Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician

January 2023

Availability:
Accepting Applications
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma ( 3 semesters )
Classes begin:
January 09, 2023
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
HVT
Sem 1 Delivery:
In Person
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$3,231.22 per semester*
International:
$10,958.40 per semester*
Complete tuition detail below

September 2023

Availability:
Accepting Applications
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma ( 3 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 05, 2023
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
HVT
Sem 1 Delivery:
In Person
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$3,427.22 per semester*
International:
$11,140.85 per semester*
*Tuition amounts are from the 2022-2023 academic year and are subject to change.
Complete tuition detail below

January 2024

Availability:
Accepting Applications
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma ( 3 semesters )
Classes begin:
January 08, 2024
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
HVT
Sem 1 Delivery:
In Person
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$3,231.22 per semester*
International:
$10,958.40 per semester*
*Tuition amounts are from the 2022-2023 academic year and are subject to change.
Complete tuition detail below

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 diploma program will prepare you for employment in this field:


Oil Furnaces
  • 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.

Success Story

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)

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 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

Minimum Admission Requirements

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)

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.

Important Notice

New admission requirements effective September 2022.

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

  • OSSD with Gr 12 C English and Gr 12 C Math*
    *Minimum final grade of 55% in Gr 12 C Math

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 Skillsmarker to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.

Technology Requirements

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.

Tuition and Fees Detail

Tuition and ancillary fees are subject to change without notice. The fees presented below reflect Fall start programs only for the current academic year. For details about the fee differences for other program start dates please refer to the below.

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 below.

Ontario Tech University

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.
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.

Seneca College

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.

Last Revised: