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  • This program will be delivered online during COVID-19.
  • Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.

The apprenticeship process requires time spent on the job supplemented by in-school training. A Refrigeration Mechanic apprentice must complete a five-year program, including 7,280 workplace hours and 4 years of in-school technical training consisting of 840 in-school hours. After completion of training and passing the Grade B Gasfitter’s exam, a B.C. Certificate of Apprenticeship, B.C. Certificate of Qualification, and the Interprovincial Standard Endorsement, also known as Red Seal, will be awarded.

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

Kelsey Sem
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.

Contact Us

BCIT Apprenticeship Service Office

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