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Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology

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Program Code: 03601 Credential: Advanced Diploma Program Length: 6 semesters Delivery Mode (Semester 1 Delivery Fall 2021)  : Online/In-personCurrent Students can view program delivery details at Current Student Resources  
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Program Overview

Humber’s Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology advanced diploma program provides you with comprehensive knowledge of energy systems used for commercial and industrial complexes. As you progress through the program, you will learn to apply engineering principles and conventions to achieve optimal energy efficiency through a process of evaluation, monitoring, load evaluation through software modelling, direct digital control (DDC), assessment, and necessary corrective action.

Courses Program Standards

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Relate effectively to heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration supervisors, coworkers and customers.
  2. Comply with applicable acts, regulations, legislation, and codes to maintain personal and public safety.
  3. Solve scientific, mathematical, and engineering problems related to designing, operating, and installing energy systems for commercial and industrial complexes.
  4. Prepare and analyze detailed drawings, and compile technical specifications for energy systems.
  5. Design, operate, and install energy systems for commercial and industrial complexes.
  6. Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development that lead to enhanced work performance and career opportunities, and keep pace with industry changes.


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Work Placement

Our program features an optional, paid work placement directly related to your program of study. The work experience is designed to enable you to apply your skills and knowledge in an actual work environment, as well as enhance your employability upon graduation.

The work placement takes place after the completion of Semester 4, for a minimum of 400 hours. Participating students are required to complete work preparation sessions prior to the work term. Humber provides a range of services to support student success including working with business, industry and government to identify employment opportunities.

The Humber Advantage

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Facilities & Equipment

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.


Software & Technology

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.


Scholarships

Entrance scholarships worth $3000 each to students under certain diploma programs.


Value Added Activities

On Feb 24th thirty seven Humber students in the three year Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology program participated in a new technology product training workshop and successfully gained manufacturer certification.

Your Career

Up to 20 per cent of the cost of constructing a new commercial building can be attributed to heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment. The push for greater energy efficiency is creating exciting opportunities for professionals who apply the effective and appropriate handling of energy to the design, installation and operation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Opportunities exist in the commercial and industrial sectors, as well as in various levels of government departments.

Your potential employers include heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration manufacturers; consulting engineers; architects; process industries; wholesalers; distributors; mechanical contractors; building owners; chain stores; energy management firms; property management companies; and school boards.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

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.  The materials for the remaining three exams are supplied in Semesters 5 and 6.

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 in Semesters 1 - 4.  

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 (ODP) Certificate.  The exam content is delivered in Semester 4.  

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2021 North Open
January 2022 North Open
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2021 North Closed
January 2022 North Opening Soon

Humber

Faculty Who Lead to Inspire - Adriana Mema

Faculty Who Lead to Inspire - Adriana Mema

Fri, March 26, 2021

Since joining the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology at Humber College in 2008, Adriana has seen the growth opportunities awaiting graduates in construction and infrastructure.

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Faculty Who Lead to Inspire - Dr. Setareh Janbakhsh

Faculty Who Lead to Inspire - Dr. Setareh Janbakhsh

Wed, February 24, 2021

Dr. Setareh Janbakhsh has built, modified, evaluated and improved air distribution systems and ventilation performance in structures around the globe.

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Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Co-op & Work Placement Job Fair 2020

Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Co-op & Work Placement Job Fair 2020

Tue, March 10, 2020

The Co-op and Work Placement Services hosted an Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Job Fair for placement and new co-op program students.

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Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology Events

Fall Convocation

Fall Convocation

Humber

Thu, November 07, 2019
All Campuses

Last Day of Classes

Last Day of Classes

Humber

Fri, December 13, 2019
All Campuses

Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology News

ICT Capstone Project Expo 2020

ICT Capstone Project Expo 2020

Tue, May 19, 2020

Bachelor of Industrial Design Thesis Show 2020

Bachelor of Industrial Design Thesis Show 2020

Thu, March 12, 2020

Supply Chain Management Annual Career Networking Event

Supply Chain Management Annual Career Networking Event

Wed, March 11, 2020

The annual Supply Chain Management Career Fair was another very successful event hosted by Work Placement Services.

