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Diploma in Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician George Brown College - Casa Loma Campus George Brown College - Casa Loma Campus, Canada

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CAD 17467

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 110

Application Fee

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24 months

Duration

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6

IELTS

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80

TOEFL

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60%

Min GPA

Program Overview

Students in George Brown College's Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician program develop the ability to size, install and maintain building environmental systems for the residential and light commercial sector. You will gain solid skills and knowledge in the design, operation and maintenance of environmental systems in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R).

Rising fuel costs, indoor air quality and climate change are all contributing factors in raising awareness of the true cost of energy. There is a great need for energy-efficient building environmental system design, construction and maintenance.

In the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician program students will:

  • Develop the ability to size, install and maintain building environmental systems for the residential and light commercial sector.
  • Gain solid skills and knowledge in design, operation and maintenance of environmental systems, in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R).
  • Develop practical skills through hands-on experience, working on a wide range of furnaces, air conditioners, refrigeration equipment and other appliances in our labs.
  • Gain competency with industry-ready skills in soldering, wiring and electric control circuitry and troubleshooting for HVAC and gas installations.
  • Use computer-aided design software to assess building heating and cooling requirements, select appropriate equipment and develop HVAC system drawings and specifications for the residential market.
  • The program follows industry-standard design practices for environmentally responsible and energy-efficient residential, commercial and industrial systems, as established by the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI), the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Canada Green Building Council.

Note: When you enrol in the program in January, you are required to complete semester 2 in the summer (May to August) of the same year in order to continue into semester 3 in the fall.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
  • 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.
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 70

Program Intensity Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake

Open

Sep 2024

Closed

Jan 2024

General Admission Requirement

  • IELTS
    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0 - With No Band Less Than - 5.5
  • TOEFL
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 54 - With no score less than - 50
  • DUOLINGO
    • Minimum Overall Score - 105.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Grade 12 English (C or U)
    • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or grade 12 (C or U)

6 IELTS Score
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
54 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

17467

Tuition Fee
(CAD)

CAD 110

Application Fee
(CAD)

12000 Per year

Average Cost of Living
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