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Transport Refrigeration and Heating Systems (Part-time)

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Program Code:
1349
School:
Trades & Apprenticeship

About the Program

The Transport Refrigeration and Heating Systems program is a comprehensive program developed to enable the participant to understand and apply the principles of transport refrigeration and heating systems. The focus of this program is to train participants on systems used in the trucking industry, public transportation and auxiliary power units. Participants will review the procedure for testing, diagnosing, repairing refrigeration and heating systems and discuss the environmental and health and safety requirements related to transportation heating and cooling systems. Participants will also install, maintain and repair transport refrigeration equipment, carry out soldering, brazing and welding on or in relation to refrigeration equipment, and maintain and perform electrical repairs on existing refrigeration equipment from the breaker switch or the disconnect switch. They install, remove, reclaim, recover, recycle, reuse, store and dispose primary and secondary refrigerants, transport, handle and use refrigerants and other dangerous goods, and perform pre-trip inspections. Upon successful completion of the Transport Refrigeration & Cargo Heating Systems I course, participants will be eligible to write their certification in the form on an Ozone Depletion Prevention (ODP) certificate. Upon successful completion of Transport Refrigeration & Cargo Heating Systems II students will be certified with CSA Z462-13, Control of Hazardous Energy (Arc Flash Awareness).

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 4 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Graduate Opportunities

Transport refrigeration technicians are employed by dealers, large transport companies, independent repair shops and organizations such as food wholesalers that operate their own fleet of transport vehicles, and firms specializing in transport refrigeration and heating maintenance and repair work.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

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Program Outcomes

Program Courses

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Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
COMM1300 Technical Communication and Customer Service
Description: This course will introduce students to techniques in developing and maintaining good communication skills essentials for the delivery of Technical Customer Service. The students will examine and interpret the elements of good communication and principles needed to achieve great customer service in the workplace. Additionally students will be introduced to service report writing.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
OHS1300 Hoisting and Rigging
Description: Students will learn the theory and practices associated with proper hoisting and rigging operations including safe practices, use of hand signals, and electric hoists. Specific areas of focus include hoisting, rigging hazards, fibre ropes, knots and hitches, hardware, wire rope and slings, rigging tools and devices, and crane operations. Students will apply their knowledge through practical exercises using an overhead crane.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
TRCK1620 Mobile Refrigeration and Cargo Heating Systems I
Description: This hands-on technical course is designed to enable the student to explain the principles of operation and describe the procedure for testing, diagnosing and repairing mobile refrigeration systems. As well, describe the environmental requirements of the equipment and the requirements for technician certification (ODP). Includes soldering and brazing techniques for refrigeration units.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
TRCK1630 Mobile Refrigeration and Cargo Heating Systems II
Description: This hands-on mobile refrigeration course is designed to enable the student to explain the principles, operation and safe work practices as they pertain to 460V or 230V mobile heating and cooling systems. Commonly known as the Principal or Vector refrigeration units or High Voltage units. This course includes Arc flash certification.
Hours: 36
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
TRCK1640 Electrical Fundamentals for Transportation Refrigeration Systems
Description: This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the basic principles and laws of electricity through the recognition of the principles underlying Ohm's Law, magnetism and electro-magnetism and simple electrical circuit components. Supplemented with laboratory exercises, students learn about voltage, current, and power in DC circuits, and in single phase and multi-phase AC circuits, and how resistance, reactance, and impedance affect those properties. Students will also be introduced to AC and DC motors, and to the devices commonly used in motor-control circuits. Students will also be introduced to simple semiconductor-based electronic devices. The lab exercises provide students with practical experience in building, testing, and measuring characteristics of electrical control circuits. Students will use digital multimeters and digital oscilloscopes to observe the behaviour of DC and AC circuits that they have built.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
TRCK1650 Engines, Compressors and Generators
Description: This hands-on technical course provides students with a working knowledge of main components of engines, compressors and generators. Students will complete lab exercises to test, diagnose, and repair field repairable components of engines, compressors and generators. Students will also be introduced to emerging technology as pertains to engines and compressors and generators.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
TRCK1660 Auxiliary Power Units
Description: This hands-on technical course addresses various manufacturers auxiliary power units found in transport refrigeration and heating systems. Students will be able to demonstrate the principles, operation and safe work practices associated with auxiliary power units and apply the procedures for testing, diagnosing and repairing auxiliary power unit systems.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
TRCK1670 Preventative Maintenance
Description: This course will provide the knowledge needed to maintain Thermo-King and Carrier Transicold transport refrigeration units and associated auxiliary power units. Students will be required to put into practice the processes that reduce down-time and prolong the service life of transport refrigeration units.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
TRCK1680 Transport Heating and Cooling Systems for Public Transportation Vehicles
Description: This technical course is designed to enable the student to explain the principles of operation and describe the procedure for testing, diagnosing and repairing public Transport systems from Thermo-King, Carrier Transicold and ATC systems.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
TRCK1690 Fundamentals of Transport Heating and Refrigeration Systems
Description: In this foundational course, students will be introduced to the basic principles, operation and the safe work practices of working on and using transport refrigeration systems. Topics include: Terminology, tools, components of truck/trailer units, containers, public transportation, auxiliary power units, basic electrical terminology and reading wiring diagrams. This course will enable the student to explain the construction, operation, assembly and disassembly of acetylene and oxyacetylene equipment and accessories, soldering, brazing and welding theories. An introduction to cutting, cleaning, and soldering and brazing copper piping will be included. Additionally students will be introduced to operation and parts manuals and basic maintenance on refrigeration units.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed

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Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Colin Jones, cjones@conestogac.on.ca, 519-748-5220 ext. 3722

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