Most employers prefer applicants who have attained a diploma, which certifies that the recipient has completed a training program from an accredited educational institution. The length of the diploma program can vary, but the training should equip a student for a successful career upon completion.
What is a diploma in heating and ventilation? This program provides the technical training to enable students to design, maintain and repair heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Concepts include air quality, temperature control, airflow, and industry standards and regulations. Training typically involves both classroom instruction and supervised fieldwork, with coursework covering electrical theory, blueprint reading, installation, wiring and on-the-job safety. Students will also fulfill education requirements in math, English, and natural and social sciences.
Completion of an extensive training program is a prerequisite for most well-paying jobs in the heating and ventilation industry. This program also prepares students to pursue more advanced apprenticeships or certifications to maximize their opportunities. The electrical skills and experience are also handy for helping any individual to maintain his or her own home systems.
The program typically takes two years, although the specific length and costs vary depending on the institution. Prospective students should contact the admissions offices of any schools of interest to discuss precise cost expectations.
A diploma in heating and ventilation typically leads into a career as a technician in the field. Technicians perform installation, maintenance and repair of residential and commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration units. They may be employed by equipment manufacturers to serve as representatives, with opportunities for advancement to upper-level positions in service, sales, distribution and design. Job growth is faster than average, and pursuing an additional apprenticeship or certification can further accelerate advancement.
For students who require flexible schedules, many schools offer online classes. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
With Cambrian's Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) accredited program, you'll prepare to challenge TSSA exams for Natural Gas Technician and Oil Burner Techn
With Cambrian's Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) accredited program, you'll prepare to challenge TSSA exams for Natural Gas Technician and Oil Burner Technician certifications. Theory and practical lab training are combined to develop a solid understanding of heating systems (natural gas, propane, and fuel oil) as well as air conditioning, refrigeration principles, sheet metal fabrication, and heat loss/heat gain design considerations. You'll also be introduced to the skills required for the installation, service, and troubleshooting of residential and light commercial heating and cooling applications.
2 years – 4 semesters
Program accredited by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA)
One of only 2 colleges in Ontario to offer Oil Burner Technician training
Hands-on training in the College's state-of-the-art HVAC labs
After the first year, you will be certified to work at entry-level industry positions after successfully challenging the:
Gas Technician 3 TSSA exam
Oil Burner Technician 3 TSSA exam
Gas Pipe Fitter TSSA exam (Optional)
Upon completion of the second year and successfully challenging the Gas Technician 2 and Oil Burner Technician 2 TSSA exams you'll be fully certified enter the workforce as a Heating Systems Technician
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration technicians, often referred to as HVACR technicians, work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that co
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration technicians, often referred to as HVACR technicians, work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the air quality in many types of buildings. Heating and air conditioning systems control the temperature, humidity, and overall air quality in homes, businesses, and other buildings. By providing a climate-controlled environment, refrigeration systems make it possible to store and transport food, medicine, and other perishable items.
The Heating and Air Conditioning Technology program prepares students for entry into the residential, commercial and industrial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry....