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Gas Technician

Prepare to work in the growing field of natural gas and propane installation and service.

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Start Date:
September
Duration:
1 Year
Credential:
Certificate
Locations:
+Locations & Availability

September 2019
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Availability
Akerley Campus • Dartmouth Full time • In-class Waitlist

Program Overview

If you're interested in working in the field of natural gas and propane installation and service, this program is for you. You learn the theory and have the opportunity to apply it.

You study:

  • Codes of practice
  • Electrical controls and devices
  • Fuel gas piping
  • Metering devices
  • Heating systems.

You graduate with the knowledge needed to receive Gas Fitter B Level 1 certification.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.
    • International students – High school diploma equivalency and English language requirements vary by country. View details

Choose NSCC

  • This program is a first step towards certification in the Gas Fitter trade. To become certified, you must register as an apprentice with Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency (NSAA). Once registered, you can transfer credit from this program towards your apprenticeship.
  • You benefit from our expert faculty, who bring years of experience and strong industry connections to the classroom.
  • You get hands-on and practical training. This program teaches a balance of theory and practical application, which means you read and study how to do a job and then you actually get to apply those skills in a work-like setting.

Employment Opportunities

  • Certified Gas Fitters work in a range of roles, including gas-fired appliance installation, service, sales and inspection. Typical employers include: residential and commercial service sectors of the mechanical building trades, natural gas supply utilities, propane suppliers, gas appliance installers, service contractors, plumbing, heating, control or ventilation contractors and wholesalers of plumbing and heating equipment.

Student Success

Other Info

  • This program is not offered at regular NSCC tuition.
  • Certification with a Red Seal – Gas Fitter is a designated trade in Nova Scotia. Graduates who complete an apprenticeship program in this trade are eligible to write the provincial certification exam, receive their certification and Red Seal. The Red Seal allows certified tradespersons to practise the trade in any province or territory in Canada – where the trade is designated – without having to write further examinations.
  • Safety Training – This program places a high importance on providing you with skills and knowledge to work safely in industry. You participate in a number of introductory safety awareness courses to prepare for employment.
  • Many employers in this industry require a current, official Criminal Record check as part of the hiring process. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to secure employment.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
COMM 1227   Communications I
COMM 1228   Communications II
GTEC 1000   Gas Industry Safety and Codes
GTEC 1001   Fuel Gas Characteristics and Handling
GTEC 1002   Gas Pipe Fitting Practices l
GTEC 1003   Tools, Fasteners and Instruments
GTEC 1004   Electrical l
GTEC 1005   Gas Appliances I
GTEC 1006   Technical Manuals and Drawings
GTEC 1010   Forced Air and Central Heating
GTEC 1011   Gas Appliances ll
GTEC 1012   Hydronic and Domestic Hot Water
GTEC 1013   Building as a System
GTEC 1016   Work Experience
GTEC 1017   Introduction to Regulators, Meters and Fuel
GTEC 1018   Introduction to Vent Systems
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act
SAFE 1020   Introduction to Confined Space
SAFE 1021   Introduction to Hazard Identification
SAFE 1022   Introduction to Fall Arrest and Protection
SAFE 1024   Introduction to Respiratory Protection
SAFE 1025   Certified Fall Arrest and Protection
WORK 1100   Workplace Mentoring I

Additional Graduation Requirements

Milestone
Portfolio Development
Standard First Aid, CPR Level A

Next Steps

  1. 1

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  2. 2

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