Gas Technician We'll open up an entire industry full of career opportunities for you! This full-time program is delivered in the evenings and weekends.

General information

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

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Owen Sound, Barrie

Program description

Students train on the theoretical and practical skills required to obtain the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) Gas Technician 3 (G.3) and Gas Technician 2 (G.2) certifications. Students study workplace safety, tools, characteristics of natural gas, codes/regulations, basic electricity, technical specifications, customer relations, basic piping systems, and an introduction to gas appliances. Further on, students study 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.

Delivery format

The Barrie Campus program is delivered evenings and weekends only.

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.


View the Gas Technician articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • GAST1003 Introduction to Gas Appliances
  • FITN1002 Fitness and Wellness
  • GAST1013 Professional Practices
  • ELEC1010 Introduction to Electricity
  • GAST1014 Piping and Tubing Systems
  • ELEC1011 Basic Electricity and Controls
  • GAST1015 Gas Appliances
  • GAST1016 Piping, Forced Air and Space Heating
  • GAST1017 Venting
  • GAST1018 Water Heaters and Hydronic Heating
  • GAST1019 Gas Code Applications
  • ELEC1012 Electrical Troubleshooting Applications
  • GAST1020 Buildings and Air Handling

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