Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Curriculum

Accepting Applications for September 2018

See curriculum for: May 2018 January 2019
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.

Courses and Descriptions

Semester 1

MECH 226
Units/ Hours: 30

This course prepares students to apply current and relevant Codes and Regulation used in the Gas and Oil industry in Ontario. The focus of this course will be to teach students to apply professional, ethical and due diligence practices to the installations, maintenance, and repair of both oil and gas heating systems. Students will be provided with the opportunity to apply Codes and Regulations to Case Studies Successful completion of course will prepare students to write the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) certification for achieving Oil Burner Technician 3 and 2 (OBT-3,2), and Gas Technician 3 and 2 (GT-3,2 ) certificates. Oil Burner Technician 2 (OBT-2) and Gas Technician 2 can be certified to install, alter, purge, repair, activate, service oil-fired and gas appliances (with inputs not exceeding 7 gph for oil and up to and including 400,000 BTUH for gas) and the accessories that form a part of the appliance and is essential to the operation of the appliance.

Co-Requisites
COMP 370
Units/ Hours: 30

This course covers the use of operating systems and how to utilize the internet to generate professional reports and quotations. Students will develop the skills and abilities to produce technical and business reports used in the industry. Using relevant computer applications, students will learn to apply systematic record keeping processes used for operating a small business.

ELCT 111
Units/ Hours: 45

This course provides students with both theoretical and practical applications in basic electricity, electrical circuits, including an understanding of how electrical power is supplied accessed, and distributed safely Students will learn use and application of basic electrical test meters. Successful completion of this course will prepare students to write the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) certification for achieving Oil Burner Technician 3 (OBT-3) and Gas Technician 3 (GT-3) certificate. GT-3 holders must work under the supervision of a person holding a GT-1 or GT-2 certificate. OBT-3 holders must work under the supervision of a person holding an OBT-1 or OBT-2 certificate.

Co-Requisites
CNST 159
Units/ Hours: 45

This course has been designed for students entering trades and technology programs. The course will cover current legislation (O.H.S.A.) and health and safety procedures used in the industry. Students will obtain fundamental level safety certification in WHMIS, Fall Protection, Confined Space Identification, and Hoisting and Rigging.The theory for this course will be offered online and the application component will offered onsite.

MECH 212
Units/ Hours: 60

This course identifies the properties and characteristics of natural gas and propane with an emphasis on safe handling procedures. This course prepares students to interpret information from appliance manufacturer's installation and service manuals, service bulletins, and safety directives. In addition, this course examines the operating characteristics, features, and methods of heat transfer in natural gas and propane appliances, the purpose of venting and the different types of venting materials used on gas appliances. Students will learn to apply renewable energy practices for gas installations. Successful completion of this course will prepare students to write the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) certification for achieving Oil Burner Technician 3 (OBT-3) and Gas Technician 3 (GT-3) certificate. G-3 holders must work under the supervision of a person holding a GT-1 or GT-2 certificate. OBT-3 holders must work under the supervision of a person holding an OBT-1 or OBT-2 certificate.

Co-Requisites
MECH 209
Units/ Hours: 105

This introductory course will introduce students to the fundamentals of working with oil fired furnaces and water heaters. This course provides students with an opportunity to apply the Oil Burner Technician 3 theory to the installation, wiring, start up and troubleshooting of oil fired furnaces and water heaters. Students will learn to clean, lubricate, and reactivate an appliance, Students will learn to renewable energy practices to the heating and cooling industry. Successful completion of this course will prepare students to write the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) certification for achieving an Oil Burner Technician 3 (OBT3) certificate.OBT-3 holders must work under the supervision of a person holding an OBT-1 or OBT-2 certificate.

