Bâtiment et travaux publics
Number of credits
Number of contact hours allotted for specific training
Program approved in 2007.
The Refrigeration program prepares students to practise the trade of refrigeration specialist.
Refrigeration specialists install, maintain, repair and inspect residential central air conditioning systems, commercial and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning systems, and combined heating, ventilation and refrigeration systems. They work for refrigeration and air conditioning companies, food wholesalers and engineering firms, in a variety of industrial environments, and in retail companies that sell and maintain these systems.
They also oversee, maintain and troubleshoot air conditioning units, refrigeration systems, heat pumps, etc. Knowledge of automatic controls, electronics and remote supervision are some of the qualifications required of refrigeration specialists.
To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:
Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.
Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)
|Number or code||Course Name / Competency||Hours|
|754991||Be familiar with construction industry organizations||15|
|754992||T o protect health, safety and physical integrity on construction sites||30|
|937682||Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process||30|
|937695||Analyze the compression refrigeration cycle||75|
|937703||Perform oxygen cutting, welding and brazing operations||45|
|937716||Perform basic maintenance mechanics operations||90|
|937723||Install an expansion valve||45|
|937736||Perform basic electrical operations||90|
|937744||Perform tasks related to the use and recovery of refrigerants||60|
|937754||Perform basic refrigeration operations||60|
|937768||Verify the operation of a motor circuit and its control devices||120|
|937772||Verify the operation of a reciprocating compressor||30|
|937782||Interpret plans and specifications||30|
|937793||Install refrigeration piping||45|
|937803||Install a fluidic circuit regulator||45|
|937818||Install and commission a refrigeration system||120|
|937828||Install and commission an air conditioning system||120|
|937833||Rectify compressor malfunctions||45|
|937845||Ensure the operation of a refrigeration system||75|
|937855||Ensure the operation of a packaged air conditioning system||75|
|937867||Ensure the operation of a split air conditioning system||105|
|937876||Solve problems inherent in digital control||90|
|937886||Analyze air treatment processes||90|
|937894||Do an energy analysis of a refrigeration or air conditioning system||60|
|937905||Ensure the operation of a liquid chiller||75|
|937918||Ensure the operation of a central air conditioning system||120|
|937921||Use job search techniques||15|