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Launch your career in skilled trades as a gas technician

Gas Technician Ontario College Certificate program

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

Program code GAST
Duration 1 Year
Credential Ontario College Certificate
Delivery Full-time +
Part-time

Program information

Program description

In this program, students develop 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, codes/regulations, propane fundamentals, system testing and troubleshooting in order to maintain and install gas-fired equipment in residential and commercial settings.

The Barrie Campus program is delivered evenings and weekends only.

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2021 Barrie

Tuition and fees

What are the admission requirements for the Gas Technician program?

Gas Technician admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/academic-regulations/

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Admission details

Gas Technician work in Ontario requires Gas Technician license (Ontario Certificate of Qualification), which is governed by Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA). The college facilitates Gas Technician 3 (G.3) and Gas Technician 2 (G.2) Ontario Certificate of Qualification Examinations on campus at the end of the first and third semesters, respectively.

The cost of each examination is not included in the tuition fee. Gas Technician 3 (G.3) and Gas Technician 2 (G.2) Ontario Certificates of Qualification are not graduation requirements for this program.

Gas Technician (GAST) program students wanting to transfer to the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (HRAC) program are required to:

  • meet graduation requirements of the Gas Technician (GAST) program
  • meet the admission requirements of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air conditioning (HRAC) program including a 12C or U math course or equivalent
  • complete and submit a request for program change form

Successful applicants will be exempted from the first 3 semesters of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (HRAC) program.

What career paths can I take as a gas technician?

Your Gas Technician certificate gives you many career opportunities

Graduates are primarily prepared for a career as a gas technician. Employment may also be found in the areas of technical support and sales within the industry. There are also a number of apprenticeships that graduates may pursue in areas such as sheet metal, refrigeration, plumbing, and pipe fitting. For those who want to work in these trades, an apprenticeship is required after graduation. By the end of the program students are eligible to write their TSSA Gas Technician 3 (G.3) and Gas Technician 2 (G.2) exams in order to become fully qualified and licensed technicians. 

Flex MORE. Study Gas Technician part-time

Benefits of studying part-time:

What courses are included in the Gas Technician certificate program?

Course overview

13 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
2 General Education Courses

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Gas Technician program outline.

  • ELEC 1010 – Introduction to Electricity
  • GAST 1003 – Introduction to Gas Appliances
  • GAST 1013 – Professional Practices
  • GAST 1014 – Piping and Tubing Systems
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.

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