Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technician

Program Code: HVAC (Full-Time) Length of Program: Two-Year Co-op Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Diploma Starts: Sep (Open)
Term 1 ENG-1173 Communications for Technology OHS-2012 Health & Safety ELC-1726 Electrical Theory HVA-1505 Fundamentals of Refrigeration HVA-1712 Gas Code I MTH-1084 Mathematics for HVAC Technician Term 2 HVA-2154 Heating I HVA-2505 Fundamentals of Refrigeration II HVA-2043 Welding and Pipefitting HVA-2134 Pumps and Motors GED-XXX3 General Education Elective ELC-1732 Safety & Electrical Code I JSS-1001 Job Search and Success Term 3 CPL-1049 Co-op Work Term Term 4 HVA-3154 Heating II HVA-3504 Fundamentals of Refrigeration III ELE-3025 Electric Theory II HVA-3712 Gas Code II Tech-3 GED-XXX3 General Education Elective HVA-3033 Safety & Material Handling Term 5 HVA-4164 HVAC Building Automation HVA-4504 Fundamentals of Refrigeration IV HVA-4915 Hydronics & Boiler Systems GED-XXX3 General Education Elective IMT-1132 Rigging & Hoisting BUS-1013 Introduction to Business
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)

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. 

Tuition Fees
Tuition fees will be determined in Spring 2019.

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