Skilled Trades

Gas Technician

General information

Program code
3 Semesters (1 Year)
Ontario College Certificate
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2017 Barrie, Owen Sound

Program description

This program provides the required skills to obtain the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) Gas Technician III and Gas Technician II certifications. Gas Technician III deals with workplace safety, tools, characteristics of natural gas, codes/regulations, basic electricity, technical specifications, customer relations, basic piping systems, and an introduction to gas appliances. Gas Technician II includes advanced piping/tubing systems, electricity, controls, systems, appliances, gas meters, pressure regulators, gas-fired refrigerators, conversion burners, water heaters, forced warm air heating systems, hydronic heating systems, space heating, venting practices, forced air add-on devices, and air handling. By the end of the program students are prepared to write their TSSA Gas Fitter II exams in order to become fully qualified and licensed technicians.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College
  • Most college preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Technology Foundation, Technology Fundamentals and General Arts and Science*
  • Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications
  • Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


Mandatory Courses

GAST1000 Introduction to Electricity
GAST1001 Professional Practices
GAST1002 Piping and Tubing Systems
GAST1003 Introduction to Gas Appliances
GAST1004 Pressure Regulator Controls
GAST1006 Gas Appliances
GAST1008 Forced Air and Space Heating
GAST1009 Venting
GAST1011 Water Heaters and Hydronic Heating
GAST1012 Forced Air Add-Ons and Air Conditioning

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

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