Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician

Get hands-on experience with refrigeration systems, air conditioning, piping, and more.

Refrigeration and air conditioning technicians or mechanics install, repair, service and design residential, commercial and industrial HVAC/R (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration) equipment.

The program provides both theoretical and practical knowledge of refrigeration systems, air conditioning, piping, welding and electrical wiring. Special emphasis is placed on safety regulations as they pertain to using, reusing, recycling, recovering and reclaiming hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) refrigerants, as well as the safe handling and disposal of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).

Prior to starting the program, you will be invited to attend a program overview information session, and to participate in a math and reading skills diagnostic testing session that will advise you of your program readiness.

This is a not an apprenticeship program, but may provide credit transfer opportunities towards apprenticeship. The Government of Manitoba, Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade offers apprenticeship training that combines on-the-job practical skills development with levels of technical training. If you are interested in applying to an apprenticeship program, please visit manitoba.ca/tradecareers.

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