The main object of study is refrigeration and air-conditioning technology. Technicians assemble, install, maintain and repair devices using their theoretical and practical knowledge and expertise.
RegistrationGraduates of secondary education schools, such as Vocational high schools, Technical high schools, General high schools and Multidisciplinary high schools, are allowed to enroll, according to m.d. 5954.
On completion of their training, graduates receive a Vocational Training Certificate. On the condition that they pass the examination organised by EOPPEP, they receive a level-5 Certificate in Vocational Training in their field.
Duration of studies
IEK studies include 5 terms (semesters). Four of these terms, that is 1,200 hours, are theoretical and laboratory classes, whereas in the 5th term students become interns and apprentices for 960 hours (Training Practice).
The graduate of this specific specialization deals with the assembly, installation, connection, repair, replacement, testing, maintenance and operation of cooling equipment and air-conditioning devices in residential, business and industrial venues. Graduates can work as freelancers in households or as craftsmen in public services. They can also work in technical companies or in industries that manufacture refrigeration materials and fittings.