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George Brown College Advanced Diploma in Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Technology
George Brown College

Advanced Diploma in Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Technology

Toronto, Canada

3 Years

English

Full time

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CAD 18,001 / per year

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Introduction

This three-year HVAC advanced diploma program will provide you with an understanding of the factors involved in designing, building, controlling, and maintaining energy-efficient building environmental systems. The first two years of the program will give you practical skills through hands-on projects in the shops. You will be working on a wide range of furnaces, air conditioners, refrigeration equipment, and other appliances in our labs. In the third year, there is an additional focus on commercial systems.

Rising fuel costs, indoor air quality, and climate change are all factors in raising awareness of the true cost of energy, and the need for energy-efficient building environmental system design, construction, and maintenance.

This HVAC program has been developed to address the current and future needs of the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry. In the first two years, you will study residential and some light commercial systems. In the third year, there is an additional focus on commercial systems.

You will develop a firm understanding of the factors involved in designing, building, controlling, and maintaining energy-efficient building environmental systems for a wide variety of requirements.

The program covers the basics of the air system and hydronic (water) system theory, required to design distribution systems and select appropriate fans, pumps, heating, and cooling plants, and system controls for larger buildings.

The program follows industry-standard design practices for environmentally responsible and energy-efficient residential, commercial and industrial systems, as established by the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI), the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and the Canada Green Building Council.

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