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Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician (Co-op)

Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician (Co-op) Ontario College Diploma, Co-op

What is Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician (Co-op)?

Students will develop the skills required to install, service, and maintain the environmental systems for residential buildings. This includes working with a variety of gas appliances as well as an introduction to refrigeration and air conditioning. There will be an emphasis on energy efficient and environmentally friendly approaches. Students will also read, utilize, and produce Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning (HRAC) drawings using industry standard software. Practical skills with sheet metal will be developed. The program will prepare students to write their Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) Gas Fitter II exams in order to become a licensed gas technician.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
HRAC
Length:
2 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
4 Semesters, plus 1 work term
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Location:
Barrie, Owen Sound
Start:

Fall - Barrie, Owen Sound

Winter - Owen Sound

Contact:
Owen Sound:

Ivan Silverthorn

705-728-1968 ext. 2076

Barrie:

Sam Bilamjian

705-728-1968 ext. 1289

Students will develop the skills required to install, service, and maintain the environmental systems for residential buildings. This includes working with a variety of gas appliances as well as an introduction to refrigeration and air conditioning. There will be an emphasis on energy efficient and environmentally friendly approaches. Students will also read, utilize, and produce Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning (HRAC) drawings using industry standard software. Practical skills with sheet metal will be developed. The program will prepare students to write their Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) Gas Fitter II exams in order to become a licensed gas technician.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • relate effectively to heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning supervisors, coworkers, and customers


  • work safely and in accordance with all applicable acts, regulations, legislation, and codes to ensure personal and public safety


  • select and use a variety of heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning tools and equipment safely and properly


  • solve math and applied science problems required to effectively install and maintain heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems, and associated components


  • prepare and interpret electrical, mechanical, and piping drawings


  • install, service, and troubleshoot heating, refrigeration, air conditioning systems, and associated components


  • develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development, which will lead to enhanced work performance and career opportunities, and keep pace with industry changes


  • apply environmentally sound practices to work with heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration.

Co-operative Education is a mandatory component of all Co-op programs at Georgian College; it has been designed as a process by which students integrate their academic education with work experience related to their programs of study. This integration affects much more than simply earning a salary, including the adjustment to the work environment and the development of professionalism. It also reinforces skills and theory learned during academic semesters, develops professional contacts, job knowledge and career path, improves human relations and communication skills, and promotes personal maturity and financial independence.

Students are requested to register, attend and participate in their scheduled co-operative education classes. These classes are scheduled for all first year students and are expected to be completed in order for students to proceed successfully to their first co-op work experiences. To ensure students are eligible to proceed onto any co-op work experience, students should refer to Promotional Status and Eligibility for Co-op as outlined in the College Calendar. Co-op policies and procedures can be located on our website: www.georgiancollege.ca/student-services/co-op-and-career-services/students-tab/

Georgian College follows the Co-operative Education guidelines set out by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) and Education at Work Ontario (EWO) by supporting the learning outcomes designed for the program specific graduate profile and curriculum as set out by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Fall Intake - Barrie, Owen Sound

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | TSSA G2 Exam | Work Term 1 | Sem 4

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Fall | Winter | Summer | Summer | Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

Winter Intake - Owen Sound

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | TSSA G2 Exam | Work Term 1 | Sem 4

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Winter | Summer | Fall | Fall | Winter | Summer

2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018 | 2018

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College

- Most college preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Technology Foundation, Technology Fundamentals and General Arts and Science*

- Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications

- Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

- English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

- Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

15 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

3 General Education Courses

1 Co-op Work Term

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

DRFT2003 Drafting Techniques
ENVR1000 Environmental Science and Sustainability
GAST1000 Introduction to Electricity
GAST1001 Professional Practices
GAST1002 Piping and Tubing Systems
GAST1003 Introduction to Gas Appliances
GAST1004 Pressure Regulator Controls
GAST1006 Gas Appliances
GAST1008 Forced Air and Space Heating
GAST1009 Venting
GAST1011 Water Heaters and Hydronic Heating
GAST1012 Forced Air Add-Ons and Air Conditioning
HRAC2000 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 1
MATH1018 Introduction to Technical Mathematics
SCIE2001 Heating and Air Conditioning Science
Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
General Education Courses

To be selected from College list
Co-op Work Term
COOP1029 HRAC Work Term

Students must have successfully completed the TSSA G3 exam prior to going out on their co-op work term.

Larry Law stands with his family, giving a cheque to representatives from Georgian College.

Collingwood developer believes Georgian students are important to his community

Student David Wright told donor Larry Law that having a local campus influenced his decision to retrain in the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician program. Law made a $100,000 donation to support students at the John Di Poce South Georgian Bay Campus of Georgian College. Read more...

Larry Law stands with his family, giving a cheque to representatives from Georgian College.

Collingwood developer believes Georgian students are important to his community

Student David Wright told donor Larry Law that having a local campus influenced his decision to retrain in the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician program. Law made a $100,000 donation to support students at the John Di Poce South Georgian Bay Campus of Georgian College. Read more...

The front of the award-winning Christmas card, featuring important pieces of the Barrie waterfront and Santa's sleigh in front of the moon

Co-op student designs City of Barrie Christmas Card

The Mayor’s Office of the City of Barrie conducts an annual contest to choose a piece of artwork to be used as the official design for the Christmas Card of Barrie. This year, Georgian College HRAC student Gabriel Morales was chosen as the winner for his painting titled “Starry Night in Barrie.” Read more...

Faculty and alumni profiled in trades documentary

Georgian College faculty and alumni were featured in a documentary created by Rogers TV as part of the Train in Trades initiative, or TNT. Led by Mayor Jeff Lehman and MPP Rod Jackson in partnership with Georgian, TNT aims to raise awareness about local job opportunities in the skilled trades. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Owen Sound

Contact:
Ivan Silverthorn
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 2076

Barrie

Contact:
Sam Bilamjian
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1289

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