Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Techniques - 180

Ontario College Certificate
One year or less
Perhaps both the hottest and the coolest program in the college – you’ll gain hands-on understanding of a wide range of heating and cooling technologies

View the Exceptions Calendar for start dates and semester break information.

Program Highlights

  • Become a problem solver in the fields of heating, refrigeration and air conditioning
  • Understand technical knowledge and practices essential to work in the heating and cooling fields
  • Experience a program designed to include the basic level of the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning apprenticeship program, facilitating an apprenticeship in the trade

Program Coordinator

Applicants to the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Techniques Certificate program must have the minimum requirements for admission

Option are available for mature applicants.

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Career Opportunities

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Techniques Certificate program prepares students for long-lasting careers

Industries of Employment:

  • Technical Services
  • Equipment Manufacturing
  • Trade Contracting
  • Skilled Trades

Occupational Categories:

  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics
  • Installers, Servicers, Maintenance and Troubleshooters of Heating and Cooling Systems
  • Heating and Cooling Wholesalers

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates can challenge the exemption test for the basic in-school curriculum portion for the RAC Mechanic skilled trade and are eligible to write the Technical Standards and Safety Authority test for certification as a Gas Technician 3.

Course Overview & Descriptions

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Stoney Creek Campus
Sep 2017

Estimated first year tuition and fees

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