About the Course
The Gas Technician program offered at the Niagara and Halton Skilled Trades Academies teaches the official TSSA curriculum, preparing students for the TSSA (Technical Standards and Safety Authority) Gas Fitter 3 and Gas Fitter 2 licensing examinations. This course is delivered through classroom lectures and practical hands-on learning to provide the theory and application of each element of the course. Evaluation is conducted through written and practical assignments and tests.
The Niagara and Halton Skilled Trades Academies are TSSA approved examination centres for the G3 and G2 licensing examinations.
Gas Technician Diploma course is approved as a vocational program under the Ontario Career Colleges Act, 2005.
*Does not include books, TSSA exam fee & application processing fee
Gas fitters (licensed Gas Technicians) install, inspect, repair and maintain gas lines and gas equipment. This equipment ranges from meters, regulators, heating units, fireplaces, residential appliances, commercial appliances and large scale equipment and appliances in industrial establishments.
- Attention to detail
- Communication skills
- Self direction
- Customer service excellence
- Problem solving
The following are potential career options for graduates of the TSSA G3 and G2 licensing examinations.
- Gas Fitter
- Gas Customer Service Representative
- Gas Service Technician
- Appliance Repair Technician
- Gas Technician
- Furnace Converter
- Furnace Installer
- Gas Appliance Repairs/Services
- Gas Appliance Installer
- Water Heater Installer
- Gas Main Fitter
- Gas Pipefitter
- Mechanic – Gas Pipes
- Troubleshooter – Gas Works
- Plumbing Apprentice
- HVAC Technician
- Sheet Metal Apprentice
- Building Maintenance
- Electrician Apprentice
- Refrigeration Apprentice
|Module 10||Advanced Piping and Tubing|
|Module 11||Basic Electricity|
|Module 12||Controls (Mechanical and Electronic)|
|Module 13||The Building as a System|
|Module 14||Domestic and Non-Vented Gas Appliances|
|Module 15||Meters, Pressure Regulators and Fuel Containers|
|Module 16||Domestic Gas Fired Refrigerators|
|Module 17||Conversion Burners|
|Module 18||Water Heaters and Combination Systems|
|Module 19||Forced Warm Air Heating Systems|
|Module 20||Hydronic Heating Systems|
|Module 21||Space Heaters and Decorative Gas Appliances|
|Module 22||Venting Practices|
|Module 23||Forced Air Add-On Devices|
|Module 24||Air Handling Systems|
Students must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, or be at least 18 years of age and pass a Superintendent approved qualifying test (CAST exam).
The G2 exam is held at the Skilled Trades Academy campus.