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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Delivery Methods

  • Face to Face: class is scheduled in-person, with face-to-face instruction
  • Blended: class has a portion of face-to-face and online interaction
  • Hyflex: class has a flexible structure where it's optional for students to attend sessions in the classroom, participate online, or do both.
  • Remote Live Delivery: replaced online synchronous, where classes are fully online and scheduled at a specific time for students to attend.
  • Remote On-Demand Delivery: replaced online asynchronous, where students can engage with online class content at different times.
  • Remote Independent: online learning where content is self-led and no instructor.
  • Work Placement: class is a work placement
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