The refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic program follows the current Alberta Apprenticeship Course Outline (pdf) to ensure all students are provided with appropriate training experiences to successfully pass their apprenticeship examinations.
Classroom & Study Hours
Students can expect to spend, on average
- 30 hours per week in classrooms and labs
Training is provided at NAIT's Main Campus in Edmonton.
Is This Program For You?
The work is most rewarding for those who enjoy variety, problem solving and working with little supervision. To be successful in their trade, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics need
- mechanical ability and interest
- good coordination and manual dexterity
- the strength required to lift heavy parts weighing in excess of 25 kilograms
- the ability to work well with co-workers and deal with customers
The School of Trades participates in the NAITfye (First Year Experience) initiative developed to help students transition to life on campus. The goals are for 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. This is why there is a NAITfye facilitator just for you.
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. If there is something you are looking for or if you need additional information, please contact us at email@example.com.
If you want more information about the NAITfye workshops or have questions about NAIT services or student life, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the NAIT First Year Experience section of our website. We will answer any questions you have or direct you to the area best able to assist you.