Continuing Education

RACM702 - Refrigeration & HVAC Mechanic Job Readiness

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Course Overview

Refrigeration and HVAC mechanics are responsible for assembling, installing, inspecting, maintaining, and repairing equipment for refrigeration, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning in commercial, industrial, and residential settings. The skills obtained in this course will prepare students for entry level refrigeration and HVAC positions where they can begin to apprentice.

This comprehensive course covers tools and instruments, ladders, scaffolds and lifts, soldering and brazing, and refrigerant and oil handling. Learn about refrigeration principles and the vapour compression cycle. Gain an introductory knowledge of valve design and functions as well as the principles and practices of workplace safety, including an introduction to electrical and meter safety.

Acquire the knowledge and fundamental skills to prepare for a career in the refrigeration and HVAC industry. A wallet card certificate will be issued to successful candidates.

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  • Face to Face: Where: In-person meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Face-to-face instruction at all class meetings. Location may be on campus or at a worksite.
  • Blended: Where: Mixture of in-person & online components. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Combination of face-to-face and online components at specific times. Some online components may be accessed online anytime.
  • Hyflex: Where: Choice to attend in-person or online meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. For each class, students choose to attend in-person with the instructor or online at a specific time.
  • Remote Live Delivery: Where: Online with instructor. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Instruction is delivered at set times online. Students do not come to campus.
  • Remote On-Demand Delivery: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online. While there are no set class meetings, there may be set due dates and deadlines for some activities. Students may interact with peers through virtual tools.
  • Remote Independent: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online, with no instructor support. While students choose when to do coursework, there may be set due dates and deadlines. 
  • Work Placement: Where: In-person meetings. When: Work is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Onsite work integrated learning. Location at a worksite.
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