Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

May 2018

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 3 semesters )
Classes begin:
May 07, 2018
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
HVT
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$3,071.67 per semester*
International:
$9,303.26 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

September 2018

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 3 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 04, 2018
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
HVT
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$3,410.32 per semester*
International:
$9,966.89 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

January 2019

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 3 semesters )
Classes begin:
January 07, 2019
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
HVT
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$3,234.82 per semester*
International:
$9,798.63 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician program will introduce you to the field of heating, refrigeration and air conditioning with an emphasis on renewable, sustainable and alternative energy efficient solutions

Program Highlights

Protecting the environment, reducing climate changes and increasing sustainable practices have contributed to the need for energy-efficient practices in the heating, refrigeration and air conditioning industry.

Our compressed three-semester program will prepare you for employment in this field:


New training equipment for the HRAC program

  • Our program has been specifically designed to address the changing employment and environmental needs of the industry.
  • Our program provides you with theoretical and practical skills to install, service, maintain and update heating, refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

The program is divided into three terms.

  • After successful completion of the provincial practical requirements at the end of term one, students can apply to write for Oil Burner Technician –Level 3 (OBT-3) and Gas Technician-Level 3 (G-3) certificates of qualification.
  • After successful completion of the provincial practical requirements at the end of term three, students can apply to write for Oil Burner Technician –Level 2 (OBT-2) and Gas Technician-Level 2 (G-2) certificates of qualification.

Students are required to attend 80% of all classes in order to write their TSSA Gas and Oil exams.

Gas and Oil Technician –Level 3 (OBT-3 and G-3) deals with workplace safety, tools, characteristics of natural gas and oil, codes/regulations, basic electricity, technical specifications, customer relations, basic piping systems, and an introduction to gas and oil appliances.

Gas and Oil Technician –Level 2 (OBT-2 and G-2) focuses on advanced piping/tubing systems, electricity, controls, systems, appliances, gas meters, pressure regulators, gas and oil -fired refrigerators, conversion burners, water heaters, forced warm air heating systems, hydronic heating systems, space heating, venting practices, forced air add-on devices, and air handling.

Graduates of this program will have an opportunity to obtain industry related health and safety certifications. You will also have Grade 12 Math equivalency.

Success Story

"I worked in maintenance, and food and beverage at a recreational facility for 15 years, but because of the economy I found myself out of work. Through Second Career, an opportunity for me to go back to school existed, and I chose this program because it’s short - 45 weeks. The provincial certifications for Gas Technician Levels 3 and 2 and Oil Burner Technician Levels 3 and 2, and the opportunity to earn a diploma also appealed to me. The program is a lot of work - it’s not a walk in the park - but being older I find I am able to focus. The instructors from the HRAC program are top notch; we have a great rapport and I felt totally accepted by my classmates. I recommend this program to anyone, younger or older: it’s less than a year and there are jobs out there. Those jobs aren’t always just going into a house to fix a furnace; you can work for large mechanical companies that look after hospital heating and cooling needs, or any major buildings. There are six-figure incomes out there to be had."

Fred McKee

Program Duration

The program runs continuously over 45 weeks, beginning in September.

Why Choose Fleming

As an accredited training institution registered with the Technical Standard Safety Authority (TSSA), this program offers applicable skills whether you are planning to enter the field, or you are currently working in the heating, refrigeration and air conditioning field and wish to update your skills.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program may obtain employment as heating, refrigeration and air conditioning technicians or through affiliated trade apprenticeships in plumbing, pipefitting, electrical, sheet metal or refrigeration.

Minimum Admission Requirements

Students applying to Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD including Gr 11 C English and Gr 11 C Math

OSSD with majority of courses at College (C ) or Open (O) unless otherwise stated.
Grade 12 C courses will be accepted where Gr 11 C course requirements are listed.
Where College level courses are listed, U and M courses will be accepted.
Two Gr 11 courses will be accepted in lieu of a Gr 12 course requirement.

Mature Students

If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.

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