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 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.
|Location:||Summerside Waterfront Campus|
|Credential:||Diploma, HVAC Technician|
|Minimum passing grade per course:
- 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.
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.
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market. This program provides skills training that falls within the duties described in the following: NOC 7313, NOC 7331.
Open Academic Studies program
Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.
Interested in taking a credit course but don’t want to register for an entire program? Credit courses provide credit toward a diploma or certificate program. Holland College has a variety of options for studying part time during the day, or, in some instances, in the evening or on the weekend.
Tuition & Fees
If you have any questions concerning the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning program, contact:
- General Inquiries: (902) 888-6448