Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems - 313A

Mohawk College Certificate
Develop a cool hand to master and maintain the precision systems in this field. High standards are cultivated through in-class and practical training.


This program covers all in-class training for this apprenticeship.

Program Highlights

  • Learn about the operation of complex mechanical devices and sophisticated control systems
  • Explore the diverse field of refrigeration and air conditioning that encompasses many aspects of technology
  • Perform tasks without direct supervision by becoming self-motivated and developing great problem-solving skills
  • Obtain in-school training that directly complements the practical knowledge gained during the five terms of on-the-job experience
  • Develop a high standard of craftsmanship and pride in the trade through practical shop training
  • Develop an appreciation of environmental concerns and aspects of safety directly related to the trade, including the increasing stringency and proliferation of both provincial and local codes
  • Master math and science skills included as an integral part of trade theory

Program Coordinator


Applicants for this training must be registered apprentices in the Refrigeration and A/C Mechanic Trade.

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship training is an agreement between a person wishing to learn a skill and an employer who can provide the environment for skills training. It is administered in Ontario by the Apprenticeship Client Services Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Learn more about Apprenticeships.

How to Become an Apprentice?

There are four ways of entering a skilled trade in Ontario.

  1. Find an employer who is willing to train you in your preferred trade
  2. Enter a Pre-Apprenticeship Training program
  3. Complete a college diploma that relates to your preferred trade
  4. Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

Read more about how to become an apprentice.

Payment and Registration

Discover which method works best for you:

  1. Web Registration
  2. In-Person Payment “AND” Registration
  3. Employer Sponsorship

Visit Payment and Registration to learn about your payment options, as well as the Refund Policy.

Red Seal Trades

Upon successful completion of this program you are able to apply for a Red Seal endorsement.

Career Opportunities

Industries of Employment:

  • Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
  • Machinery Manufacturing
  • Trade Contracting

Occupational Categories:

  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineers

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.

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