Gas Technician 2

College-Approved Certificate (10 courses) Part-time On Campus
Program Code: 6411X02PWO Academic Year: 2016/2017


This program is listed under the following fields of study:

Our Program

To work on residential, commercial or industrial gas-fired equipment, you must first attain certification by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA). This Ontario College Certificate program, designed and approved by the TSSA, is the bridge program and next step toward full Gas Technician 1 certification. Students learn to install, inspect, alter, purge, activate, repair, service, or remove a natural gas or propane appliance, with an input of 400,000 British Thermal Units per Hour (BTUH) or less, and the equipment and accessories essential to its operation.

After successfully completing the Level 2 training program, students may apply to write a TSSA exam for a Certificate of Qualification as a Gas Technician 2.

To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within two years.

Fees & Expenses

Fees for part-time programs are charged on a course-by-course basis and are published on each individual course page. For questions related to fees, please call the Registrar's Office at 613-727-0002.

Graduation Fee

Once you have completed all the courses in the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar's Office to obtain a certificate/diploma application. A graduation fee of $40 will be charged when the application is submitted. When your certificate/diploma application has been approved, you will be invited to Spring or Fall Convocation.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
Program Eligibility
  • Valid Gas Technician 3 Certificate of Qualification
College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
Program Eligibility
  • Valid Gas Technician 3 Certificate of Qualification

Notes

A passing grade of 75% in both the practical skills and on the TSSA examination is necessary to meet TSSA requirements.

After successful completion of the College Certificate, students have one calendar year to challenge the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) Students are required to complete the 8-course College Certificate within 2 years.

Students who choose to write the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) Certification Exam will need to complete an application form, register and pay the applicable fee prior to writing the exam.

For more information on the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), contact 1-877-682-8772 or 416-7334-3300 or visit: www.tssa.org.

CCOL Academic Planner

The Academic Planner provides registered part-time students in the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning (CCOL) the ability to declare into a program of study. The Academic Planner outlines successfully completed courses to date, as well as courses that need to be completed in order to meet graduation requirements. It is therefore, essential that all part-time students in CCOL declare to their program of study, allowing administrators to plan course offerings. The tool is available on ACSIS, located under 'Continuing Education' on the left-hand toolbar.

Additional Information

Steel-toe safety boots and safety glasses are mandatory safety equipment for all courses in this program.

For more information, please contact Fiona Murray at 613-727-4723 ext. 6367 or murrayf@algonquincollege.com.

Courses

On campus: On Campus
Course
Number
HoursCourse NameWinterSummer
HRA002260.0Advanced Piping/Tubing, Meters and Regulators

HRA0022 Advanced Piping/Tubing, Meters and Regulators

Knowledge of, and safe, practical use of piping/tubing, meters and regulators are essential requirements for all gas technicians within industry. Building on previous study, students further develop skills and knowledge in the design and install of piping and tubing systems, as well as introducing meters and regulators and their application, installation and maintenance in a piping system. The building as a system is studied to lay the foundation of how building and gas fired appliances interact and affect each other's operation.

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

HRA002360.0Advanced Electricity for Gas TechniciansOn Campus
HRA002460.0Basic Controls for Gas TechniciansBlank Icon On Campus
HRA002560.0Venting Practices for Appliances

HRA0025 Venting Practices for Appliances

Venting practices for all gas-fired equipment is crucial for the safe removal of flue products (products of combustion). Students learn about heat transfer, combustion efficiency and the role proper venting and air supply requirements play in the safe and efficient operation of gas-fired appliances. In the practical component, students identify, develop, design, and size venting systems utilizing various venting materials and components in accordance with venting requirements and applicable codes.

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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HRA002660.0Domestic and Decorative Appliances

HRA0026 Domestic and Decorative Appliances

Building on previous study, students apply knowledge of gas systems to explain, describe, and name the distinctive components of gas-fired domestic appliances, refrigerators, decorative appliances and space heaters. In the practical component, students apply knowledge regarding the installation and servicing of these gas-fired appliances.

