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HVAC Technician

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Schedule Full time
Category Trades
Accreditation Diploma
Articulations
Duration 52 Weeks

Campuses Offered

Scarborough 416-383-1608
Toronto 416-423-8188
Mississauga 905-629-3088

The HVAC Technician program delivers the components of the TSSA G3 and G2 curriculum up to the level of licensing*required in the Fuels industry. In addition the program covers the foundations of Air Conditioning, the Principles of Residential and Commercial design and HVAC safety including Ozone Depletion Prevention training. Delivery of course material combines instructor led lectures with supervised workshops providing hands-on experience to prepare students for industry service requirements including diagnosis, and procedures. Upon graduation, the student will be able to Install, troubleshoot & overhaul heating, ventilation, air handling and air conditioning systems.


*To be eligible for employment as a licensed Gas Technician, students must successfully complete the TSSA G3 and G2 examinations. Examinations are held at Stanford College.

Program Overview    
Protect Self and Others
Fasteners, Hand Tools & Power Tools
Properties, Characteristics, Safe Handling of Propane & Natural Gas 

Installation Codes, Acts and Regulations 
Introduction to Electricity 
Specifications, Schematics,Drawings & Graphs
Customer Relations 
Introduction to Piping & Tubing Systems
Introduction to Gas Appliances 
Advanced Piping & Tubing Systems 
Controls(Mechanical and Electronic) 
Conversion Burners
Venting Practices
Hydronic Heating Systems
Air Handling Units
Building as a System
Water Heaters, Combo Systems & Potable Water Heating Systems
Domestic & Non Vented Appliances
Forced Warm Air Heating Systems 
Space Heating &Decorative Appliances 
Forced Air Add-On Devices 
Domestic Gas Fired Refrigerators
Gas Meters, Pressure Regulators & Relief Valves 
HVAC Safety
Air Conditioning Fundamentals
Commercial & Residential Design Principles
Ozone Depletion Prevention
Employment Skills  



  • An Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, or
  • Students are 18 years of age or older and pass the program entrance examination

Heating and air conditioning technicians, often called HVAC technicians, work on heating, ventilation, & cooling systems that control the temperature and air quality in buildings. Although HVAC technicians are trained to both install and maintain heating and air conditioning systems many focus on either installation or maintenance. They are employed by heating & air conditioning installation contractors, within various industrial settings and in retail and servicing establishments. Typical job titles for this industry are:

  • HVAC Service Technician 
  • Service Technician 
  • Heating, Ventilation & AC Technician
  • Heating & Cooling Technician 
  • HVAC Technician 
  • Heating & Cooling Repair Technician
  • Installation/Service Technician 
  • HVAC Installer 
  • Gas Technician


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