Humber’s Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician diploma program prepares you for a career as a technician capable of designing, installing and servicing many different types of energy systems. As you progress through the program, you will become familiar with the installation and service techniques of heating and air conditioning systems in residential and small commercial buildings. As well, you will learn to size, select and maintain equipment for building comfort according to various industry standards. When students meet or exceed minimum TSSA course attendance and course mark criteria, they are eligible to write G3, G2 and OBT3 licence exams.Courses Program Standards
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
At Humber, we strive to duplicate situations that you will see in your everyday working life. You will use up-to-date Refrigeration, Heating and Controls labs that will allow you to understand the basics of this evolving technology so that you can approach your first day on the job with confidence.
Our goal is to prepare technicians in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration engineering technologies who can meet the challenges of rapidly advancing new technologies. Students will get opportunities to be placed in areas to get real job experience.
Increasingly, HVAC technicians enter a building not with a tool box, but with a laptop computer. Our programs focus on giving you the basic skills to design and service HVAC equipment, by using the latest industry software programs. You will also learn how to use and interpret industry specific testing and measuring devices.
Today’s residential central air conditioning and heating systems are more energy efficient than those that were typically installed in the past. As this sector continues to address Canadians’ concerns about rising energy prices and the environment, there will be ongoing opportunities for you to work with design contractors in installing, servicing and retrofitting heating, ventilation and air conditioning and refrigeration (HRAC) equipment. As well, you could choose to work as a sales representative, specifications writer or service representative. With further experience, you could become an estimator, working with plans and specifications to determine material and labour requirements in preparation of contract bids.
Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada
This program helps to prepare students to write the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) exams. There are six exams in total, three of which are completed in Semester 3.
Technical Standards and Safety Authority
This program helps to prepare students to write three Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) exams including G.3, G.2 and OBT.3. The exam content is provided throughout the program.
Ministry of the Environment
This program helps to prepare students to write the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) Refrigerant Handling exam leading to the Ozone Depletion Prevention Certificate. This exam is completed in semester 4.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
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