Code 5815
Sanction DEP
Secteur Bâtiment et travaux publics (07)
Nombre d'unités120
Durée totale1 800 heures
StatutProgram approved in 2007.
Organismes scolaires offrant le programme
Ce programme est offert en langue française : 
5315 - Réfrigération
  • Objectifs et professions visées
  • Conditions d'admission
  • Contenu du programme

Objectifs du programme

The Refrigeration program prepares students to practise the trade of refrigeration specialist.

Refrigeration specialists install, maintain, repair and inspect residential central air conditioning systems, commercial and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning systems, and combined heating, ventilation and refrigeration systems. They work for refrigeration and air conditioning companies, food wholesalers and engineering firms, in a variety of industrial environments, and in retail companies that sell and maintain these systems.

They also oversee, maintain and troubleshoot air conditioning units, refrigeration systems, heat pumps, etc. Knowledge of automatic controls, electronics and remote supervision are some of the qualifications required of refrigeration specialists.

Professions visées (IMT En ligne d'Emploi Québec)

Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics (7313)

Appellation(s) d'emploi

mécanicien frigoriste/mécanicienne frigoriste

Conditions d'admission

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Préalables fonctionnels

Cette section indique les épreuves ou les codes de cours des programmes d'études actuels de la formation générale des adultes requis comme préalables spécifiques en langue d'enseignement et en mathématique. Le respect des préalables fonctionnels comporte la réussite des préalables spécifiques et la réussite du test de développement général (TDG). Lorsqu'un DEP n'exige pas de préalables spécifiques en langue d'enseignement ou en mathématique, un tiret ( - ) figure dans les cellules visées. Dans le cas des programmes menant à une ASP, les préalables spécifiques et le TDG ne s'appliquent pas (N/A).

Préalables spécifiques
Langue d'enseignementLangue secondeMathématique
3101-1 3102-2 (3070-3)632-306 -  - 3053-2 (3016-2)063-306 563-306

Contenu du programme

Code Énoncé de la compétence  Heures Unités
754-991 Be familiar with construction industry organizations 15 1
754-992 T o protect health, safety and physical integrity on construction sites 30 2
937-682 Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 30 2
937-695 Analyze the compression refrigeration cycle 75 5
937-703 Perform oxygen cutting, welding and brazing operations 45 3
937-716 Perform basic maintenance mechanics operations 90 6
937-723 Install an expansion valve 45 3
937-736 Perform basic electrical operations 90 6
937-744 Perform tasks related to the use and recovery of refrigerants 60 4
937-754 Perform basic refrigeration operations 60 4
937-768 Verify the operation of a motor circuit and its control devices 120 8
937-772 Verify the operation of a reciprocating compressor 30 2
937-782 Interpret plans and specifications 30 2
937-793 Install refrigeration piping 45 3
937-803 Install a fluidic circuit regulator 45 3
937-818 Install and commission a refrigeration system 120 8
937-828 Install and commission an air conditioning system 120 8
937-833 Rectify compressor malfunctions 45 3
937-845 Ensure the operation of a refrigeration system 75 5
937-855 Ensure the operation of a packaged air conditioning system 75 5
937-867 Ensure the operation of a split air conditioning system 105 7
937-876 Solve problems inherent in digital control 90 6
937-886 Analyze air treatment processes 90 6
937-894 Do an energy analysis of a refrigeration or air conditioning system 60 4
937-905 Ensure the operation of a liquid chiller 75 5
937-918 Ensure the operation of a central air conditioning system 120 8
937-921 Use job search techniques 15 1
1800 120