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Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology

The Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology (HVAC) program gives you a broad base of training that can lead to two Red Seal trades. You will learn how to install and service HVAC and refrigeration systems for residential and commercial applications. You’ll train on everything from heat pumps, oil and gas heat, and ventilation equipment to commercial
refrigeration walk-in coolers and freezers, rooftop air conditioning units and more.
On the job training will give you even more experience and expose you to various trades and professions within the field.

You will earn apprenticeship hours for each week of your program, allowing you to write Level 1 exams toward your Red Seals in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic and Oil Heat Service Technician. The program can also lead to other specialized certifications through industry affiliates, such as Heat Pump Installer, Residential Ventilation Systems Installer, and Residential Air System Design.


Program Facts

Start: September
Length: 2 years
Location: Summerside Waterfront Campus
Credential: Diploma, HVAC Technician
Minimum passing grade per course:

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Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Resumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

Note: Preference will be given to applicants with academic math and physics.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Mechanical contractors
  • Wholesale and retail sales
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Design consultants
  • Preventative maintenance

Red Seal Information


The Heating, Ventillation and Air Conditioning Technology program is an excellent program to give you a broad base of training that can lead to two Red Seal trades. This program enables you to earn 30 hours of apprenticeship time per week of training and write the Apprenticeship block one exam for Oil Heat System Technician and the Apprenticeship block one exam for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic, which puts you well on your way to Red Seal certification. Upon graduation, once you are working with a suitable employer, you will register as an apprentice to complete your journey to challenge the Interprovincial Exam. When you register, Apprenticeship PEI will give you credit for the hours earned and block exams passed while you were at Holland College.

The Interprovincial Red Seal gives you the ability to work anywhere in Canada without further testing or certification. The Red Seal is recognized as the Interprovincial standard of excellence for your chosen trade and is the designation most employers will ask for.


Tuition & Fees

View a full breakdown of costs for this program.

If you have any questions concerning the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning program, contact:

  • General Inquiries: (902) 888-6448

Degree Pathways

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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