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Pre-Employment Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Closed for Fall 2017

Open for Winter 2018

Length: 12 Weeks
Credential: Certificate
Available: Full Time Classroom

Program Highlights

Learn about refrigeration, heating and electrical theory through hands-on courses that also cover safety training in preparation for an apprenticeship as a refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic. Grads can write the first year apprenticeship exam.

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Tuition and Fees Per Year*

Year 1: $4,650

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change

Requirements

You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available.  

When can you apply?

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.
  • Applications for fall 2018 open Oct. 18, 2017.
TermProgram start
Winter 2018 March 5, 2018
Fall 2018 Sept. 4, 2018

Program Details

Program Description

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics are used extensively in a wide array of industries including process manufacturing, the medical profession, the petroleum industry, chemical processing and environmental control. This 12-week program covers all course materials received by a first year Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic apprentice, plus additional hands-on skills and safety training. The program prepares students to enter an apprenticeship and, on successful completion of the program, to write the first year Refrigeration apprenticeship exam.

Your Career

Graduates of the Pre-Employment Refrigeration program have a 100% employment rate.

Location

Main Campus

Credentials and Accreditation

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a SAIT Polytechnic Certificate and may be eligible to challenge the written and practical exams for first-year Apprenticeship.

Note: This program is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Successful completion of the following courses or equivalents:

  • Math 30-1, Math 30-2, Math 30-3, Pure Math 30 or Applied Math 30,
  • English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2,
  • Physics 20 or Chemistry 20
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.
  • A pass mark in the SAIT Admission Examination (level 5) or equivalent is accepted in lieu of the above requirements.

Note: General Educational Development (GED) tests are not accepted in lieu of the admission requirements.

SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider Academic Upgrading.

Direct Entry: Four Step Process

Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.

Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.

Step 3: Apply to Pre-Employment Refrigeration and Air Conditioning and submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.

  • Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full.

Step 4: Find out how to monitor your application status after you apply.

Program Outline

To find the course description for a course shown below please go to our Course Finder.

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
CNTR-224 Refrigeration Controls 1.5
ELEC-227 Electrical Theory 3.0
HTNG-223 Heating Theory I 1.5
RFRG-200 Refrigerant Handling Cert. 1.5
RFRG-211 Refrigeration Theory I 3.0
RFRG-220 Refrigeration Shop I 6.0
Total Credits 16.5

Costs

Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Tuition FeesSAIT FeesStudent Association Fees2017/18 Total
$4,650 - - $4,650

SAIT Fees

Campus Athletic and Recreation Fee: N/A
Universal Transit Pass (UPass): Program does not meet UPass eligibility requirements.

Student Association (SAITSA) Fees

Health Plan: N/A
Dental Plan: N/A
Student Association: N/A

Cost and Supplies*

  • Books are approximately $600 in addition to tuition fees.
  • Membership to the SAIT wellness centre — including an ice arena, swimming/diving pool, gymnasium, squash and racquetball courts and weight room is available at a discounted rate.

Find out about Tuition and Financial Aid.

Canada-Alberta Job Grant This program is eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding.

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.

Contact Information

School of Construction
403.284.8367
construction.preemp@sait.ca