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Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Program

This program will cover the basic knowledge needed to successfully start a career in the broad and diverse Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning trade.  Students in this program will be trained in various residential construction applications, such as Fuels (gas, oil, or propane), Air Conditioning and/or Sheet Metal/Duct Work. Throughout the program, students will learn how to plan and safely install all the HVAC components in a residential building, as well as gain exposure to commercial and industrial applications.

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General Information




1 Semester (26 Weeks)

Jackson’s Point, ON


Intake Information

Start date

Program Size

Registration Closes 

Next Term  

July 5, 2021     

15 Spots


January 2022     

Program Description

Our HVAC Program is built on the knowledge and fundamental skills that will help our students start an exciting new career and develop the skills that employers are asking for with a focus on safety and hands-on work. Our students will learn essential competencies from the Fuels Trades (natural gas and propane), the Air Conditioning Trade (313D) and the Sheet Metal/Ductwork Trade (308R) and become familiar with the tools and materials involved in all of these areas. With climate change and ever rising energy costs, higher efficiency appliances and exciting new technologies are being introduced every day and our students will be introduced to installing and servicing a variety of new, innovative HVAC equipment.

Students will work on a wide variety of equipment and materials from BBQs to furnaces to water heaters to air conditioners, gas piping and duct work.  Add-on accessories such as web-enabled smart thermostats, humidifiers and air quality filtering systems will be explored as well.

Career Opportunities


Graduates may find work with Heating/Air Conditioning or Appliance Repair Contractors and pursue certification in Fuels (gas, oil, or propane), or apprenticeships in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration and Sheet Metal. Because of the broad exposure to multiple trades, additional career options include manufacturing, wholesale, industrial process, property management, sales, home inspection and more.

Our students can find rewarding careers in any one of the trade areas, but those that attain certification in two or more of these trades will always be in high demand.

For more information about this career, visit the Ontario Labour Services page: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Mechanics

Admission Information


Admission requirements

  • Grade 10 Math (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (18 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing.

Applicants must also be residents of Ontario and eligible to work in Canada. 

Additional Courses Included

  • Academic Upgrading
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Interview Preparation
  • Resume Writing
  • Working from Heights
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Confined Spaces Awareness
  • Lock Out /Tag Out
  • Other Safety Training as Required by Program