Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
In the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic - Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician program, you not only train as an apprentice in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning trade (313A), you also obtain a two-year post-secondary Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning diploma.
Through the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician courses in this college technology program, you acquire a broad knowledge of the design, installation and service techniques of heating, refrigeration and air conditioning systems for commercial and residential settings. You learn to service, maintain, size and select equipment for air conditioning and refrigeration applications, while being introduced to hydronics and forced air heating.
These applied science studies include a co-op work placement component. To make your co-op experience meaningful, the Career Services and Co-operative Education department staff works closely with you. At the same time, they collaborate with a wide variety of organizations in business and industry to assist you with the sourcing of and preparation for co-op work placement opportunities.
Please note: This program will be offered in Fall 2018, subject to Ministry approval.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
|Course Code||Course Title|
|COOP-621||Employment Preplacement 4|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
|RACH-121||Electrical & Control Systems|
|RACH-122||Pressure Enthalpy and Refrigerants Cooling Systems and Components|
|RACH-123||Heating Fundamentals 2|
|RACH-124||Plan Specifications and Load Calculations Systems and Components|
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
- The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic program fulfills the requirements for both the in-school apprenticeship curriculum and an Ontario College Diploma.
- You learn through both in-school theory and lab experiences.
- Specific topics covered include the fundamentals of refrigeration and its components, selection of equipment to meet the Season Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) standards, the efficiency standards of heating equipment, and installation and service techniques.
- Refrigeration and air conditioning systems mechanic
- Heating technician (upon completion of G3)
- Sales representative
- Service representative
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
- English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
- Mathematics Grade 11 M or U, or 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment for Admission
- Applicants must be eligible to work as apprentices in Ontario
- Mature applicants must present Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), High School Diploma or Certificate (OSSC) or GED (General Educational Development)
- Applicants educated outside of Canada must present evaluations of credentials equivalent to the above
- Complete a questionnaire to assess co-op employability
- Attend a mandatory program admission session where applicants will briefly discuss their questionnaire answers with faculty
- After applying, applicants will receive a letter with instructions on how to book and prepare for the program admission session.
- This program is highly competitive. Applicants are ranked based on a combination of English and Mathematics grades, as well as the results of the interview.
- Completion of all core courses from year 1.
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
1. Apply Online
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. More info on Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.
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. More info on 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.
2. Submit Documents
Ontario high school students and graduates
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).
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.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Incidental Fees||Total|