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Gas Technician

Gas Technician Ontario College Certificate

What is Gas Technician?

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.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
GAST
Length:
1 Year
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
3 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Location:
Barrie, Owen Sound
Start:

Fall - Barrie, Owen Sound

Winter - Owen Sound

Contact:
Owen Sound:

Ivan Silverthorn

705-728-1968 ext. 2076

Barrie:

Sam Bilamjian

705-728-1968 ext. 1289

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.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • use industry specific customer relations practices in order to relate effectively to coworkers and customers


  • complete all work in accordance with applicable acts, regulations, legislation, and codes to ensure personal safety and enhance the safety of the public


  • promote safe handling, combustion, and efficiency with natural gas and propane as well as their related appliances


  • adhere to proper sequences of operations for heating systems and associated components by referencing and following technical manuals, specifications, schematics, drawings, and graphs


  • select and use hand tools and operate test equipment for their intended purposes


  • employ the basic electrical skills required in order to install, service, and troubleshoot gas appliances


  • solve problems related to the installation and servicing of heating appliances by drawing on an understanding of mechanical systems within a building envelope


  • install, service, maintain, and troubleshoot heating systems and their related components


  • identify and incorporate strategies for ongoing personal and professional development that will lead to enhanced work performance and career opportunities, and keep pace with industry changes.
Fall Intake - Barrie, Owen Sound

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3

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Fall | Winter | Summer

2016 | 2017 | 2017

Winter Intake - Owen Sound

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3

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Winter | Summer | Fall

2017 | 2017 | 2017

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

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.

10 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

2 General Education Courses

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

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

Faculty and alumni profiled in trades documentary

Georgian College faculty and alumni were featured in a documentary created by Rogers TV as part of the Train in Trades initiative, or TNT. Led by Mayor Jeff Lehman and MPP Rod Jackson in partnership with Georgian, TNT aims to raise awareness about local job opportunities in the skilled trades. Read more...

Faculty and alumni profiled in trades documentary

Georgian College faculty and alumni were featured in a documentary created by Rogers TV as part of the Train in Trades initiative, or TNT. Led by Mayor Jeff Lehman and MPP Rod Jackson in partnership with Georgian, TNT aims to raise awareness about local job opportunities in the skilled trades. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Owen Sound

Contact:
Ivan Silverthorn
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 2076

Barrie

Contact:
Sam Bilamjian
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1289

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