graduates.

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Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology

Thank you for your interest in the Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology program at Texas State Technical College Harlingen. As a student at TSTC Harlingen, you will be awarded endless opportunities to fulfill your educational goals. TSTC students enjoy a hands-on learning environment that promotes continued educational growth.

TSTC is constantly evolving and providing programs to compete with the specialized fields of the working world. TSTC Harlingen offers Certificates of Completion in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic. In addition, the program offers Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology. Graduates of the program can have career opportunities that offer a sense of responsibility, personal growth, achievement and financial reward.


Air conditioning and refrigeration technicians are always in demand, and are even becoming more so with the number of residential, commercial and industrial buildings increasing.

Graduates from the Texas State Technical College Harlingen ACT program have excellent mechanical and electrical skills used to install, repair and troubleshoot air-conditioning systems and their components. They are able to use electrical meters, refrigerant recovery units, oxygen/acetylene equipment, manometers, air flow meters, temperature recorders and psychrometric charts for heating and cooling applications.

Career opportunities within the program vary between options and I encourage you to visit the program and find out which choice is right for you. TSTC can provide you with the knowledge to achieve your goals. For more information or to schedule a tour, I encourage you to contact the Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology program at 956.364.4667 or the TSTC College Information Office at 956.364.4117.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Ruben De La Rosa

Program Chair

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology :
voice: 956.364.4631
fax: 956.364.5201
toll-free: 800.852.8784
   Department Chair:
Ruben De la Rosa
toll-free: 800.852.8784
Email: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology
   Mailing Address:
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology
TSTC Harlingen
1902 North Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
   Location:
The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration office is located in Building Systems Technology Building.
   Office Hours:
M - F: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat., Sun.: Closed