About the Program
International students are eligible to enroll in the Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Refrigeration Technician (HVACR) program, and are also eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit program (PGWPP). Please note, however, that Alberta apprenticeship is a training program that is limited to Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada. Temporary visa holders (such as those participating on the PGWPP) do not meet the eligibility requirements and are not able to register through the on-line apprenticeship registration system.
The Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Refrigeration Technician certificate provides students with entry-level job readiness and partial credit for the first two years of apprenticeship. The goals of the certificate are to provide familiarity with the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry and understanding of the operating principles of industry-specific equipment, systems and procedures. You'll be introduced to the theory and equipment in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industries by studying air flow, controls, blueprint reading and computer software applications.
Tuition & Fees (Cost per semester)
Cost Per Credit: $223
Tuition Cap: $2,085
Health & Dental: $132
Rec. & Athletics: $70
Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)
Semester 1: $1150
Semester 2: $650
Please note: This information is provided to help you estimate your costs for student financing. Some courses may also have additional expenses. Students who take all of their courses online are exempt from U-Pass, Health & Dental, and Recreation & Athletics fees. All fees are subject to change.
- Grade 11 English
- Pure Math 20 or Math 20-1 or 20-2 or Applied Math 20
- One of: Physics 20, Science 20 or Chemistry 20
NAIT's MTH20T Academic Upgrading course is recognized in lieu of Math 20-2.
View the English Language Proficiency Requirements for the Program: NAIT | English Language Proficiency
Scholarships & Bursaries
|Johnson Controls HVAC Specialist Scholarship - Winter||1000.00||1|
Available to first year students enrolled in the Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Refrigeration Technician (HVAC) program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement in the first semester of the program.
|The Princess Auto Foundation Bursaries - HVAC||2500.00||2|
Available to students enrolled in the Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Refrigeration Technician program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and a minimum academic achievement of 70% in the first semester of the program.
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.