Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic - 313A
In-school training using state- of-the-art facilities.
Combination of on-the-job and in-school training.
Partnering with industry ensures our apprentices are future ready.
What you'll learn
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 excellent problem- solving skills.
Develop a high standard of craftsmanship and pride in the trade through practical shop training.
Gain 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
This program covers all in-class training for this apprenticeship.
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic - 313A was perviously named Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems - 313A.
Applicants for this training must be registered apprentices with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), and must be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT).
Note: If you are not a registered apprentice, please see the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Techniques program (180).
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 & Universities.
How to Become an Apprentice?
There are four ways of entering a skilled trade in Ontario.
- Find an employer who is willing to train you in your preferred trade
- Enter a Pre-Apprenticeship Training program
- Complete a college diploma that relates to your preferred trade
- Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
Payment and Registration
Discover which method works best for you:
- Web Registration
- In-Person Payment “AND” Registration
- Employer Sponsorship
How you’ll gain skills
- In-school training led by faculty and staff who are experienced, licensed journeypersons that directly complement the practical knowledge gained during the five terms of on-the-job experience.
- On-the-job training.
- Through a mix of on-campus labs and simulations.
To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning.
Where you can go next
- View our pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices.
Your future career options
- Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
- Mechanical Engineer
Where you could work includes:
- Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
- Machinery Manufacturing
- Trade Contracting
Opportunities for grads
- Certificate of Qualification (C of Q)
- Certificate of Apprenticeship
- Ontario College of Trades (OCOT)
- Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA)
Program of Studies
Course Overview & Descriptions
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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.