Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning Mechanic

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Offered at the Cowichan Campus

View the Refrigeration & Air-Condtioning Mechanic program outline

Subject areas covered in the assessment

Area of Study

Minimum Score

Details

Time

Reading Comprehension

21/30

30 questions (true/false, short answer)

45 minutes

Combined Reasoning

18/30

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)

24/35

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.

Resources to help you prepare for your assessment

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