The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic Foundation program provides a foundation in basic refrigeration system design, installation and service. The training prepares students for entry-level employment in the commercial refrigeration industry.
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. The program also includes the first level of the Gas B training; this gives you the opportunity to enter term 2 of our Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician Co-op program.
Who it’s for
This career path is suited to those who are interested in working with mechanical and electrical systems, and who enjoy troubleshooting and being independent. The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician program prepares students to seek employment as an apprentice Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic.
What grads can do
As a result of the expanding markets for refrigeration and air conditioning and changing technology, a dramatic need exists for qualified personnel both at home and abroad. A refrigeration mechanic fabricates, installs, alters, repairs, and services any system used for cooling and/or heating (i.e., heat pumps). This program gives you the entry level knowledge to start a carrier as a Refrigeration and HVAC Mechanic.
Robin Gibson, Refrigeration TQ and IP
Michael Devlin, Refrigeration TQ and IP
Ricky He, Refrigeration TQ and IP
Brian Buckley, BSc, MEd
Service Account Manager, Trane Northwest
Senior Account Manager, Enviro Tech Mechanical
HVAC Project Manager, Pacific West Mechanical
President, Airstream Heating & AC
Principle, Custom Air Conditioning Ltd.
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