This program is offered at the Toronto and Cambridge campus.
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 program is the starting point for technicians in the gas field and includes Gas Tech 3 and Gas Tech 2 training. If a technician has little or no prior experience in the gas industry, this program is the best place to begin. This unique 36 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 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).
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; 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: 36 weeks
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