Nova Scotia Community College

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Building Systems Technician (HVAC and R)

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Program Information

School:Nova Scotia Community College
Faculty:Built Environment
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Heating, AC and Refrig. Tech./Technician
Description:This program is a good opportunity for a mechanically minded person to pursue a career in the HVAC or refrigeration industry. Heating and cooling systems are vital to the comfort and operation of homes/buildings, and maintaining the quality of critical temperature products such as food and medical supplies. We'll help you develop the skills and knowledge in many aspects of the trade including electrical and control systems, installation, maintenance, repair, and servicing of basic heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems for residential and commercial application.

This program is a first step towards Journeyperson Certification in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic trade. To work in this trade, certification is compulsory through Nova Scotia's Department of Labour and Workforce Development. Graduates may find employment as service technicians, building maintenance staff of large institutions, or tradespersons in the construction industry.
URL:Building Systems Technician (HVAC and R) at Nova Scotia Community College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,936
Careers:Refrigeration and Air Conditioning MechanicsOil and Solid Fuel Heating MechanicsAppliance Servicers/Technicians

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent, including Academic Grade 11 Physics.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 13, 2018