Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technicians Partake In Practical Lessons
There is no better time to appreciate or become interested in the work of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning technicians than during the sweltering months of summer when keeping cool is essential or in winter when all you want is to keep warm. If these weather conditions have sparked your interest, consider Centennial College’s Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician program, which take two years to complete.
This offering trains students for areas of the field such as heating, refrigeration and air conditioning areas such as technical support, maintenance and installation, design, and sales and service by teaching them how to maintain, size and select equipment for air conditioning and refrigeration application; develop refrigerants; develop equipment to meet the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) standards; recognize efficiency standards for heating equipment; install and service systems; and more. These lessons are offered through a wide range of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning courses, among which are Heating Hydronic Fundamentals, Electrical and Cooling Systems, Pipe Joining & Installation for Cooling, Heating Fundamentals, Mechanical Drawing & Prints, Ethics in Technology and the Environment, Mechanical Cooling Cycle and more. Students also get to apply everything they learn in their Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician courses to a Capstone Project, which is supervised by a faculty member.
Upon completion of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician program, students may obtain employment as heating technicians or through affiliated trade apprenticeships in plumbing, pipe fitting, electrical, sheet metal or refrigeration. Apprenticeship is required after graduation, for those who wish to become trades persons. In his or her career a Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician in responsible for making, installing, repairing and servicing residential, commercial and industrial cooling and heating systems. While some work in building maintenance, others specialize in repairing small, portable refrigeration and freezing units.
Please note that in order to apply for the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician offering, students must complete an admission process. This includes having completed at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or have mature student status (19 years or older). In addition, students must have credentials for compulsory English 12C or U, or skills assessment, or equivalent; and Math 11M or U, or 12C or U, or skills assessment, or equivalent.