Co-Requisites
MECH 211
Units/ Hours: 45

This course provides students with the opportunity to apply practical skills required for installing, servicing, maintaining, piping and tubing in the gas and oil industry. Through a combination of theory and practical applications, students learn to identify piping, tubing, and fittings, pressure-testing and purging requirements. Students will learn how to size pipe systems and the requirements for the installation of polyethylene pipe and fittings, for water, vent, and underground gas and oil service. Students will learn to purge, install piping or tubing, and reactivate previously installed appliances of up to 400,000 BTUH. Successful completion of this course will prepare students to write the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) certification for achieving Oil Burner Technician 3 (OBT-3) and Gas Technician 3 (GT-3) certificate.GT-3 holders must work under the supervision of a person holding a GT-1 or GT-2 certificate. OBT-3 holders must work under the supervision of a person holding an OBT-1 or OBT-2 certificate.

Co-Requisites
MECH 252
Units/ Hours: 30

This course provides students with basic knowledge and skills used to interpret architectural drawings. Students will develop drawing layouts and plans using various symbols specific to various trades. An emphasis will be placed on developing the learner's ability to visualize three dimensional objects from two dimensional orthographic drawings.

MECH 222
Units/ Hours: 45

This course will focus on renewable energy sources used in the heating and cooling industry. Traditional heating units like electricity, gas, and oil will be compared with renewable energy sources. Students will learn the cost and benefits of using renewable energy supplies including geothermal and solar systems for the Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning industry.

MATH 130
Units/ Hours: 45

This course will enable students to apply specific trade related mathematical concepts and acquire foundational skills important in the fields of Construction, Welding, Plumbing, Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning. It is designed to complement and reinforce learning within other first semester courses and program areas.

Semester 2

COMM 201
Units/ Hours: 45

Communications I is an introductory course that provides a foundation in college-level communications by teaching students to read critically, write appropriately for a variety of audiences, conduct and cite research, and revise for clarity and correctness. In seminars and labs, students will engage in both independent and collaborative activities, including the development of a digital portfolio designed to help them become more effective communicators in academic and professional environments.

MECH 214
Units/ Hours: 60

This course prepares students to troubleshoot and service controls and control circuits. Students will learn to select, install and troubleshoot gas pressure regulators for a natural gas system. Students will learn how to assess the need for overpressure protection, how to read and interpret meters and plan for the correct use of propane cylinders and tanks. Successful completion of course will prepare students to write the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) certification for achieving Oil Burner Technician 2 (OBT-2) Gas Technician 2 (GT-2) certificate. Oil Burner Technician 2 (OBT-2) and Gas Technician 2 can be certified to install, alter, purge, repair, activate, service oil-fired appliances with inputs not exceeding 7 gph and the accessories that form a part of the appliance essential to the operation of the appliance.

Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
ELCT 112
Units/ Hours: 45

This course builds on the material covered in Electrical I. Students will be able to understand the function of a building power supply, how to interpret electrical drawings, how to measure and test instruments and be able to articulate the function of electrical circuits and hardware. Successful completion of this course will prepare students to write the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) certification for achieving Oil Burner Technician 2 (OBT-2) Gas Technician 2 (GT-2) certificate. Oil Burner Technician 2 (OBT2) and Gas Technician 2 can be certified to install, alter, purge, repair, activate, service oil-fired appliances with inputs not exceeding 7 gph and the accessories that form a part of the appliance essential to the operation of the appliance.

Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
MECH 215
Units/ Hours: 30

This course prepares students for the main functions used for venting systems and the requirements for the installation, operation, and testing of large piping and tubing systems used within the heating and cooling industry. Students will learn to describe vent systems and the code requirement associated with approved joining methods. This course also examines key aspects of venting design for fan-assisted and draft hood-equipped appliances, high temperature plastic venting systems associated with high efficiency appliances and power vented water heaters. Successful completion of this course will prepare students to write the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) certification for achieving Oil Burner Technician 2 (OBT-2) Gas Technician 2 (GT-2) certificate. Oil Burner Technician 2 (OBT-2) and Gas Technician 2 can be certified to install, alter, purge, repair, activate, service oil-fired appliances with inputs not exceeding 7 gph and the accessories that form a part of the appliance essential to the operation of the appliance.

Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
MECH 213
Units/ Hours: 90

This intermediate course builds on the foundation covered in Oil Heating Systems I. This course focuses on venting and air supply, electricity, trouble shooting and servicing forced air furnaces, boilers, and water heaters. This course balances theory with practical experience to enable students to work in the oil industry. Students will learn to apply renewable energy practices to the heating and cooling industry. Successful completion of this course will prepare students to write the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) certification for achieving Oil Burner Technician 2 (OBT-2) certificate. Oil Burner Technician 2 (OBT-2) can be certified to install, alter, purge, repair, activate, service oil-fired appliances with inputs not exceeding 7 gph and the accessories that form a part of the appliance essential to the operation of the appliance.

Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
MECH 216
Units/ Hours: 60

This course introduces students to the fundamental of refrigeration and air conditioning theory. Students will be introduced to heat transfer and thermodynamics related to air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Students will gain an understanding of the basic refrigeration cycle used for installation, service and troubleshooting. Students will learn to apply renewable energy practices for the heating and cooling industry.

CNST 147
Units/ Hours: 45

This course examines current construction methods, and technologies that support the concept of a building as a series of interdependent parts. Students will learn about air distribution systems, the relationship between heat, moisture and air flow and how to minimize negative impacts on the building including the principles of heat loss and heat gain. Students will learn to apply renewable energy practices to the heating and cooling industry. Successful completion of this course will prepare students to write the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) certification for achieving Oil Burner Technician 2 (OBT-2) Gas Technician 2 (GT-2) certificate. Oil Burner Technician 2 (OBT2) and Gas Technician 2 can be certified to install, alter, purge, repair, activate, service oil-fired appliances with inputs not exceeding 7 gph and the accessories that form a part of the appliance essential to the operation of the appliance.

Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
MATH 131
Units/ Hours: 45

This course will enable students to apply specific trade related mathematical concepts and acquire foundation skills important in the fields of Construction, Welding and Plumbing. The material covered in this course builds on the material covered in Trades Calculations I.

Pre-Requisites
GNED 14
Units/ Hours: 45

This course is designed for students who will work in an industrial setting. The course takes a broad look at environmental issues relating to industrial practices. In some cases, technical details of recovery/recycling processes are covered. Topics include industry's effect on and remediation of natural resources such as water, air, soil, and biotic life. New approaches by industry toward sustainability and waste management are also included.

Units/ Hours: 45

All graduates of diploma programs require general education credits. These courses allow you to explore issues of societal concern by looking at the history, theory and contemporary applications of those issues.

Your program has designated some required general education courses. In addition, you have the opportunity to choose from a list of electives each semester.

Many of these courses and some other general education courses are also available through evening classes, by distance education, or on-line. See our Part-Time Studies Calendar for these opportunities.

You may already possess general education equivalencies from other colleges or universities. Please see the General Education Co-ordinators at the Peterborough and Lindsay locations for possible exemptions.

Semester 3

MECH 219
Units/ Hours: 60

This course builds on the skills acquired through the previous course in Controls and Pressure Regulators. Students will increase their skills and abilities in working with control systems, motor applications, circuits, pneumatic controls and building automation. Successful completion of this course will prepare students to write the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) certification for achieving Oil Burner Technician 2 (OBT-2) Gas Technician 2 (GT-2) certificate. Oil Burner Technician 2 (OBT-2) and Gas Technician 2 can be certified to install, alter, purge, repair, activate, service oil-fired appliances with inputs not exceeding 7 gph and the accessories that form a part of the appliance essential to the operation of the appliance.

Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
MECH 218
Units/ Hours: 60

This course prepares students to apply the standards governing the principles of heat loss and heat gain. Students will learn the properties and characteristics of air, be able to demonstrate applied knowledge in the operation and installation of gas fired duct furnaces and calculate the air flow through a duct system using standard equations. Building codes and industry standards that apply to air flow are examined along with how to service and adjust air handling devices. Successful completion of this course will prepare students to write the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) certification for achieving Oil Burner Technician 2 (OBT-2) Gas Technician 2 (GT-2) certificate. Oil Burner Technician 2 (OBT-2) and Gas Technician 2 can be certified to install, alter, purge, repair, activate, service oil-fired appliances with inputs not exceeding 7 gph and the accessories that form a part of the appliance essential to the operation of the appliance.

Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
MECH 217
Units/ Hours: 60

This course prepares student for standard furnace installations. Students will learn about the factors associated with sizing, air purification, air flow, add-ons, efficiencies, and the operation of diagnostic equipment used in troubleshooting a forced-air system. Students will learn to install using environmental practices in accordance with the HVAC/R industry. Successful completion of this course will prepare students to write the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) certification for achieving Oil Burner Technician 2 (OBT-2) Gas Technician 2 (G-2) certificate. Oil Burner Technician 2 (OBT-2) and Gas Technician 2 can be certified to install, alter, purge, repair, activate, service oil-fired appliances with inputs not exceeding 7 gph and the accessories that form a part of the appliance essential to the operation of the appliance.

Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
MECH 221
Units/ Hours: 60

This course builds on the knowledge acquired from the Introduction to Gas Appliances course. Students will focus on a variety of gas appliances serviced and installed in the heating and cooling industry. Successful completion of this course will prepare students to write the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) certification for achieving Oil Burner Technician 2 (OBT-2) Gas Technician 2 (GT-2) certificate. Oil Burner Technician 2 (OBT-2) and Gas Technician 2 can be certified to install, alter, purge, repair, activate, service oil-fired appliances with inputs not exceeding 7 gph and the accessories that form a part of the appliance essential to the operation of the appliance.

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Co-Requisites
MECH 220
Units/ Hours: 60

This course provides students with a thorough understanding of hydronic heating system, water heaters and combination systems as it relates to installing, servicing and maintenance used in the heating and cooling industry. In addition, students will learn to apply renewable energy practices to the heating industry. Successful completion of this course will prepare students to write the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) certification for achieving Oil Burner Technician 2 (OBT-2) Gas Technician 2 (GT-2) certificate. Oil Burner Technician 2 (OBT-2) and Gas Technician 2 can be certified to install, alter, purge, repair, activate, service oil-fired appliances with inputs not exceeding 7 gph and the accessories that form a part of the appliance essential to the operation of the appliance.

Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
CNST 165
Units/ Hours: 15

This course introduces students to the process of developing a professional portfolio. Students will be encouraged to document their learning and archive their applied experience throughout the program. The professional portfolio is the capstone project required for all students in the trades and technology programs. Students will assemble written, graphic and/or video evidence demonstrating the skills and abilities acquired through their program of study.

Pre-Requisites
SCIE 156
Units/ Hours: 45

In this course, students will develop an understanding of the basic concepts of physics. They will explore kinematics; various kinds of forces; energy transformations; the properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity and magnetism. Students will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. Additionally, they will analyse the interrelationships between physics and technology.

MECH 254
Units/ Hours: 60

This course provides students with an opportunity to practice the fundamental processes of welding. Welding processes covered in this course include OFW, SMAW, GMAW and oxy-fuel cutting. In addition, students will apply techniques in fusion welding, brazing and cutting. Students will apply safe handling procedures for the use of potentially dangerous equipment in accordance with industry standards.

GNED 66
Units/ Hours: 45

This course will introduce fundamental principles of performing improvisation. Utilizing games (similar to "Whose line is it anyway") and theatre exercises, the participants will be introduced to the basic rules that improvisers follow when performing without a script. No improv or theatrical experience is necessary to take this class! Ideal for people who would like to try something new and fun while gaining new skills for practical application in the workplace and in daily life.