Residential Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic Apprentice (Block Release) [Apprenticeship]

The Residential Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic program will prepare you for an in-demand job with practical skills and technical know-how. You’ll emerge knowing how to plan, prepare and lay out residential air conditioning systems and make sure they’re operating and functioning properly.

Prepare for an in-demand career working on residential air conditioning systems - 2022/2023

Summers in Ontario are usually sweltering and for many people air-conditioning isn’t a luxury – it’s a necessity for health and quality of life. The Residential Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic program is ideally suited to those who enjoy working with their hands and providing a valuable service to customers.

You’ll work on installing and connecting pipes to convey all types of cooling refrigerant to buildings, and you’ll learn to maintain, service, test, repair and replace system components and accessories. You’ll learn about everything from electronics to knowing how to read blueprints. You’re ready to work and want to combine training with earning power, and this apprenticeship program will mix workplace-based training under the direction of experienced workers with shorter lengths of classroom or online training. Bringing comfort into people’s homes is a cool and in-demand career option.

Career Information

Graduates of Fanshawe’s Residential Air Conditioning Mechanic Apprentice program have the practical and technical skills to excel in a demanding industry.


Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduation employment rates among large colleges in Ontario? 

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Residential Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic Apprentice program:

AC Mechanic – Facilities Engineering
Responsible for the distribution of refrigeration and air conditioning systems, including the installation, maintenance, repair and monitoring of the system and associated equipment.

AC Mechanic
Measure, cut, and connect piping using welding and brazing equipment in order to assemble and install air conditioning components.


This is an apprenticeship program. You cannot apply to this program through Applicants need a sponsor/employer. Your sponsor/employer must register you with:

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Apprenticeship/Client Services
72-1200 Commissioners Road East 
London, Ontario, N5Z 4R3 
MLTSD is responsible for scheduling your in-school training at Fanshawe College.


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Learning Outcomes

Level 1
Level 2


Program Details

Program Code
Day Time
Ontario College Certificate