Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technician | St. Clair College
Program Code: T207
Status: Waitlisted
Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
Starts: September
Contact:
Bob Savic
519-972-2727 ext. 4091

Program Overview

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.

Program Highlights

  • 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).

Career Opportunities

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.

Admission Requirements

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.

Courses

The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
HRA106
Heating I
4
HRA116
Refrigeration I
4
HRA128
Sheet Metal I
4
HRA135
Electrical I
4
HRA119
Industrial Safety
1
LBS110G
Communication Across Cultures
3
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
HRA206
Heating II
4
HRA216
Refrigeration II
4
HRA228
Sheet Metal II
4
HRA235
Electrical II
4
HRA231
Gas Code G-3
2
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
HRA306
Heating III
4
HRA316
Refrigeration III
4
HRA328
Sheet Metal III
4
HRA335
Electrical III
4
HRA307
Mechanical Systems
2
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
HRA406
Heating IV
4
HRA407
Mechanical Systems II
2
HRA408
Refrigeration IV
3
HRA428
Sheet Metal IV
4
PSE445G
Industrial Environmental Awareness
3
HRA418
HRAC Electronic Instrumentation
3

Your Investment

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2020-2021 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

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:

  1. Relate effectively to heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning supervisors, coworkers, and customers.
  2. Work safely and in accordance with all applicable acts, regulations, legislation, and codes to ensure personal and public safety.
  3. Select and use a variety of heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning tools and equipment safely and properly.
  4. Solve math and applied science problems required to effectively install and maintain heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems, and associated components.
  5. Prepare and interpret electrical, mechanical, and piping drawings.
  6. Install, service, and troubleshoot heating, refrigeration, air conditioning systems, and associated components.
  7. Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development that will lead to enhanced work performance and career opportunities, and keep pace with industry changes.