Our Programs

Refrigeration Operator Training Systems

Our programs:

Refrigeration Operator Training Systems use Zoom or Google Classroom in conjunction with BCIT POWR 1210 and/or POWR 1211 curriculum to deliver an exceptional educational experience, highlighting value, knowledge, and shared mutual understanding. We take the lead in your BCIT online program, so that you are never alone, or have any doubt as to clear understanding or concise direction.

Our Refrigeration Plant Operator and 5th Class Power Engineering training programs are based on British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Power Engineering courses: POWR 1210, 5th Class Power Engineering, and POWR 1211, Refrigeration Plant Operator, providing essential knowledge about Safety, Legislation, Refrigeration Principles, Systems, Equipment and Operation, Applied Electricity, Maintenance and Problem Solving.

FAQ's ( Frequently Asked Questions)

Is this program accredited?

Yes. The BCIT online POWR 1210 and POWR 1211 are fully recognized by Technical Safety BC as an approved course provider. POWR 1210 and POWR 1211 follow IPECC and SOPEEC guidelines regarding recommended material that is essential must have knowledge by jurisdictional exam candidates. Students are expected to have covered or learned this recommended information to a sufficient degree.

BCIT is officially recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training of British Columbia. BCIT is provincially chartered through legislation in the College and Institute Act. BCIT is a member of: Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), and Polytechnics Canada.

Do I acquire a Canadian college credential when I successfully complete POWR 1210 and/or POWR 1211?

Yes. Upon successful completion of POWR 1210 and/or POWR 1211, BCIT will issue a recognized Canadian college certificate.

Are there any prerequisites for enrollment to POWR 1210 or POWR 1211?

It is recommended that students have a good understanding of math, English, chemistry, science, and physics above the grade 10 level. If you lack confidence in any of these subjects, Refrigeration Operator Training Systems instructors will fortify your understanding and ability in these subjects, so that you can succeed.

How long does it take to complete the program and what is the cost?

POWR 1211, 2 months, full time days.

POWR 1210, 4 months, part-time, evenings.

BCIT online program fee for POWR 1210 and POWR 1211, is under $400. Required books, total under $700 for POWR 1210 and under $900 for POWR 1211. Refrigeration Operator Training Systems online guidance, assistance, direction and encouragement starts at under $1,000.

Refrigeration Operator Training Systems students must register with BCIT directly on the BCIT College website for POWR 1210 or POWR 1211. Refrigeration Operator Training Systems students must secure the necessary required program books/literature from the BCIT bookstore or from PanGlobal.org directly.

What are the program hours?

POWR 1211, Refrigeration Plant Operator, 3 months, part-time daily, Monday to Friday, 120 hours
EST: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM or 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PST: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM or 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

POWR 1211, 2 months full time daily, Monday to Friday, 360 hours total.
EST: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM or 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
PST: 5:00 AM to 2:00 PM or 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

POWR 1210, 5th Class Power Engineering, 4 months, part-time daily, Monday to Friday, 160 hours total.
EST: 4:15 PM – 6:15 PM or 7:15 PM – 9:15 PM.
PST: 1:15 PM – 3:15 PM or 4:15 PM – 6:15 PM.

Is there any hands-on training?

Yes. If you are currently working in a refrigeration plant and are studying toward challenging your jurisdictional exam, likely your employer is providing hands-on training.

By successfully passing your jurisdictional exam, you will be in an excellent position to obtain employment and hands-on training in a registered/certified refrigeration plant.

Hands-on training may also be acquired by volunteering at your nearest local community recreational ice plant facility.

Hands-on training for POWR 1210 may be acquired by obtaining part-time or full time work where there is a heating boiler or heating boilers in aggregate rating below 50 HP, or 500 kW. 

Heating boilers may also exist in local community ice rinks where there is also refrigeration equipment responsible for freezing the ice surface.

Do I need a computer in order to take the program?

Yes. Preferably, you have access to a computer with at least a 250 GB hard drive or higher. 4 GB RAM or higher. 2.0 GHz or higher AMD processor. Microsoft Edge. Firefox 48 or later. Safari 11 or later. Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10. Google Chrome. Internet Explorer 10 or higher. Anti-virus program (updated regularly). Have a good computer microphone and speakers, web camera, and high-speed Wi-Fi Internet connection.

Is there any program support for students, and for how long can I count on that support?

Yes. 12 months program support provided for BCIT POWR 1210 and POWR 1211 by e-mail, fax, and/or telephone. Online discussion forums are integrated into the D2L Learning Management System for daily communication. Socially distanced assistance during the pandemic is available at BCIT Burnaby campus. Students enrolled in distance education are allowed to visit the Power Engineering Resource Centre and access all available resources. Resources include assistance from the tutorial instructors, an extensive library of books, videos and a variety of instructional media.

12 months program support provided by PanGlobal online for access to end-of-chapter questions; with answer guides, self-assessments, chapter tests, comprehensive Part 1 and Part 2 tests and learning media.

12 months program support provided by Refrigeration Operator Training Systems. Extra tutorial assistance is provided via telephone, e-mail, Skype, Zoom or WhatsApp at no additional charge.

Can I take the 2 month day program and the 4 month part-time night program at the same time?

Yes. These programs are flexible/interchangeable and complement each other very well. New students are encouraged to register for both programs simultaneously whenever possible, as this will facilitate a deeper understanding of the material to be covered.

When registering for both programs at the same time, please note that BCIT and Pan Global book fees are one time only. POWR 1211 and the required books apply equally to both programs.

When can I start?

The 6 week Fast Track program starts the first Monday of January, March, May, July, September, and November each calendar year.

The 2 month full time program starts the second Monday of January, April, July and October each calendar year.

The 3 month program starts the third Monday of January, May, August and October each calendar year.

The 4 month program starts the fourth Monday of January, June, and November each calendar year.

Flexibility allows you to complete the 4 month program during evening sessions. You may wish to use vacation time away from school or work to complete the 2 month full time program.

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