The Program is a joint partnership with JARTS ( Joint Apprenticeship Refrigeration Training School). Refrigeration Mechanics make, install, repair and service residential, commercial and industrial cooling and heating systems. Some work in building maintenance - for example, servicing the air conditioning systems in high-rise office buildings. Others specialize in repairing small, portable Refrigeration and freezing units. A Refrigeration Mechanic is designated under the Inter-provincial Red Seal Program as a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic. As part of their job, they measure, cut and connect piping using welding and brazing equipment. They recharge systems with refrigerant gases as required. They also connect rooftop units to gas, test and balance systems and connect electrical systems. Refrigeration Mechanics must be able to use and adjust computerized controls, use computer software to calculate loads, and work on large machines. In some cases, they need to prepare work estimates for clients.
- This is a 19 week program is made up of different modules
- With 70% or higher at the end of the additional 6 weeks course you will receive Level One completion credit
- You are able to receive up to 520 work based training hours; these hours are based on your attendance and will be granted upon completion
- The course is a combination of hands on (50%+/-)and theory(50%+/-); though that being said you would have to learn the basics before going out in the shop; obviously for safety reasons.
- Steel toe boots required to participate in any shop activity
- Runs Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 1:30/2:00 pm
- The course is offered multiple times a year . Dates can vary please contact the Trades Coordinator or visit the JARTS website HERE
Topics covered by this course include:
- Safety, Hand & Power Tools
- Trade Math
- Refrigerant Handling Certification (CFC Certificate)
- Maintenance Procedures
- Heat Pumps & Roof Top Units
- Electrical Theory & Application
- Level 1 Industrial First Aid
- Transport of Dangerous Goods Certificate
- Cutting, Brazing & Bending Pipe
- Refrigeration Cycles and Components
- Commercial & Industrial Refrigeration
- Single & 3 Phase Motors
- Customer Skills
- Aerial Lift Certification-Boom, Scissor and Fall Protection
Program costs: Students are responsible for the following program costs: Books and supplies: $800* Non refundable application fee: $75 *Estimated cost only - subject to change (These Costs Represent a savings of over $3500 if this course was taken after Graduation)
Students must have completed Grade 11 by the end of the academic year. Grade 11 students must be enrolled in a course of study that will lead to Grade 12 graduation upon completion of high school.
A MATH 11*
• ENG OR COM 11*
• Grade 12 ENG OR COM can be taken concurrently
• A valid BC Class 7N or Class 5 driver’s licence is a standard program requirement
Selection priority will be:
• School District No. 42 High School students who meet qualifications
• Out-of-district High School students.
• Adult grads and Adult non-grads. Application Process: A student’s application must include the following: • Program on hold until further Notice Photocopy of Birth Certificate if you are new to the school district. *Note - You will receive an application package from JARTS after the above SD42 application and JARTS consent form has been returned to the Trades Coordinator. For More Information about this trade please see the ITA website - Click Here