The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician program prepares graduates for entry level positions for Apprenticeships in: Air Conditioning, Sheet Metal, Electrical, and Refrigeration Trades. Tradespeople in these fields require sound mechanical and problem solving skills to install and repair heating and cooling equipment.
- Apprenticeship possibilities following graduation in sheet metal, electrical or refrigeration and air conditioning trades.
- Curriculum follows the prescribed TSSA Gas Technician 3 and Gas Technician 2 syllabus, providing an opportunity to become a LICENSED GAS TECHNICIAN (external certification through TSSA).
- Eligible for Refrigeration Handling Certification (external certification through HRAI).
Apprenticeship possibilities and job prospects are excellent, with above average wages and steady employment. Graduates find work with heating, air conditioning, sheet metal, electrical and refrigeration companies. Installers and service technicians in this trade typically work on heating, cooling and refrigeration systems in the residential, commercial, industrial and institutional industries. Other opportunities include wholesale, distribution, sales or service representatives for manufacturers of heating and cooling material and equipment.
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
- Grade 12 Math (C) or (U)
- Senior level Physics recommended (C) or (U)
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.
The curriculum below is for incoming students:
Program Physical Demands Analysis
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician (Ontario College Diploma) (MTCU Code 55500)
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Relate effectively to heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning supervisors, coworkers, and customers.
- Work safely and in accordance with all applicable acts, regulations, legislation, and codes to ensure personal and public safety.
- Select and use a variety of heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning tools and equipment safely and properly.
- Solve math and applied science problems required to effectively install and maintain heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems, and associated components.
- Prepare and interpret electrical, mechanical, and piping drawings.
- Install, service, and troubleshoot heating, refrigeration, air conditioning systems, and associated components.
- Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development that will lead to enhanced work performance and career opportunities, and keep pace with industry changes.