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Next Cohort: Sep 7-Aug 25
Sep 7-Aug 25
Students gain the required skills to install, service, and maintain the environmental systems for residential buildings, including working with a variety of gas appliances, as well as an introduction to refrigeration and air conditioning. Students examine energy efficient and environmentally friendly approaches; and read, utilize, and produce Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning (HRAC) drawings using industry standard software. Students gain the required skills to obtain the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) Gas Technician 2 (G.2) exams in order to become a licensed gas technician.
Graduates are primarily prepared for a career as a gas technician. However, employment may also be found in the areas of technical support and sales within the HRAC industry. Graduates are introduced to transferable practical skills, as well as industry relevant applied math and science, in order to facilitate the transition into a variety of other trades (such as sheet metal, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, and pipe fitting). For those who want to work in these trades, an apprenticeship is required after graduation.
What You’ll Learn
- Relate effectively to heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning supervisors, coworkers, and customers.
- Work safely and in accordance with all applicable acts, regulations, legislation, and codes to ensure personal and public safety.
- Select and use a variety of heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning tools and equipment safely and properly.
- Solve math and applied science problems required to effectively install and maintain heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems, and associated components.
- Prepare and interpret electrical, mechanical, and piping drawings.
- Install, service, and troubleshoot heating, refrigeration, air conditioning systems, and associated components.
- Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development, which will lead to enhanced work performance and career opportunities, and keep pace with industry changes.
- Employ environmentally sustainable practices within the profession.
- Apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.
All co-operative education programs at Georgian contain mandatory work term experiences aligned with program learning outcomes. Co-op work terms are designed to integrate academic learning with work experience, supporting the development of industry specific competencies and employability skills.
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Next Cohort: Sep 7-Aug 25