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Herzing College Skilled Trades
Gas Technician 3 Training
Total preparation to pass the TSSA Gas Technician 3 exam. Learn from certified instructors with years of industry experience. Start your gas technician career in just 12 weeks. Day and evening classes available.
Benefits of Gas Technician 3 Certification
In Ontario, you must be certified by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) to become a licensed gas technician.
There are 3 levels of gas technician certification. Gas technician level 3 is the starting point for newcomers to the field.
Top benefits of earning your G3:
- G3 holders can work under supervision on gas-fired appliances and equipment with an input up to 400,000 BTUH
- Once you have your G3, you can challenge the gas technician 2 exam (G2 holders can work without supervision on gas-fired equipment up to 400,000 BTUH)
- There is steady demand for gas fitters/gas technicians in Ontario
- Getting certified opens up more job opportunities for plumbers, HVAC technicians, and appliance service technicians
- Gas Technician 3 training takes just 12 weeks
Herzing College Skilled Trades Gas Technician 3 Training
The goal of our Gas Technician 3 training is to help you pass the Gas Technician 3 TSSA exam. We deliver the standard TSSA curriculum, taught by certified and highly experienced instructors.
- 12-week program
- Approved by the TSSA
- Flexible day and evening classes available
- Licensed instructors with years of industry experience
- State-of-the-art training facility that simulates a real work environment
- Multiple program start dates throughout the year
- Loans, government training grants, and scholarships may be available for students who qualify (our Admissions team will help you apply)
There is steady demand for gas fitters and gas technicians in Ontario. Most gas fitters work in the construction industry or for utilities companies.
What’s creating jobs in this field?
- Ontario wants to extend natural gas services to rural communities
- Steady residential and commercial construction is creating work for gas fitters
- Several large-scale nuclear energy projects in Ontario are expected to generate jobs for gas fitters
- Investments in infrastructure and growth in the manufacturing industry are also creating jobs for gas technicians in Ontario
Job Options for Gas Technician 3 Training Graduates
Successful graduates of our Gas Technician 3 training can pursue the following job options:
- Gas Customer Service Provider
- Gas Pipefitter
- Gas Pipe Installer and Repairer
- Gas Appliance Maintenance
- Gas Technician
Who Hires Our Grads?
Graduates of our Gas Technician 3 program have been hired by:
Our Gas Technician 3 courses follow the official TSSA curriculum. Study topics include hand tools and power tools, safe handling of fuel gases, installation codes, regulations, introduction to electricity and technical manuals, specifications, schematics and drawing codes.
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Demonstrate an understanding of workers¿ and others¿ rights and responsibilities under various acts and codes, and be aware of applicable safety organizations.
In this module, students will identify fasteners in term of size, applications, and capacity. They will use electrical fasteners, pipe fasteners and general fasteners. Students will determinate the factors used to select each fastener, identify the proper methods for storing and handling of fasteners based on various factors. Identify hand tools in term size and shape, application to specific materials, strength, operating range, assembly and adjustment. They will determine the proper methods for storing and handling hand tools based on set criteria. Students will be able to select the appropriate testing equipment based on its application and method of usage.
In this module, students will identify various properties of gas. Some of these include: specific gravity, density, upper and lower explosive limits, etc. Students will investigate various requirements for combustion and the chemical properties of combustion. The same criteria listed above, will be applied to natural gas as well.
In this unit, students will identify the governing bodies, associations and agencies that regulate the installation of the propane and natural gas, and specify their corresponding responsibilities. Examples of these organizations include: TSSA, MCBS, CSA, CSA International, CGA, ETL, Warnock Hersy, ULC and others.
In this module, students will identify electrical hazards, safe working techniques, procedures and applicable electrical codes. Students will use different electrical measuring and testing instruments to troubleshoot various electrical circuits. Various electrical concepts and theories will be examined. Simple circuits will be examined in detail; constructing diagrams, measuring current and voltage, calculating resistance etc.
In this module, students will reference the Natural Gas and Propane installation code and manufactures specifications. They will be exposed to orthographic projections, detailed and assembly drawings, pictorial drawings, schematics and wiring drawings. Students will interpret various charts, listing the advantages and disadvantages of each.
In this module, students will refine their customer relations skills. A large focus will be on understanding the customers’ needs coping strategies, active listening, constructive behavior, addressing customer complaints and reconciling differences. A portion of the module is focused on property damage prevention. This includes protective pads, floor mats, safe handling techniques safe and proper clean up.
In this module, students examine various steel piping, cooper pipe and tubing, methods of joining, aluminum tubing, identify plastic pipe used in distribution and gas service utilities, identify flexible stainless steel hose and tubing, identify connectors, identify hoses, review code requirements, and explore various connections types, fittings and valves.
In this module, students will examine various venting systems and the various factors affecting them. They will identify various types of burner design such as inshot, upshot, ported, infrared tube, ceramic and ribbon. Students will view different pilot burner designs and ignition systems. They will explore different sensing methods. In addition, they will describe the requirements to convert an appliance from propane to natural gas or vice versa.
I have a wide variety of talents some of which are not directly related but add to the sum of experiences. Directly I have a Gas Technician 1 Certificate, Oil Burner Technician 2, and Stationary Engineer 4th Class, with extensive background in using oil, nat. gas and propane as a fuel source to provide heat.
I have also operated many businesses in the transportation and aviation sector but primarily focused on the HVAC industry. I hold patent right in Canada and the U.S, and have ran for public office on the municipal level. As an instructor I enjoy passing on my talents and experience to those who are inspiring to become Gas Technicians.
What you need to get started.
- Minimum of a Canadian high school grade 12 or equivalent, or a mature student
- Pass an entrance test administered by Herzing College
- Be interviewed in detail regarding interest in the field
- Meet any additional program specific entrance requirements
Tuition and Fees
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Day and Evening Classes Available
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Why Choose This Program?
- Affordable 12-week program
- Approved by the TSSA
- Flexible class schedules
- Total preparation for the Gas Technician 3 exam
- Hands-on training taught by licensed, highly experienced instructors
- Herzing College is a Merit Ontario, CLAC Union-approved training facility
- Eligible grads are admitted to Merit Ontario and CLAC union
- Herzing’s Career Development team helps you create your resume, apply for jobs, and prepare for interviews
- We connect graduates with available jobs through our industry partners
- We help you apply for government training grants, loans, and scholarships that may lower tuition costs for eligible students
- Small class sizes, fun learning environment, great staff
- Herzing College has a 55+ year track record of respected career training