Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technician

Full-Time

Program Information

Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics install, maintain, repair and overhaul residential central air conditioning systems, commercial and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning systems and combined heating, ventilation and cooling systems. The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician Ontario College Diploma prepares graduates for entry level positions in Electrical, Refrigeration, Sheet Metal or Heating and Air Conditioning Industries. 

Curriculum follows the prescribed TSSA Gas Technician 3 and Gas Technician 2 syllabus, providing an opportunity for external certification. Graduates will also be eligible to write the external Refrigeration Handling Certification - Ozone Depletion Prevention. 

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. with:
Grade 12 Mathematics C or U
Grade 12 English C or U
Grade 11 or 12 Physics C or U (recommended)

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For all other admission requirements applicants must complete the required course(s) as listed above. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Employment Opportunities

Apprenticeship possibilities and job prospects are excellent, with above average wages and steady employment. Graduates find work in heating, air conditioning, sheet metal, electrical and refrigeration contracting firms. Other opportunities include petrochemical, building and facilities services, wholesale, distribution, parts and equipment manufacturing companies. The Labour Market Information from Ontario Job Futures shows that for the 2013-2017 period, employment opportunities for this NOC Code area are expected to be above average. This means that relative to the employment situation overall, there is a better likelihood of finding stable work in this occupation, and employment prospects are attractive or improving.

 

Career positions may include, but are not limited to: central air conditioning mechanic, commercial air conditioning mechanic, heating and cooling mechanic, commercial air conditioning mechanic, heating and cooling mechanic, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) mechanic, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic apprentice. 


Apprenticeship & Trades Training
519-541-2444

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Program Information
519-541-2403
info@lambtoncollege.ca


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