Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic

Note: This trade is transitioning to a Pan-Canadian Harmonized program, so it is important that Apprentices understand how that impacts their program path. Details on the transition can be found via the Industry Training Authority, or contact your trainer for the most current updates.

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics make, install, repair and service residential, commercial and industrial cooling and heating systems. Some work in building maintenance, servicing the air conditioning systems in high-rise office buildings. Others specialize in repairing small, portable refrigeration and freezing units. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics measure, cut and connect piping using welding and brazing equipment. They also recharge systems with refrigerant gases as required. They may connect rooftop units to gas, test and balance systems and connect electrical systems. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics must be able to use and adjust computerized controls, use computer software to calculate loads, and work on large machines.

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program.

Recommendations

The following education is recommended: Grade 10 (Grade 12 preferred), including English 10, Math 10, and Science 10.

 

The Apprenticeship Program comprises Levels 1-to-4 of progressive technical training, with each Level taking from 6-10 weeks (180-300 hours) to complete. In addition, apprentices are required to accumulate 6,210 hours of work-based training.

 

A Foundation Program can jump-start your career without employer sponsorship by supplying the knowledge and skills to enter directly at Level 2, after 25 weeks of training (refer to Industry Training Authority for alternative paths into the occupation).

TRADE TRAINING PROGRAM TYPES

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Aug 29 2022Oct 14 2022

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Sep 06 2022Nov 11 2022

Refrigeration Mechanic (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Cowichan

Sep 06 2022Nov 10 2022

Refrigeration - Harmonized

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Sep 12 2022Oct 21 2022

Refrigeration Mechanic (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Sep 19 2022Oct 28 2022

Refrigeration Mechanic (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Oct 17 2022Dec 23 2022

Refrigeration Mechanic (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

Duncan Ave. Penticton

Oct 17 2022Dec 22 2022

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic (HL)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Oct 17 2022Dec 02 2022

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Oct 17 2022Dec 23 2022

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Oct 31 2022Dec 16 2022

Refrigeration Mechanic (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Nov 07 2022Dec 23 2022

Refrigeration Mechanic (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Cowichan

Jan 03 2023Feb 17 2023

Refrigeration - Harmonized

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Jan 03 2023Mar 10 2023

Refrigeration Mechanic (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

Duncan Ave. Penticton

Jan 03 2023Mar 09 2023

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic (HL)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Feb 10 2023

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 04 2023Mar 10 2023

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic (Harmonized)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Jan 09 2023Mar 17 2023

Refrigeration Mechanic (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Feb 06 2023Mar 24 2023

Refrigeration Mechanic (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Feb 13 2023Apr 21 2023

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic (Harmonized)

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Mar 20 2023May 26 2023

Refrigeration Mechanic (Harmonized)

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Okanagan College

Duncan Ave. Penticton

Mar 20 2023May 04 2023

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic (HL)

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Camosun College

Interurban

Mar 27 2023Jun 02 2023

Refrigeration Mechanic (Harmonized)

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