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Learn the Ins and Outs of Becoming a Successful Heating,  Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician

Heating, refrigeration   and   air   conditioning   technicians   are   the   professionals   who   make,  install,   repair   and   service   residential,   commercial   and   industrial   cooling   and   heating  systems. While some of them work in building maintenance, others specialize in repairing  small, portable refrigeration and freezing units. As part of their job, refrigeration and air  conditioning   technicians   measure,   cut   and   connect   piping   using   welding   and   brazing  equipment; recharge systems with refrigerant gases as required; connect rooftop units to  gas,   test   and   balance   systems   and   connect   electrical   systems;   adjust   computerized  controls; use computer software to calculate loads, and work on large machines. The areas  in which they may work include technical support, maintenance and installation, design,  sales   and   service.   It   should   be   noted   that   when   graduates   first   leave   the   Heating,   Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician program, they may obtain employment as  heating   technicians   or   through   affiliated   trade   apprenticeships   in   plumbing,   pipefitting,  electrical, sheet metal or refrigeration.  Apprenticeship is required after graduation, for those   who wish to become tradespersons. If this field sounds like it could be of interest to you, you may want to consider attending  Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning courses at Centennial College in Toronto, Ont.  This two­year,  four­semester  offering   specializes  in   helping   students  to   acquire  a   broad  knowledge of the design, installation and service techniques of heating and air conditioning  systems for commercial and residential settings. In order to attend the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning courses at Centennial  College,   interested   parties   are   required   to   have   completed   at   minimum   an   Ontario   Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or  older). In addition, they must have the credits for compulsory English 12C or U, or skills  assessment,   or   equivalent;   and   Math   11M   or   U,   or   12C   or   U,   or   skills   assessment,   or   equivalent. Once they are accepted, students study out of Progress Campus. Of Centennial College's  four locations, this one is the largest and most centrally located. It provides many places in   which students can practice their craft such as a restaurant and conference centre. During   their Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning courses, students learn a variety of skills to  ensure that they'll be career ready upon graduation. Some specific skills include: maintain,   size and select equipment for air conditioning and refrigeration application; the development  Address: Centennial College, P.O. Box 631, Station A, Toronto M1K 5E9, Onta r io, Canada Tel: 416-289-5000, Email: Page 1

of refrigerants; development of equipment to meet the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio  (SEER)   standards;   efficiency   standards   for   heating   equipment;   installation   and   service  techniques; among others.

Specific Heating, Refrigeration and  Air Conditioning Courses  in which students partake  during   their   time   at   Centennial   College   include:   Fundamentals   of   Cooling   Cycles,  Mechanical   Cooling   Cycle,   Mechanical   Drawing   &   Prints,   Heating   Fundamentals,   Pipe  Joining & Installation for Cooling, Psychtometrics – Control, and more. In addition, at the  end   of   their   training,   students   participate   in   a   Capstone   Project.   This   final   project  encompasses   elements   of   everything   the   Heating,   Refrigeration   and   Air   Conditioning  students have learned throughout their time in the program. A faculty member supervises   this project.

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Address: Centennial College, P.O. Box 631, Station A, Toronto M1K 5E9, Onta r io, Canada Tel: 416-289-5000, Email: Page 2

Learn the Ins and Outs of Becoming a Successful Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician  
Learn the Ins and Outs of Becoming a Successful Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician  

Students of Centennial College's Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician program learn to maintain size and select equipment...