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Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician

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 Information

Start Date

September 03, 2024

Domestic Availability

Accepting Applications

International Availability

Closed

Program Code

HVT

Delivery

In Person

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Program Contact

Scott Moore

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$3498.74 per semester*

International Tuition

$11225.7 per semester*

*Domestic tuition amounts shown are from the 2023-2024 academic year and are subject to change.

*International tuition amounts shown are from the 2023-2024 academic year and are subject to change.

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Canadian Students

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January 06, 2025

Domestic Availability

Accepting Applications

International Availability

Closed

Program Code

HVT

Delivery

In Person

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Program Contact

Scott Moore

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$3498.74 per semester*

International Tuition

$11225.7 per semester*

*Domestic tuition amounts shown are from the 2023-2024 academic year and are subject to change.

*International tuition amounts shown are from the 2023-2024 academic year and are subject to change.

Apply Now

Canadian Students

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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 diploma program will prepare you for employment in this field:

  • Our program has been specifically designed to address the changing employment and environmental needs of the industry and includes the course, Mech 222 — Renewable Energy Sources, focusing on geothermal and solar in comparison to more traditional heating and cooling systems.
  • 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.

I came from a sales background in electronics and had very little hands-on experience with tools. A friend had taken the Fleming Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician (HRAC) program and suggested I take it too. After some research, I applied and nervously entered the program. I wasn't sure what to expect or if I would be able to succeed in a trades environment, but the instructors were extremely patient and understanding. They started with the basic of the basics and built my foundation of knowledge up. Every course had unique challenges but the instructors had my back every step of the way. They assured me that with the right attitude and effort I would be successful, they hit the nail right on the head! By third semester I was much more confident in my abilities and kept building on that foundation from previous semesters. The individual lessons and topics started to come together, I was making connections, and started to see “HVAC” as a whole.

I am in the career and position I am today because of the Fleming HRAC team! I learned so much and still am because of what they have instilled in me: Never Stop Learning.

J. Schnettler, Graduate (2018)

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

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.

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

Additional opportunities exist within sectors such as:

  • Hydronics
  • Geothermal
  • Building Automation Systems
  • Heat Loss/Heat Gain Design
  • Wholesale fuel suppliers

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

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

  • OSSD including Gr 11 C English and Gr 11 C Math (Gr 12 Math recommended)

PC / Windows

  • Operating System:
    Windows 10
  • Processor:
    Core i5 - 1.6Ghz minimum
  • Memory:
    8GB minimum
  • Hard Disk:
    160GB minimum

Internet Connection: 2.5 Mbps Download and 3.0 Mbps Upload (minimum)

Students are required to have their own computer, internet access, webcam and microphone.

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Transfer Agreements

You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions are summarized here.

Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Commerce
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Completion of the Ontario Tech Commerce Bridge.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 4th semester standing in an 8-semester program.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Seneca College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

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