Students who complete our structured Combined Pre-Apprenticeship program have the advantage of diversifying their skills into two relevant areas of training.
On the plumber pre-apprenticeship component of the program, plumbers install, repair and maintain pipes, fixtures and other plumbing equipment used for water distribution and waste water disposal in residential, commercial and industrial building.
The Gas Technician 3 component of the combined program is the starting point for technicians in the gas field. The Gas Technician 3 is an essential concurrent certification for anyone wanting to work in the plumbing field. Graduates of this program must successfully complete the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) Gas Technician Certification Examination to be eligible to work as a licensed level 3 Gas Technician.
Plumbers who are also a holder of the Gas Technician 3 certification can carry out the following functions under supervision on appliances up to and including 400, 000 British Thermal Units per Hour (BTUH): install, test, activate or purge gas piping or tubing that is less than two and one half inches in diameter or a component in a piping or tubing system to an appliance downstream or a natural gas meter or propane service valve up to an appliance control valve. They may also reactivate a previously installed or converted appliance, clean and lubricate an appliance, or clean, remove or replace a vent connector, venting or a draft control device. Areas of study include; Safety, Service and Installation Methods, Schematic Diagrams and Schematic Diagrams and Parts Look Up.
Program length: 720 Hours