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Certificate in Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician

Loyalist College - Belleville Campus Loyalist College - Belleville Campus, Canada


Jan 2023, Jan 2024, Sep 2023

work permit PG Work Permit

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CAD 15900

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 110

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12 months


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Program Overview

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Techniques and Technician programs provide students with a balanced blend of theoretical knowledge and experiential learning to enable its graduates to install, service, maintain and update heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems. With multiple pathways to follow and a variety of career options to choose from, Loyalist's HRAC programs are designed to prepare its graduates to operate in an environment dominated by climate change, rising fuel costs, and sustainable choices.

How You’ll Learn
Experiential learning
In the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (HRAC) Techniques program students will:

  • Gain solid skills and knowledge in the design, operation and maintenance of energy-efficient, building environmental systems, in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R).
  • Learn to size, install, repair and maintain building environmental systems for the residential and light commercial sector.
  • Develop practical skills through hands-on experience in Loyalist's labs, working on a wide range of furnaces, air conditioners, refrigeration equipment and other appliances, including the latest sustainable heating and cooling technology.
  • Develop cross-disciplinary, industry-ready skills in soldering, wiring and electrical control circuitry and troubleshooting for HVAC and gas installations.
  • Use computer-aided design software to assess building heating and cooling requirements, select appropriate equipment, review HVAC system drawings and specifications for the residential market and light commercial market and confirm building code requirements.

Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 5

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0 - Band in any one module - 5.5
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 54

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
    • Grade 11 Math

6 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
54 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
50% 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


Tuition Fee

CAD 110

Application Fee

11000 Per year

Average Cost of Living

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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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Each year Loyalist College provides over $1 Million in funding to students through awards, bursaries, scholarships and work study opportunities. Certain scholarships and bursaries available are:

  • IODE Ontario Lucy Morrison Memorial Bursary
  • Alliance Marketing Scholarship Program
  • Bill 7 Award Scholarship
  • Annual Community Volunteer Scholarship
  • Heer Law Entrepreneurship Scholarship

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