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Duration

42 weeks

Tuition

$5,445

  Ottawa

May 9-Feb 24

Plus 3 other start dates

Sep 6 - Jun 23 2023

Jan 3 - Oct 20 2023

May 8 - Feb 23 2024

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Diploma

Year Founded

1967

Scholarships

no

The two-year Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician Ontario College Diploma program delivered in a compressed format over 42 weeks, is approved by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) and is taught in Algonquin’s state-of-the-art Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE) building. By studying in the ACCE building, you have the opportunity to work in a fully-outfitted facility where you learn both traditional and advanced technologies used in the industry.

Start the program by learning electrical and heating essentials – all courses have a strong hands-on component. To better prepare you for a career in the industry, vocational subjects are enriched with courses in: communications, mathematics, related sciences, and computer applications. Continue to enhance your knowledge and skills throughout the remainder of the program, and learn about controls, forced air gas/oil heating systems, hydronics and refrigeration concepts.

Algonquin College’s program also includes an approved curriculum for:

  • Gas Technician 3 (G3) and Gas Technician 2 (G2)
  • Oil Burner Technician 3 (OBT3) and Oil Burner Technician 2 (OBT2)

This means that you have an opportunity to prepare for and write your TSSA exams, in order to become licensed as a Gas Technician and Oil Burner Technician during the program. At the end of your second term, you may be eligible to apply to write your TSSA G3 and OBT3 certificates of qualification. At the end of your final term, you may be eligible to apply for your TSSA G2 and OBT2 certificates of qualification, making you more employable in the field.

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 that will lead to enhanced work performance and career opportunities, and keep pace with industry changes.
  • Identify and apply discipline specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.

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Student Reviews (3)

Algonquin College

Game development

Anonymous

Ottawa • January 24, 2022

Graduated From

Game - Development

Overall:

4 out of 5

Instructors:

4 stars

Curriculum:

3 stars

Job Assistance:

4 stars

Algonquin is one of the best colleges in ontario for virtually every type of student. Even if you’re coming from abroad, Algonquin has some exceptional opportunities for you.

As soon as you step foot on campus in Ottawa, success is within you...

Algonquin is one of the best colleges in ontario for virtually every type of student. Even if you’re coming from abroad, Algonquin has some exceptional opportunities for you.

As soon as you step foot on campus in Ottawa, success is within your grasp. This is a school that wants us all to succeed. I’m in the game development program, where I have a lot on my plate. But with the services available, including specialized software available on the computers on campus, study rooms, and thankfully high speed internet, it never feels overwhelming. It feels like I’m doing what I was meant to do.

The teachers have worked on games themselves and know about both the technical side of things as well as the business/industry side of things. Having the ability to develop connections is essential in this business, so im told.

This is a school that will give you the tools you need to succeed, but it’s up to you to use them.

Algonquin College

do not I repeat Do Not go here

Anonymous

Ottawa • January 12, 2022

Graduated From

Occupational Health and Safety

Overall:

1 out of 5

Instructors:

1 stars

Curriculum:

1 stars

Job Assistance:

1 stars

Terrible. Just Terrible. I went in for culinary management and decided that it was not the course for me. there was a drop out date where you can get all your money back. I reached out that day to drop out, however so many people were doing so that the...

Terrible. Just Terrible. I went in for culinary management and decided that it was not the course for me. there was a drop out date where you can get all your money back. I reached out that day to drop out, however so many people were doing so that they did not have enough staff on to handle how many people were dropping out and did not have enough meetings available. I finally got into contact with a student success leader, and his earliest available day was 7 days after the deadline. he informed me that he could back date the drop out day for me-in which i took his word for it. fast forward over a month later, the fees were not gone on my account, and an email informed me that I had supposedly not dropped out on time. I had to send in proof of emails regarding the entire situation, that I did drop out on time and that their school did not have enough staff on to handle how many people dropped out. a staff member informed me that they would get back in touch with me after everything was sorted out. now, January, they inform me that I still owe fees on a kit that I returned. They said it was not good enough to resell. lets get this clear, the kit was horrendous. terrible equipment that looked as though it came from the dollar store. the only thing missing in the kit was plastic covers that go on some of the utensils-and even those were in the bag still. the uniform had been worn for a total of under 12 hours-yet it is unsellable. so here I am, stuck with nearly 1000 dollars left to pay a school for a terrible kit, from an education I did not receive. My opinion: do not go to this school. It will mess up your life and hassle you for months

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