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On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent) 
      • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent) 
      • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

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    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Equipment & Device Requirements

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Intel i7 or AMD 64-bit processor, 2.4GHz or faster Intel i7 or Xeon E3, 3.2GHz or faster
OS Windows 7 or 8/8.1 -64 bit professional Windows 7, 8.x or 10 - 64-bit professional
Memory 8 GB 32 GB
Video OpenGL 3.2 support w 1GB memory. No onboard graphics NVIDIA Quadro or AMD FirePro/Radeon Pro Card w/ 4 GB dedicated memory
Monitor 1920*1080 resolution 1920*1080 resolution (or higher) resolution, dual monitors
Storage Hard drive w/ 20GB free USB and/or DVD drive Solid State Drive (SSD) w/20GB free

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

Ian MacLachlan, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5674
ian.maclachlan@humber.ca

Current students please send inquiries to: SATadvising@humber.ca.

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,765.64
  • international: $15,874.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

Additional costs may include personal protection equipment (PPE) needed and utilized in the lab environment.

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Bachelor of Technology

Graduates of Humber's Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology Advanced Diploma may transfer into Thompson Rivers University's online degree programs: 

Students applying for admission to any of the University programs are required to submit the university application form and applicable fees.  Students are subject to all University admission policies including the requirement to provide original documentation showing their full postsecondary academic history along with graduation with a relevant diploma from Humber.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

For more information, contact: student@tru.ca 

Bachelor of Technology - Trades and Technology Leadership

Graduates of Humber's Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology Advanced Diploma may transfer into Thompson Rivers University's online degree programs: 

Students applying for admission to any of the University programs are required to submit the university application form and applicable fees.  Students are subject to all University admission policies including the requirement to provide original documentation showing their full postsecondary academic history along with graduation with a relevant diploma from Humber.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

For more information, contact: student@tru.ca 

Bachelor of Science, HVACR Engineering Technology and Energy Management

Humber graduates of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology Advanced Diploma who have achieved an overall Grade Point Average of 2.5 out of 4 (65-70%) will be granted advanced standing into Year 3 of the Bachelor of Science HVACR Engineering Technology and Energy Management program at Ferris State University. Humber students will be required to take an additional general English course such as WRIT 100: College Reading and Writing Skills prior to admission.

Ferris State University in Michigan offers in-state tuition rates for all Canadian students:  https://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/administration/businessoffice/tuition-rates.htm
Canadian students may also be eligible for the same academic scholarships as domestic students.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution.

Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma)

Humber and Athabasca University have entered into an agreement that allows Civil Engineering Technology diploma, Computer Engineering Technology diploma, Electrical Engineering Technology - Control Systems diploma, Electromechanical Engineering Technology diploma, Electronics Engineering Technology diploma, Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology diploma, and Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma graduates the ability to progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (PD) with advanced standing of 60 credits provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available.

Civil Engineering Technology diploma, Computer Engineering Technology diploma, Electrical Engineering Technology - Control Systems diploma, Electromechanical Engineering Technology diploma, Electronics Engineering Technology diploma, Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology diploma, and Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma graduates may also progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (PD) with advanced standing of 30 credits* in the following specializations provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computing Information Systems
  • Human Science

For additional information, contact Athabasca's Transfer Credit Services

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

BSc (Post Diploma) with major in Applied Mathematics

Humber and Athabasca University have entered into an agreement that allows Civil Engineering Technology diploma, Computer Engineering Technology diploma, Electrical Engineering Technology - Control Systems diploma, Electromechanical Engineering Technology diploma, Electronics Engineering Technology diploma, Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology diploma, and Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma graduates the ability to progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (PD) with advanced standing of 60 credits provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available.

