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:Diploma; Co-op
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 for supermarkets used for food processing and cold storage facilities and sports facilities such as hockey and curling rinks 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 mechanic fabricates, installs, alters, repairs/services any system used for cooling and/or heating (i.e. heat pumps) in closed systems that contain a refrigerant or 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:84 Week(s)
Careers:Oil 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.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade11 Precalculus 

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) 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 August 23, 2021