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Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technician
Overview
  • Five-month certificate
  • January and September entry dates
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • Credit transfer opportunity: students receiving a minimum mark of 70% in all courses are eligible for level 1 accreditation for the technical training portion of their apprenticeship
  • Due to high demand, this funded program is open to Manitoba residents only. Applications received from non-Manitoba residents for this program will be cancelled and the application fee will not be refunded.

Description
Refrigeration and air conditioning technicians or mechanics install, repair, service, and design residential, commercial, and industrial HVAC/R (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration) equipment.
 
The program provides both theoretical and practical knowledge of refrigeration systems, air conditioning, piping, welding and electrical wiring. Special emphasis will be placed on safety regulations as they pertain to using, reusing, recycling, recovering, and reclaiming HCFC and HFC refrigerants as well as the safe handling and disposal of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).

Prior to starting the program, you will be invited to attend a program overview information session. You will also be invited to participate in a math and reading skills diagnostic testing session that will advise you of your program readiness.

This is a not an apprenticeship program, but may provide credit transfer opportunities towards apprenticeship.  The Government of Manitoba, Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade offers apprenticeship training that combines on-the-job practical skills development with levels of technical training.  If you are interested in applying to an apprenticeship program, please visit www.manitoba.ca/tradecareers

Red River College endeavours to provide the most current version of all program and course information on this website. The College reserves the right to modify or cancel any course, program, process, or procedure without notice or prejudice. Fees may change without notice.