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This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:
ITA Source: 'Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic ' profile.
Refrigeration Mechanics fabricate, install, alter, repair and service any system used for cooling and/or heating in closed systems that contain a refrigerant or a brine and thermoelectric cooling.
The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes five years to complete.
The technical training is made up of four levels totaling 28 weeks. Levels One and Two are 6 weeks each. Levels Three and Four are 8 weeks each. This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.
The work-based training totals 7220 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves about 240 weeks of training.
Training modules are:
Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:
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