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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HRA002760.0Forced Warm Air Heating Systems

HRA0027 Forced Warm Air Heating Systems

Building on previous knowledge, students identify, describe, and assess different furnace systems and add-on devices such as: electronic air cleaners, Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV), and humidifiers. In the practical component, students apply appropriate codes and manufacturers' instructions to service and install different furnace systems and add-on devices.

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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HRA002860.0Air Handlers, Conversion Burners & Building Systems

HRA0028 Air Handlers, Conversion Burners & Building Systems

Forming the foundation for the gas technician is the ability to remove oil burner systems and replace with gas conversion burner systems. Students identify and describe different conversion burners, air handling equipment, controls and discuss the concepts of combustion efficiency. In the practical component, students observe an oil-to-gas conversion, and how to wire and troubleshoot conversion burners/controls.

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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HRA002960.0Hydronic Heating Systems

HRA0029 Hydronic Heating Systems

Many types of heating systems exist, including those which utilize water or other types of liquids. Students develop the ability to identify and recognize gas fired boilers, water heaters, hydronic controls and combination heating systems. Students classify and describe boilers and zone controls. In the practical component, students activate and troubleshoot a hydronic heating system, as well as various water heaters.

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

HRA0022 Advanced Piping/Tubing, Meters and Regulators

Knowledge of, and safe, practical use of piping/tubing, meters and regulators are essential requirements for all gas technicians within industry. Building on previous study, students further develop skills and knowledge in the design and install of piping and tubing systems, as well as introducing meters and regulators and their application, installation and maintenance in a piping system. The building as a system is studied to lay the foundation of how building and gas fired appliances interact and affect each other's operation.

HRA0023 Advanced Electricity for Gas Technicians

Possessing a thorough understanding of electrical concepts is crucial for gas technicians. Building on knowledge in the area of basic electricity, students use a blend of theory and practical experience to troubleshoot, install and service electrical systems and components critical to gas-fired equipment.

HRA0024 Basic Controls for Gas Technicians

Knowledge of and the use of basic controls for gas-fired equipment is essential for heating/cooling control, safety, and energy efficiency. Building on previous study, students develop troubleshooting capabilities while gaining the understanding of the control systems critical to gas-fired equipment. In the practical component, students describe and identify controls in gas fired systems, identify the action of the control, and troubleshoot controls. Students also assess defective controls and demonstrate how to repair or replace them.

HRA0025 Venting Practices for Appliances

Venting practices for all gas-fired equipment is crucial for the safe removal of flue products (products of combustion). Students learn about heat transfer, combustion efficiency and the role proper venting and air supply requirements play in the safe and efficient operation of gas-fired appliances. In the practical component, students identify, develop, design, and size venting systems utilizing various venting materials and components in accordance with venting requirements and applicable codes.

HRA0026 Domestic and Decorative Appliances

Building on previous study, students apply knowledge of gas systems to explain, describe, and name the distinctive components of gas-fired domestic appliances, refrigerators, decorative appliances and space heaters. In the practical component, students apply knowledge regarding the installation and servicing of these gas-fired appliances.

HRA0027 Forced Warm Air Heating Systems

Building on previous knowledge, students identify, describe, and assess different furnace systems and add-on devices such as: electronic air cleaners, Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV), and humidifiers. In the practical component, students apply appropriate codes and manufacturers' instructions to service and install different furnace systems and add-on devices.

HRA0028 Air Handlers, Conversion Burners & Building Systems

Forming the foundation for the gas technician is the ability to remove oil burner systems and replace with gas conversion burner systems. Students identify and describe different conversion burners, air handling equipment, controls and discuss the concepts of combustion efficiency. In the practical component, students observe an oil-to-gas conversion, and how to wire and troubleshoot conversion burners/controls.

HRA0029 Hydronic Heating Systems

Many types of heating systems exist, including those which utilize water or other types of liquids. Students develop the ability to identify and recognize gas fired boilers, water heaters, hydronic controls and combination heating systems. Students classify and describe boilers and zone controls. In the practical component, students activate and troubleshoot a hydronic heating system, as well as various water heaters.