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Part-time Programmes (Post-secondary 3)

Certificate of Vocational Education (Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration)

Programme code FS312980

Duration of Study
3 Years
[Students are required to follow the programme arrangements stipulated by YC, on average 1 day and 1 to 2 evenings per week, normally 3 semesters per academic year]
Note :
  1. Applicants with higher qualifications, holders of BCC or those who possess relevant work experience may apply for study exemption for some of the modules.
  2. The actual curriculum hours may be slightly different from the normal curriculum hours due to the electives chosen.
Mode of Study
Part-time (Day)
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
Youth College (Pokfulam)

(Some evening classes will be conducted at Youth College (Kwai Chung))

Entrance Requirements
Completion of Secondary 3 OR Equivalent AND Sponsored by Employer
Programme Content
The programme covers areas of knowledge and technological concepts in the field of air-conditioning and refrigeration. It provides students with all-rounded training, which includes basic technical knowledge and techniques as well as training areas like Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Principles, Building Services Engineering Technology, Electrical Theory, Building Services Engineering Drawing, Mechanical Science, Air-conditioning and Ventilation System, Project, etc. It serves as a strong foundation for students to cope with the advancement and changing needs in the relevant field.

Required No. of Credits for Graduation : 182
Career Prospects
Graduates could be employed as craftsmen or engineering assistants in the trade of air-conditioning and refrigeration after completing their apprenticeship.
Graduates can further their studies in the Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) programme. Holders of Diploma of Vocational Education are considered having met the general entrance requirements of Higher Diploma programmes (not applicable to programmes with specific entrance requirements). Please refer to the details of Higher Diploma programmes on this homepage.
Professional Recognition
The programme is recognised by the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department of the HKSAR Government as satisfying the academic requirements for the registration as Grade 'R' electrical worker.
  1. For most modules of the programme, the medium of instruction and assessments is Chinese.
  2. Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.