Program delivery note

Program delivery note: Fanshawe will temporarily deliver this program as listed under "locations" to the right of your screen or in the "+ more details" menu on mobile. Delivery format may change for January 2021 and onwards.

SPECIAL NOTICE: In order to maintain physical distancing and comply with public health regulations, Fanshawe may deliver this program through a blend of online and face to face classes this fall, where Ministry-approved. Students will need to have technology necessary to complete online learning and this may include a webcam, internet access and a computer. Please consult your Program Coordinator for applicability to your level of study.

Overview - 2021/2022

Summers in Ontario are sweltering, humid, hot. For many people, air-conditioning isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity for health and quality of life. It’s also an in-demand career option as summers will continue to get hotter and hotter.

So, if you work well with your hands and want to graduate with skills that will help you go straight into the workforce, Fanshawe’s 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.

You’ll also 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.

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 
MAESD is responsible for scheduling your in-school training at Fanshawe College.

More information about Apprenticeships at Fanshawe.

Employment Ontario
This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada.


Program Details

More details

2021/2022 academic year: Refer to the More Info tab to view offerings for the 2021/22 academic year. Canadian students can start applying in early October for programs with Sep. 2021, Jan. 2022 and May 2022 start dates through

Program Code
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Ontario College Certificate