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Diploma in Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician Loyalist College - Belleville Campus Loyalist College - Belleville Campus, Canada

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CAD 15000

Annual Tuition Fee

*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 110

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24 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.

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.

*Please note: Classes for this program are delivered at both Loyalist's Belleville campus and Tyendinaga location.

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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 4 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Jan 2025, Sep 2024


Jan 2024

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 (C or U).
    • Grade 11 Math (M, C or U) or Grade 12 (C or U).

6 IELTS Score
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
54 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
50% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Average Tuition Fee Per Year


Tuition Fee

CAD 110

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11000 Per year

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