What to Expect
The Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Refrigeration Technician certificate provides an intensive technical introduction to the applied sector of the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industries. The concentrated one-year training package prepares students for entry-level employment in this very diverse job market.
Classroom & Study Hours
Students can expect to spend, on average
- 33 hours per week attending classes over the course of a semester
- 15 to 30 hours per week studying and completing class assignments
Classrooms are incorporated into lab areas and provide a comfortable learning environment. Labs are fully equipped with training units and digital control systems. Computer labs are linked through a main server and most courses incorporate computer-generated curricula.
Is This Program For You?
This program will appeal to those with a general mechanical background looking for focused, job-ready training, or to individuals with a related trades certification, such as sheet metal, electrical, plumbing or instrumentation, who desire fast re-training.
The School of Skilled Trades wants our first-year students to become confident in their abilities, get connected to NAIT through groups, peers and staff, be supported personally and academically, get motivated to complete their program and most importantly enjoy the learning environment here at NAIT.
Being an apprentice student is quite different from being a full-time student. Apprentices are in school for short periods of time and some programs are on satellite campuses. Our goal is to improve communication with apprentices on all campuses to ensure you have access to all the services we have to offer at NAIT for you to be successful.
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- Apprenticeship Information
- Frequently asked questions about NAIT apprenticeship
- Frequently asked questions about the apprenticeship process
Women in Technology and Trades
The Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Refrigeration Technician certificate program is supported by Women in Technology and Trades (WITT), an offering of NAIT Student Engagement. The goal of WITT is to ensure that all female students are aware of and prepared for the career opportunities that are available to them in diverse technical fields. Throughout the year, WITT provides networking events, lunch and learns, mentorship opportunities and support services that are available to women in technology and trades programs at NAIT.
- Visit the Women in Technology and Trades page
- See upcoming WITT events
- Learn more about the WITT Industry Mentorship Program
Top-notch learning environments give students the edge. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) students use computerized control systems for energy management in the NAIT Gateway Mechanical Services Centre for Building Environment Technology.