Gas Technician 3

College-Approved Certificate (3 courses) Part-time On Campus
Program Code: 6410X02PWO 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 College Certificate program is designed and approved by the TSSA. Students learn about hand and power tools, codes, acts and regulations, and the basics of electricity, piping systems and gas appliances.

After successfully completing the Level 3 training program, students interested in working as Gas Technician (3) need to write the TSSA exam for a Certificate of Qualification as a Gas Technician 3.

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).
College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).

Notes

  • A passing grade of 75% in both the practical skills and on the TSSA examination is necessary to meet TSSA requirements.
  • Gas Technician 3 certification is a prerequisite to Gas Technician 2 training.
  • An application for a Certificate of Qualification and the applicable fee must be submitted to Algonquin College upon successful completion of all level 3 training.
  • Graduates have one calendar year to challenge the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) Certification Exam. Students who choose to write the TSSA exam need to complete an application form, register and pay the applicable fee prior to writing the exam.

To help schedule your studies, please check our proposed plan for the upcoming year.

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

For more information about TSSA, contact:

Technical Standards and Safety Authority
3300 Bloor Street West 4th Floor, West Tower
Etobicoke ON M8X 2X4
1-877-682-8772 or 1-416-734-3300
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 program information, please contact Fiona Murray at 613-727-4723 ext. 6367 or murrayf@algonquincollege.com.

Courses

On campus: On Campus
Course
Number
HoursCourse NameWinterSummer
HRA602060.0Gas Technician 3AOn Campus
HRA602160.0Gas Technician 3BBlank Icon On Campus
HRA602260.0Gas Technician 3C

HRA6022 Gas Technician 3C

This course is the third and final theoretical and practical course that must be successfully completed to become certified as a Gas Technician 3. Topics include an introduction to piping and tubing systems and gas appliances. Students configure, design, calculate, and build a piping system and its components.

Pre-requisites: HRA6021

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

HRA6020 Gas Technician 3A

This course is the first of three theoretical and practical courses that must be successfully completed to become certified as a Gas Technician 3. Topics include safety, customer relations, the properties of natural gas and propane and utilization codes.

HRA6021 Gas Technician 3B

This course is the second of three theoretical and practical courses that must be successfully completed to become certified as a Gas Technician 3. Topics include an introduction to electricity, hand and power tools and technical manuals.

Pre-requisites: HRA6020

HRA6022 Gas Technician 3C

This course is the third and final theoretical and practical course that must be successfully completed to become certified as a Gas Technician 3. Topics include an introduction to piping and tubing systems and gas appliances. Students configure, design, calculate, and build a piping system and its components.

Pre-requisites: HRA6021