As a clean energy source with immense potential for development, geothermal energy represents a strong area of growth. There is high demand for skilled professionals who have knowledge and experience related to geothermal use and best practices.
Working in this field requires a variety of skills in mechanical systems, electronics and basic soldering. You learn to repair and maintain residential and commercial refrigeration and air conditioning systems. You also learn to install gas lines, liquid lines and other kinds of piping. Basic skills in oxy-acetylene brazing and welding are covered as well as the installation of electrical circuits and controls. Learning in a geothermal environment, you build on your refrigeration and air conditioning training with hands-on experience and courses which are certified through the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC). Graduates who complete this program will have taken the first steps towards achieving their requirements for CGC national certification.