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Ontario College Certificate | 2 semesters | Barrydowne | Capped Enrolment

With Cambrian's TSSA-endorsed and registered program, you'll be prepared to write Level 3 TSSA license exams to become a certified journeyperson so you can start working in the HVAC industry as soon as you graduate.

Courses focus on the layout, installation, and service of residential hydronic and forced warm air systems; the refrigeration cycle and the components of these systems; the installation and service of oil fired systems; and the safe handling and installation of propane and natural gas systems.

Program Highlights

  • 1 years – 2 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 to write the Gas Technician 3 and Oil Burner Technician 3 TSSA certification exams so you can start working as soon as you graduate

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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)


Program Delivery

Semester 1 - Fall 2016
Semester 2 - Winter 2017

Course Descriptions

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
 Total Credits: 42

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 $2,500. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Furthering Your Studies

Students who successfully complete the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Techniques program and who receive their G3 TSSA licence may enter directly into semester 3 of the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technician program.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may find employment as:

  • Gas equipment installers
  • Oil burner cleaners
  • Entry level apprentice in plumbing, pipefitting, electrical, sheet metal, or refrigeration

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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