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Refrigeration Plant Operator

Heavy Equipment Service

The Refrigeration Plant Operator certificate is a comprehensive ten-unit course approved by the BC Safety Authority (BCSA) and taught entirely through distance education and online learning (approximately seven months in length).

Major skills learned are providing and maintaining important technical processes in buildings and industrial plants, including:

  • Site administration;
  • Chlorinated hydrocarbon environmental impacts;
  • Cycle controls, metering devices and accessories;
  • Heat exchangers and cooling towers;
  • Refrigeration thermodynamics;
  • WHIMIS and plant safety and fire protection.

Please choose from one of the highlighted schedules below:

  • No Apprenticeship Schedules Available
  • No Foundation Schedules Available
  • No Youth Schedules Available
  • Go To Vocational Schedules

Quick Facts

  • Requirements:

    This is a specialized home-study program offered at Selkirk College, from their Nelson campus (the Industry Training Authority link on this page has been re-directed to the program page at Selkirk College). Phone tutorials for seven months and all materials are included.


    This course is one of the requirements needed to challenge the Refrigeration operator's certificate of qualification. BCSA Refrigeration Operator examination as set forth by the Standardization of Power Engineers Examination Committee of Canada (SOPEEC). The practical qualifying experience is described in the B.C. Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure vessel and Refrigeration Safety Regulation (BCSA).

  • Additional Information: