HVAC Courses in Ontario

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HVAC programs at Ontario schools provide the training that gives you a broad set of skills to begin or build your career. HVAC certificate courses give a general overview of heating and cooling while diploma programs provide for in depth exploration and hands-on-training through lab work and sometimes work placement practicums. Courses in HVAC and HVAC-R may include but are not limited to: Sheet metal fabrication, Installation and maintenance of heating systems and ventilation systems, learning how to read blue prints, and learning about workplace safety.

Featured HVAC Training School in Ontario

North American Trade Schools  

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • London, Ontario

HVAC Technician Program

The HVAC Technician program at North American Trade Schools at the London and Brampton campuses provides students the technical training in stalling, servicing and repairing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.  

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What is the difference between HVAC and HVAC-R?

  • HVAC is for heating, ventilation and air conditioning and the R on the end stands for refrigeration.

What are the Admission Requirements for an HVAC Program?

  • Generally an HVAC training school in Ontario will require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) (high school diploma), a GED, or someone with Mature Student Status.  You also may be required to take an entrance exam and undergo an interview.

How long are the training Programs?

  • Pre-Apprentice training programs are anywhere from less than a year for a certificate to five years; with diploma programs taking about two years.

What skills can I learn in school?

  • Training programs offer hands-on instruction in the design, installation and maintenance of heating and cooling systems for both residential and commercial systems. HVAC training courses also include understanding blueprints, using common tools and equipment found in the industry. Most HVAC schools provide preparation for their students to write the required certification exams.

Do I need to be HVAC Certified to Get a Job?

  • Employers are increasingly requesting that job applicants have formal HVAC education and certification.

Do recent HVAC Grads find jobs?

  • According to the Department of Employment and Social development, over 93% of recent graduates are employed.

What is the average salary?

  • In Ontario, HVAC technicians earn between $19.21/hour to $49.18/hour with the median hourly wage of $28.85*. *Government of Canada, Labour Marketing Information  Date Updated: 2016-11-01

What are some Career Opportunities?

  • HVAC Service or Maintenance Technicians
  • HVAC Installers
  • Heating and Ventilation Technicians
  • Gas Fitters
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics

More HVAC Training Programs in Ontario

Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute

Refrigeration & Gas Technician Programs

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Cambridge, Ontario 

Algonquin College

Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Pembroke, Ontario
  • Perth, Ontario 

Centennial College

Fleming College

Himark Occupational Skills training Centre Ltd.

Air Conditioning Training

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Cambridge, Ontario
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Barrie, Ontario 

Mohawk College



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