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The Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic Trades Foundation program focuses on first year competencies that are common to all of the piping trades. You'll work through common core and refrigeration & air conditioning specialty modules.
In the Refrigeration Foundation program, you'll develop skills and knowledge necessary for initial entry into the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning trade.
You'll be exposed to on-the-job conditions, so come prepared to work in a number of different simulations and environments. Practical projects will usually be done on site either at the college or in co-operation with local industry.
Over 30 weeks you will follow a modular training system that begins by developing a wide variety of basic skills, and builds on these to develop specialized skills required by industry and related fields.
The Pipe Trades and Refrigeration & Air Conditioning shops are located in the Drysdale Building on the Interurban campus. Our two shops are over 12,000 sq. ft. (1,115 sq. metres) in size.
Next up: Apprenticeship
As a graduate of the program, you’ll be ready to start employment in the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning field.
Your training in the Foundation program will be consistent with provincial standards for Refrigeration & Air Conditioning core knowledge and credit for completing this program may be applied to a four-year apprenticeship program. As an apprentice you will continue to build on your skills and gain the practical experience necessary to become fully qualified.
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Competencies
- Use Safe Work Practices
- Use Tools and Equipment
- Organize Work
- Apply Fundamentals of Refrigeration
- Apply Electrical Concepts
- Plan and Install Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems
For more details regarding the Industry Training Program, please review the ITA Accredited Program profiles for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic.
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic
- Certificate in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic Foundation (Level 1 Apprenticeship)
- 30 weeks full-time or part-time 20 weeks online followed by 25 weeks self-directed
- Study Options
- Full-time or part-time
- Work Experience
- Eligible for an apprenticeship once employed
- September, January, March (full-time)
- Trades & Technology