Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology
Canada, Ontario, Toronto
|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Toronto|
|Type||Advanced Diploma, College|
|Nominal duration||3 years, includes 1 optional paid work placement|
|Tuition fee||CA$17,223 per year
The fees are for the 2023–2024 academic year and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates only for and are subject to change.
|Registration fee||CA$375 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$75) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
Please REVIEW the EdviseCanada`s fee policy.
High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents):
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, if English is not your first language, OR you did not complete a minimum of two years of full-time study at the secondary school level in an English language school system in a country where English is considered the primary language or the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English, with acceptable grades in all English courses, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
Humber’s Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology advanced diploma program provides you with comprehensive knowledge of energy systems used for commercial and industrial complexes. As you progress through the program, you will learn to apply engineering principles and conventions to achieve optimal energy efficiency through a process of evaluation, monitoring, load evaluation through software modelling, direct digital control (DDC), assessment and necessary corrective action.
This program features an optional, paid work placement directly related to your program of study. The work experience is designed to enable you to apply your skills and knowledge in an actual work environment, as well as enhance your employability upon graduation.
The work placement takes place after the completion of Semester 4, for a minimum of 400 hours. Participating students are required to complete work preparation sessions prior to the work term. Humber provides a range of services to support student success including working with business, industry and government to identify employment opportunities.
Up to 20 percent of the cost of constructing a new commercial building can be attributed to heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment. The push for greater energy efficiency is creating exciting opportunities for professionals who apply the effective and appropriate handling of energy to the design, installation and operation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Opportunities exist in the commercial and industrial sectors, as well as in various levels of government departments.
Your potential employers include:
- heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration manufacturers
- consulting engineers
- process industries
- mechanical contractors
- building owners
- chain stores
- energy management firms
- property management companies
- school boards
Professional Accreditations & Recognition
Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada
This program helps to prepare students to write the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada – HRAI exams. There are six exams in total, three of which are completed in Semester 3. The materials for the remaining three exams are supplied in Semesters 5 and 6.
Technical Standards and Safety Authority
This program helps to prepare students to write three Technical Standards and Safety Authority – TSSA exams including G.3, G.2 and OBT.3. The exam content is provided in Semesters 1 – 4.
Ministry of the Environment
This program helps to prepare students to write the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) Refrigerant Handling exam leading to the Ozone Depletion Prevention (ODP) Certificate. The exam content is delivered in Semester 4.
Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.