Aug 14, 2022
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||Full-time 30 weeks
||Certificate in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic Foundation
The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic Foundation program provides the skills and knowledge necessary for employment as a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic apprentice. The program comprises the following core levels:
1. Trades Common Core
2. Piping Common Core
3. Refrigeration Specialty Core
Students will apply and extend their academic knowledge and practical skills during a one-week supervised field practice in an industry setting where they will interact and build relationships with prospective employers and other tradespeople.
This Foundation program provides instruction in the theory and practices required to obtain credit for Level 1 apprenticeship in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic trade.
And one of:
- C in Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 **
- COM in MATH 038 **
* If you don’t have one of the preferred English requirements, see Admission Requirement Course Alternatives for additional Camosun English alternatives.
** If you don’t have one of the preferred Math requirements, the college will accept a “C” or higher in Foundations of Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11. See Admission Requirement Course Alternatives for additional Camosun Math alternatives.
At the completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Apply safe work practices specific to the refrigeration and air conditioning trade within a variety of work environments.
- Describe the different roles, functions, culture, and characteristics of the pipe trades in relation to other trades.
- Use a variety of tools and equipment to demonstrate their applications, procedures for use, and maintenance.
- Apply organizational skills to facilitate the efficient and accurate completion of work related tasks and projects.
- Describe the materials and the associated installation procedures.
- Assemble and test basic electrical circuits and components.
- Describe and install a variety of refrigeration and air conditioning systems.
- Contribute to effective working relationships in industry and workplace settings.
- Integrate classroom learning and practical industry experience as it relates to the student’s career path.
- TACC 109 - Trades Access Common Core -150 hours
- PIPE 110 - Trades Core Practicals - 150 hours
- PIPE 119 - Piping Trades Access - 150 hours
- PIPE 120 - Piping Trades Practicals -150 hours
- REFG 130 - Refrigeration Trade Specialty - 300 hours
Program Completion Requirements
- Completion of all courses in the program with a minimum grade of COM (70%) to qualify for the certificate.