British Columbia Institute of Technology

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician

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Program Information

School:British Columbia Institute of Technology
Faculty:School of Energy
Degree:Certificate
Field of Study:Heating, AC, Ventilation and Refrig. Maint. Tech./Technician
Description:The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC and R) industry designs, builds, maintains and repairs essential indoor comfort and cooling systems including heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Refrigeration equipment is used in supermarkets, and food processing and cold storage facilities, and sports facilities such as hockey and curling rinks which are also a vital part of the industry. As a result of the expanding markets for refrigeration and air conditioning and changing technology, a dramatic need exists for qualified personnel both at home and abroad. A Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic journeyperson fabricates, installs, alters, repairs/services any system used for cooling and/or heating (eg heat pumps) in closed systems that contain a refrigerant or a brine and thermoelectric cooling. This includes piping, controls and electrical work. These workers also connect rooftop units to gas and test and balance systems.
URL:Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician at British Columbia Institute of Technology
Length:40 Week(s)
Careers:Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic TradesOil and Solid Fuel Heating Mechanics

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following: English Studies 12 (67%) or English First Peoples 12 (67%) or Other acceptable BC and Yukon courses or 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences (67%) from a recognized institution or BCIT English Trades Entry Assessment (for applicants who have two years of education in an English-speaking country only) What if I don’t meet these English requirements? Math: one of the following: Pre-Calculus 11 (60%) or Foundations of Math 11 (60%) or Workplace Math 11 (60%) or Other acceptable BC and Yukon courses or BCIT Math Trades Entry Assessment

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 29, 2020