Learn the fundamentals of heating, ventilation, air handling, electrical systems and multi-fuel heating systems. Experience the challenges in the installation, service and maintenance of gas, propane, oil fired burners, furnaces, boilers and hot water heaters, domestic and non-vented appliances and domestic gas fired refrigerators. Understand how to fabricate fuel delivery systems set up and adjust combustion efficiencies, size ventilation systems and combustion air requirements.
The Gas Technician 3 program is the starting point for technicians in the gas field. If a technician has little or no prior experience in the gas industry, this program is the best place to begin. This unique 12 week program combines academic study with supervised workshop hands on experience. The curriculum is designed by TSSA under the Technical Standards and Safety Act (TSSA). Faculty members are certified Gas Technicians, Electricians, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Sheet metal workers who have working experience in the HVAC industry in Canada. Graduates of this program must successfully complete the TSSA Gas Technician Certification Examination to be eligible to work as a licensed Gas Technician.
Gas Technician 3 is a mandatory, entry-level certification which must be completed by anyone wanting to work as an HVAC Technician. Gas Technician 3 training includes 9 modules which are prerequisites for the remaining certification training. Individuals with the Gas Technician 3 certification work under supervision on appliances up to and including 400,000 British Thermal Units per Hour (BTUH).
Students who complete our structured Pre-Apprenticeship course will receive theory instruction together with the hands-on training methodology taught by highly trained instructors. Areas of study include; protect self and others, fasteners, hand tools and power tools, properties, characteristics and safe handling of propane and natural gas, installation codes, acts, regulations, introduction to electricity and technical manuals, specifications, schematics and drawing codes.
Program length: 180 Hours
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