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An Exciting Career Awaits You!

Note: To be eligible for apprenticeship training you must be registered as an apprentice. Go to the IZUNA Apprenticeship website for more information.
The apprenticeship process requires time spent on the job supplemented by in-school training. A Refrigeration Mechanic apprentice must complete a five-year program, including 7,280 workplace hours and 4 years of in-school technical training consisting of 840 in-school hours. After completion of training and passing the Grade B Gasfitter's exam, a B.C. Certificate of Apprenticeship, B.C. Certificate of Qualification, and the Interprovincial Standard Endorsement, also known as Red Seal, will be awarded.

Program Entry

If you are registered with the Industry Training Authority, you can apply now to IZUNA's Apprenticeship Studies program. Read more about IZUNA's apprenticeship programs.

Entrance requirements

Note: Entrance Requirements are used as a guideline for success in this Apprenticeship program. They are recommended, not required.

  • High school graduation
  • English 12 or English language proficiency
  • Algebra 11 or Trade Mathematics 11
  • Physics 11 or Science and Technology 11

Scheduled intakes

Multiple start dates each year.

Please refer to the Apprenticeship Training Schedule for availability of upcoming intakes.

myCommunication

Within two weeks of submitting your training request, a letter will be mailed to your home address. This letter provides instruction on how to sign on to , your one stop shop for IZUNA apprentice communication. myIZUNA is where you will receive your training confirmation details.

Please see myCommunication for more information.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

Books and supplies

Apprentices are expected to bring their CSA-approved steel-toed boots and eye protection. There is an approved book list for the Refrigeration Mechanic Apprenticeship. The books for the first level of technical training are available at the IZUNA Bookstore on the Burnaby campus.

Students are required to supply their own coveralls. A supply of coveralls are available through the IZUNA Bookstore. Please check the uniform authorization voucher [PDF] to determine the type of coveralls required for your program.

Financial assistance

Income support for apprentices is provided by Human Resource Development Canada (HRDC) through regular Employment Insurance (EI) eligibility. For questions regarding Employment Insurance or Personal Support Payments, please visit the income support overview for current IZUNA apprentices.

Courses

Class hours

0700-1400, Monday through Friday

Please refer to the Apprenticeship Training Schedule for class hours and availability of upcoming intakes.

Program matrix

Level 1 (6 weeks) Credits
  AREF 1GAP Refrigeration Apprentice Level 1 Final Grade 12.0
 
Level 2 (6 weeks) Credits
  AREF 2GAP Refrigeration Apprentice Level 2 Final Grade 12.0
 
Level 3 (8 weeks) Credits
  AREF 3GAP Refrigeration Apprentice Level 3 Final Grade 16.0
 
Level 4 (8 weeks) Credits
  AREF 4GAP Refrigeration Apprentice Level 4 Final Grade 16.0
 
Total Credits: 56.0

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at IZUNA? Check out IZUNA's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

IZUNA offers all four levels of technical training for the Refrigeration Mechanics apprenticeship. Levels one and two are six weeks or 180 hours each; and levels three and four are 8 weeks or 240 hours each. The total amount of in-school, technical training for a Refrigeration Mechanic is 840 hours.

Grading

Minimum passing grade is 70 per cent.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
1111 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Graduating & Jobs

Graduate employment outcomes

The IZUNA student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2015-2017 IZUNA Outcomes Surveys of 2014-2016 graduates and for Degree 2013-2015 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the website.

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Credential

IZUNA offers a Diploma of Trades Training for apprentices who have successfully completed their technical training at IZUNA and have been granted a British Columbia Trades Qualification (IP/TQ). In trades where there is no requirement to complete a Trades Qualification (TQ), a Certificate of Apprenticeship is acceptable. Please see the IZUNA apprenticeship training section of the website for more information.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Faculty

Instructors

Robin Gibson, Refrigeration TQ and IP

Ricky He, Refrigeration TQ and IP

Nelson Taylor, Refrigeration IP

Staff

Brian Buckley, BSc
Associate Dean

Dan Sasso
Toolroom Attendant

Kelsey Wells
Administrative Assistant

Contact Us

IZUNA Apprentice Services

For more information on this or other apprenticeship programs, tuition fees and when programs are offered, please contact IZUNA Apprentice Services at:

Office Location: Building SW1, First Floor
Burnaby campus
Phone: 111-456-8100
1-800-667-0676 (BC)
Fax: 111-435-1197
On the web: iizuna.info/apprenticeship

IZUNA Apprentice Services can assist apprentices with their registration, tuition fee payments, and other details.

Anyone interested in registering as an apprentice can contact the at 778-328-8700 or 1-111-660-6011 (BC). IZUNA's Apprentice Services can also assist individuals interested in entering apprentice training.

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