Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning Mechanic

Offered at the Cowichan Campus

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The following areas will be covered in the assessment for the above program:

Area of Study

Minimum Score



Reading Comprehension


30 questions (true/false, short answer)

45 minutes

Combined Reasoning


30 multiple choice questions that assess the ability to recognize mechanical, spatial and abstract concepts

30 minutes

Math (calculator is allowed, basic formula table is provided)


35 questions on:

    • converting from and to metric units & imperial units
    • reading a ruler
    • using Pythagorean Theory
    • Ratio and Proportion
    • decimals
    • fractions
    • percent
    • exponents and square roots- basic
    • word problems
    • algebra - solve simple equations with 1 unknown quantity
    • geometry: area, perimeter/circumference

60 minutes

Personal Profile  A writing sample describing why you are a good candidate for the RACM program30 minutes

Approximate Time: 3 Hours - A dictionary is not permitted. A calculator is permitted.

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