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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

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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 of Study

Semester 1 - Fall 2016
Semester 2 - Winter 2017
Semester 3 - Fall 2017
Semester 4 - Winter 2018

Program of Study

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)

The tuition fee for the 2015-2016 academic year is $3,655.48. Next year's tuition fees will be available by May 1, 2016.

Tuition Fee (International Students)

The tuition fee for the 2015-2016 academic year is $13,614.00 for two semesters of study. Next year's tuition fees will be available by May 1, 2016.

Books & Supplies

The estimated cost of books and supplies for 2015-2016 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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