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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic

Trade Description:

In Manitoba, you can train to be a commercial refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic OR a residential refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic. Mechanics in this trade install, repair, service, replace and maintain a variety of air conditioning and heating equipment, as well as ventilation and air exchange systems. Commercial mechanics work in buildings such as apartments, restaurants, hospitals and ice rinks. Residential mechanics work in private residences.

Major employers include air conditioning contractors, refrigeration equipment dealers, truck transportation firms and storage warehouses.

Trade Regulation RACM Commercial Sample Exams
PDF Document Prepping for the Exam - Booklist
 

Occupational Analyses:

Commercial National Occupational Analysis
Residential Provincial Occupational Analysis
 

Apprenticeship Annual Requirements:

Levels Total Hours/Year
(On-the-Job & Technical Training)
Total Weeks/Year
(Technical Training)
Delivered By
Commercial 5 1,800 9-9-9-9-10
RRC (All Levels)
ACC (Level 5 only)
Residential 4 1,800 9-9-9-10
RRC (All Levels)
ACC (Level 4 only)
 

Training Standards:

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic - Commercial
PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document Level Two PDF Document Profile Chart
PDF Document Level Three PDF Document NOA Subtask to Unit Comparison
PDF Document Level Four PDF Document Unit to Course Comparison Checklist
PDF Document Level Five
 
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic - Residential
PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document Level Two PDF Document Profile Chart
PDF Document Level Three PDF Document POA Subtask to Unit Comparison
PDF Document Level Four PDF Document Unit to Course Comparison Checklist
 

Challenging the Exam - Trades Qualification:

  Years of Experience Hours Required Additional Practical Exam Required Form(s)
Commercial 7.5 13,500 No PDF Document Work Experience Form
Residential 6 10,800 No PDF Document Work Experience Form
 

Accredited Programs:

Apprenticeship Trade Training Institution -
Secondary Schools 
Training Institution -
Post-Secondary Schools
Training Institution
Program Name 
Level
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic __ Red River College, Construction Trades Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Technician Program 1