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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 - 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 classes will be conducted at Youth College (Kwai Chung))

Required No. of Credits for Graduation
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, Building Services Engineering Drawing, Air-conditioning and Ventilation System, Refrigeration System, Basic Testing and Commissioning in Air-conditioning System, HVAC Facilities Installation and Maintenance, etc. It serves as a strong foundation for students to cope with the advancement and changing needs in the relevant field.
Career Prospects
Graduates may be employed in the field of air-conditioning and refrigeration as craftsmen, technical assistants or sales.
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 as satisfying the academic requirements for the registration as Grade R Electrical Worker. With relevant electrical working experience, they may apply for Grade R Electrical Worker registration.
  1. Most of the modules in the programmes are conducted and assessed in Chinese.
  2. Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.