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HVAC 0150 - Refrigeration System Fundamentals

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (Technician) Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

This course is suitable for Students with little or no knowledge of refrigeration systems, and those looking to improve their skillset or explore the trade. Refrigeration System Fundamentals is a combination of in class lectures, shop practical’s, and online learning. The Student will learn about the components of a refrigeration system, how the components work together to create an operating system. The shop portion will teach the student how to install measuring devices on an operating system to determine system operating parameters. The Student will have online access to course material.


HVAC 0145 - CFC Emissions in Refrigeration (may be taken concurrently) and a good understanding of English, both written and spoken.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize and understand the operation of refrigeration system components
  • Recognize and understand the operation of refrigeration systems
  • Connect refrigeration manifold gauges and temperature probes
  • Measure and understand temperatures and pressures of an operating system
  • Complete and understand the basic refrigeration cycle worksheet

Effective as of Winter 2017

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