Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician

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Program Code: 3825

School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Credential: Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 2 years/ 4 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Location: Progress Campus

Email: hrac@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2356

Centennial College's Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician program, in two years, prepares you for a career in the field.

In Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician courses, you acquire a broad knowledge of the design, installation and service techniques of heating and air conditioning systems for commercial and residential settings. As such, through hands-on activities, you learn to maintain, size and select equipment for air conditioning and refrigeration application.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-160/COMM-161 College Communications 1 Progress Campus
HRAC-111 Acts, Regulations and Procedures Progress Campus
HRAC-112 Fundamentals of Cooling Cycles Progress Campus
HRAC-113 Mechanical Cooling Cycle Progress Campus
HRAC-124 Pipe Joining and Installation for Cooling Progress Campus
MATH-101 Mathematics 1 Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
GNED-212 Ethics in Technology and the Environment Progress Campus
HRAC-121 Electrical Fundamentals Progress Campus
HRAC-122 Mechanical Drawing and Prints Progress Campus
HRAC-123 Heating Fundamentals Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
HRAC-211 Psychrometrics - Control Progress Campus
HRAC-212 System Design and Installation Progress Campus
HRAC-213 Electrical & Control Systems Progress Campus
MATH-216 Mathematics for HRAC Progress Campus
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
HRAC-221 Capstone Project Progress Campus
HRAC-222 Heating Hydronic Fundamentals Progress Campus
HRAC-223 Air Conditioning & Distribution Systems Progress Campus
HRAC-224 Advanced Electrical and Control Systems Progress Campus

Program Highlights

The world has become very technology focused, with great strides being made in heating, refrigeration and air conditioning technology. The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician program spans the areas of design and engineering. Among other topics, it encompasses:

  • The development of refrigerants
  • Selection of equipment to meet the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) standards
  • The efficiency standards for heating equipment
  • Installation and service techniques

Career Outlook

  • Helper to heating and cooling mechanic
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Sales representative
  • Service representative

Academic Requirements

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,767.00 $942.00 $3,709.00
International $12,800.00 $2,137.00 $14,937.00