Sampson Community College is home to North Carolina's only ammonia refrigeration program, one of only six schools in the country.
This unique training facility provides prospective technicians the necessary skills required for the safe handling of ammonia in industries such cold storage, food handling and ice production. For technicians already working in the field, the program expands on basic operational skills already possessed by class participants by focusing practical and technical knowledge needed for proficiency and safe operation of today's sophisticated industrial ammonia systems. Sampson's Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration program offers a great balance of classroom instruction and laboratory experience where classes are intentionally kept small to enable maximum one-on-one interaction with each class participant. Instructor Shannon King brings to the program more than 12 years of industrial experience working with and maintaining ammonia refrigeration systems.
The result: a $1.5 million, 4,000-square-foot training facility located on the Sampson Community College campus that includes a state-of-the-art laboratory. The College offers several courses related to Ammonia Refrigeration, which train workers to operate and maintain an ammonia refrigeration system and how to respond if the system malfunctions.