Mechanical Technologist – HVAC Theory

Program Overview

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The “Mechanical Technologist – HVAC Theory” Diploma is a comprehensive professional training program in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. The curriculum provides students with in-depth technical understanding of principles and applications for design, operation, inspection, maintenance and retrofit of HVAC systems in order to ensure acceptable indoor air quality standards while meeting energy conservation, green building and other requirements.

The program focuses on latest technologies and the best industry practices in environmentally responsible and energy-efficient multi-unit residential, commercial, industrial and institutional HVAC-R systems operation.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program are well suited for positions such as project engineer/manager; mechanical or HVAC engineer or designer; applications engineer; systems designer engineer; HVAC controls technician; energy professional; plant engineer; technical sales representative; customer service representative as well as many others in industry sectors such as manufacturing, consulting engineers, installers and contractors.

Courses in this program:

HVAC – I: Fundamental Concepts and Systems
HVAC – II: Equipment, Control, and Operation Maintenance Management
Ontario Building Code
Engineering Project Management
Canadian Industrial Practices and Workplace Culture

Program Outcomes

Core Competency:

Gain proficiency in the area of HVAC engineering, retrofit, inspection and maintenance.

Upon completion of this course participants will:

Become familiar with practices in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration;
Understand principles of cooling and ventilation, sources of heat, energy supplies, heat loss and gain, air movement, conventional installation methods, space heaters, introduction to electric heating, safety issues etc.;
Understand the best practices of operation, inspection, maintenance and repair of HVAC systems.

Core Competency:

Perform analysis, design, operation, inspection and maintenance of HVAC systems.

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

oversee installation, operation, troubleshooting and servicing of HVAC systems;
calculate HVAC system cooling and heating loads, develop psychrometric tables and charts;
select components and design layout of HVAC systems while giving considerations to energy conservation and green building design principles;
select temperature controls for HVAC systems including pneumatic, electric, electronic, and computer-based software;
investigate and resolve indoor air quality issues in the built environment, examine the typical types of health complaints and the role of ventilation systems;
perform energy audits, estimate energy use for existing equipment and assess conservation options;
select measurement devices and calculate potential energy savings;
oversee operation and maintenance of HVAC systems and components including chillers, cooling towers, DX units, boilers, fans, pumps, and controls.
oversee troubleshooting of system malfunctions, set-up and implement maintenance programs that enhance performance and reliability of HVAC systems;
exercise good work habits and communication practices in relation with HVAC industry workplace;
perform research and access industry technical information for the HVAC technology;