Civil Engineering Technology diploma, Computer Engineering Technology diploma, Electrical Engineering Technology - Control Systems diploma, Electromechanical Engineering Technology diploma, Electronics Engineering Technology diploma, Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology diploma, and Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma graduates may also progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (PD) with advanced standing of 30 credits* in the following specializations provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computing Information Systems
  • Human Science

For additional information, contact Athabasca's Transfer Credit Services

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

BSc (Post Diploma) with major in Computing Information Systems

Humber and Athabasca University have entered into an agreement that allows Civil Engineering Technology diploma, Computer Engineering Technology diploma, Electrical Engineering Technology - Control Systems diploma, Electromechanical Engineering Technology diploma, Electronics Engineering Technology diploma, Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology diploma, and Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma graduates the ability to progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (PD) with advanced standing of 60 credits provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available.

Civil Engineering Technology diploma, Computer Engineering Technology diploma, Electrical Engineering Technology - Control Systems diploma, Electromechanical Engineering Technology diploma, Electronics Engineering Technology diploma, Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology diploma, and Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma graduates may also progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (PD) with advanced standing of 30 credits* in the following specializations provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computing Information Systems
  • Human Science

For additional information, contact Athabasca's Transfer Credit Services

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

BSc (Post Diploma) with major in Human Science

Humber and Athabasca University have entered into an agreement that allows Civil Engineering Technology diploma, Computer Engineering Technology diploma, Electrical Engineering Technology - Control Systems diploma, Electromechanical Engineering Technology diploma, Electronics Engineering Technology diploma, Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology diploma, and Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma graduates the ability to progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (PD) with advanced standing of 60 credits provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available.

Civil Engineering Technology diploma, Computer Engineering Technology diploma, Electrical Engineering Technology - Control Systems diploma, Electromechanical Engineering Technology diploma, Electronics Engineering Technology diploma, Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology diploma, and Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma graduates may also progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (PD) with advanced standing of 30 credits* in the following specializations provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computing Information Systems
  • Human Science

For additional information, contact Athabasca's Transfer Credit Services

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Honours Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Humber and Seneca Colleges have entered into an agreement that increases student opportunities for degree completion at both institutions.  Humber graduates may transfer into Seneca’s Honours Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with entry into Semester 5, Year 3 of the program.    

Admissions:

All applicants to Seneca degree programs are required to have successfully completed the related Humber program with a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (70%).

All applicants may apply through the Ontario College Application Service and must submit an official academic transcript for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.  The application must be received no later than the stated deadline for the given term being applied for in order to qualify for admission.

For further information, please contact:  academic.pathways@senecacollege.ca

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Law LLB

Humber students who have successfully completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in any field at Humber College and meet the requirements, will be considered for admission into the University of Gloucestershire's Bachelor of Law LLB program. 

International students should demonstrate and must provide evidence that they have attained a level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in writing. Alternative acceptable English Language qualifications can be found at: www.glos.ac.uk/study/international

Students will be expected to attend an Academic Induction preceding entry to the program. Students admitted to the UoG program will pay the appropriate annual tuition fee rate. The definitive fees will be those published here: http://www.glos.ac.uk/international

Students admitted to UoG from Humber will be eligible to receive the international bursary. This award, and its ruling terms and conditions, is subject to change on an annual basis. For September 2020/January 2021 entry, the applicable bursary is £3,000, and will be automatically applied against tuition for successful applicants from Humber. Please note that the bursary is only available to students who are studying full-time at the UoG on campus in the UK, and completing a full degree (not available for distance learning or master's stage students).

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Contact us for more information:

Shandin Rickard-Hughes
International Marketing & Student Recruitment Manager, Americas
srickardhughes@glos.ac.uk

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Program Specific Questions

Ian MacLachlan, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5674
ian.maclachlan@humber.ca

Current students please send inquiries to: SATadvising@humber.ca.

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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