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The program

The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic Foundation program provides a foundation in basic refrigeration system design, installation and service. Training prepares students for entry-level employment in the commercial refrigeration industry.

Fall 2021 delivery mode: in person

  • This program will be delivered in person for the fall semester.
  • We have put measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see the BCIT COVID-19 page for details on the procedures that have been implemented.

Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.

Upon successful completion of this program, students should seek an entry-level position as an apprentice in this field or in other related industries. Graduates who enter the trade within one year of graduation can expect credit for the first level of technical training for the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic apprenticeship.

Entrance Requirements

Costs & Supplies


Program Details

Graduating & Jobs

Faculty, Advisors & Staff


Robin Gibson, Refrigeration TQ and IP
Department Head
Tel: 604-456-8034

Michael Devlin, Refrigeration TQ and IP
Tel: 604-451-6861

Ricky He, Refrigeration TQ and IP
Tel: 604-432-8426

Bryan Kramer, Refrigeration TQ and IP
Tel: 604-432-8255

Dan Sasso
Toolroom Attendant
Tel: 604-432-8774


Brian Buckley, BSc
Associate Dean
Tel: 604-451-6964

Mary-Anne Pangan
Administrative Assistant
Tel: 604-432-8259

Advisory committee

Maurice Castonguay
Service Account Manager, Trane Northwest

Peter Chountalos
Senior Account Manager, Enviro Tech Mechanical

Warren Maloff
HVAC Project Manager, Pacific West Mechanical

Mark Porter
President, Airstream Heating & AC

Peter Whiten
Principle, Custom Air Conditioning Ltd.

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