Holland College | Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology

Start Date: September
Length: 2 Years
Location: Summerside Waterfront Campus
Credential: Diploma, HVAC Technician
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Resumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

Note: Preference will be given to applicants with academic math and physics.

NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.

Fees for the academic year 2020/2021. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

First-year international students pay an additional $4,000 CAD student fee, second-year international students pay an additional $3,250 CAD student fee (2020/2021 only).
International Health Fee is an additional $750 per year.
International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year 2nd Year
Tuition $ 4,215 $ 4,215
Student Union $ 168 $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 420 $ 420
First Aid/WHMIS $ 100 $ –
Graduation fee $ – $ 100
Total $ 4,900 $ 4,900
1stinstallment due first day of class $3,215 $3,215
2ndinstallment due January 6 $1,685 $1,685
Other Program Costs 1st Year 2nd Year
Books $ 720 $–
Uniforms/Safety Shoes $ 100 $ –
Materials/Supplies $ 300 $ –
Equipment/Tools $ 1,000 $ –
Total $ 2,120 $ –

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Mechanical contractors
  • Wholesale and retail sales
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Design consultants
  • Preventative maintenance

Degree Pathways

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

Program Overview

The Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology (HVAC) program gives you a broad base of training that can lead to two Red Seal trades. You will learn how to install and service HVAC and refrigeration systems for residential and commercial applications. You will train on everything from heat pumps, oil and gas heat, and ventilation equipment to commercial refrigeration walk-in coolers and freezers, rooftop air conditioning units and more. On the job training will give you even more experience and expose you to various trades and professions within the field.

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Red Seal

The Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology program is an excellent program to give you a broad base of training that can lead to two Red Seal trades. This program enables you to earn 30 hours of apprenticeship time per week of training and write the Apprenticeship block one exam for Oil Heat System Technician and the Apprenticeship block one exam for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic, which puts you well on your way to Red Seal certifications. Upon graduation, once you are working with a suitable employer, you will register as an apprentice to complete your journey to challenge the Interprovincial Exam. When you register, Apprenticeship PEI will give you credit for the hours earned and block exams passed while you were at Holland College.

The Interprovincial Red Seal gives you the ability to work anywhere in Canada without further testing or certification. The Red Seal is recognized as the Interprovincial standard of excellence for your chosen trade and is the designation most employers will ask for.



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