This program is offered at the Toronto and Cambridge campus.
*Evening Classes Available
Upcoming Start Dates: Sept.23 (Cambridge), Sept.16, Nov.11 (Toronto)
Gas 2 Technicians study drawings and specifications to determine the layout of the installation and materials required. Measure and mark reference points for installation of gas lines and equipment. Install and maintain gas meters, regulators and gas lines between gas unit and gas meter. Install, maintain and service gas heating units and their components such as burners, valves, and automatic controls. Repair and service gas appliances and related equipment, up to 400000 BTU. Test and replace defective equipment or components. Test and adjust control mechanisms and check pipes and piping connections for gas leaks using gas detection devices. Attend to gas escape calls and assist in the investigation of gas fires and explosions. Prepare reports on work performed and condition of facilities. Advise clients regarding standards, safety features and maintenance of gas units and system. Convert vehicles or appliances to use natural gas fuels.
If you wish to work on gas fired equipment, whether residential, commercial or industrial, you must first be certified by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA). The Gas Technician 2 certificate program, based on the TSSA’s curriculum, will teach you piping, appliances, heating systems, and venting practices, as well as business practices to provide you with a well-rounded approach to working in the field as a gas technician. At the end of the course, TSSA certification exams are administered ensuring that you are current with TSSA standards.
The Gas Technician 2 program is a continuation of the Gas Technician 3 modules, plus additional training on specific gas fired equipment. Gas Technician 2 certification requires successful completion of modules 10-24. These are prerequisites for future certification training. The Gas Technician 2 certificate can be renewed and allows technicians to work unsupervised on appliances. They may install, inspect, alter, purge, activate, repair, service or remove a natural gas or propane appliance that has an input of 400,000 BTUH or less and the equipment and accessories essential to its operation.
Students who complete our structured course will receive theory instruction together with the hands-on training methodology taught by highly trained instructors. Areas of study include; basic electricity, venting systems, air handling, advanced piping and tubing, building as a system and hydronic heating systems
Program length: 24 weeks
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