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Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne | Capped

With Cambrian's TSSA-endorsed program, you'll be prepared to write the Gas Technician 2 and Oil Burner Technician 2 certification exams administered by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA). After gaining a solid understanding of heating, refrigeration, oil-fired systems, and gas systems, you'll learn the air conditioning and refrigeration principles that relate to the layout, installation, and service of residential and light commercial heating and cooling applications.

Program Highlights
  • 2 years – 4 semesters
  • Program endorsed by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA)
  • One of only 2 colleges in Ontario to offer oil burner training
  • Hands-on training in the College's HVAC shop
  • Prepares you for the Gas Technician 2 and Oil Burner Technician 2 TSSA certification exams
  • After first year, you can become certified to work as soon as you successfully write the:
    • Gas Technician Level 3 TSSA licence exam
    • Oil Burner Technician Level 3 TSSA licence exam
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How to Apply

Skills and Trades Training

Admission Requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C), (U), or (M)
  • Any grade 11 mathematics (C), (U), or (M)
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Program Delivery

This program will be delivered in the following terms:

2016-2017

Winter Term Start

2017-2018

Fall Term Start

Winter Term Start

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the 2017-18 Academic Schedule which will be posted on our website in early 2017.

Program of Study

Every academic year, students are required to successfully complete an online Student Safety Regulations and General Safety Standards course.  This course must be completed prior to entering the labs in the Schools of Skills Training, Engineering Technology and Environmental Studies.

Semester 1Credits
GAF 1100Gas Technician III 12
HVA 1100Basic Sheet Metal 2
RAC 1100Refrigeration I 4
The following General Education course:  3
Personal Finance 3
 Term Credits: 21
Semester 2
GAF 1200Gas Technician II (Part I) 6
ENG 1002College Communication 3
OBU 1201Oil Burner Technician III 8
RAC 1200Refrigeration II 4
 Term Credits: 21
Semester 3
ENG 1780Applied Communication II 2
GAF 2300Gas Technician II (Part II) 8
HLG 2300Heat Loss/Heat Gain 4
OBU 2300Oil Burner Technician II 6
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Negotiation Labour Relations 3
Cybernation 3
Rock Music, Culture Technology 3
Psychology of Evil 3
Issues and Ethics in Science 3
 Term Credits: 23
Semester 4
GAF 2402Gas Technician II (Part III) 12
HVA 2400Air Conditioning Heat Pumps 4
HVA 2430Advanced Hydronics 2
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Negotiation Labour Relations 3
Cybernation 3
Rock Music, Culture Technology 3
Psychology of Evil 3
Issues and Ethics in Science 3
 Term Credits: 21
 Total Credits: 86
Tuition Fee (Canadian Students)

Tuition fees for Year 1 of this program for the 2016-2017 Academic Year are $3,753.40. The breakdown of tuition fees can be found at http://cambriancollege.ca/fees.

Tuition fees for the 2017-18 Academic Year will be posted at http://cambriancollege.ca/fees by May 1, 2017.

Tuition Fee (International Students)

Tuition fees for Year 1 of this program for the 2016-2017 Academic Year are $14,119.28. The breakdown of tuition fees can be found at http://cambriancollege.ca/fees.

Tuition fees for the 2017-18 Academic Year will be posted at http://cambriancollege.ca/fees by May 1, 2017. 

Books & Supplies

The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 for the 2016-2017 Academic year is approximately $1,000. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may find employment as heating technicians in the natural gas, propane, and oil burner fields or an apprentice within the refrigeration or plumbing and heating industry. Graduates may also be employed as sales or maintenance personnel in commercial, institutional, and industrial areas.

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.

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