Want to get one step closer to an independent career in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration? Perhaps you want to be the one to call the shots on a job site? The Gas Technician 2 program will give you additional knowledge in code requirements, propane fundamentals, system testing and troubleshooting so that you can challenge the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) for a license that will get you one step closer to a rewarding career.
Please note students enrolled without a valid Gas Technician 3 license
Please note students enrolled without a valid Oil Burner 3 license
It is the student’s responsibility to obtain TSSA licensing in order to participate in work placement.
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To help students succeed in programs with remote learning requirements, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified minimum technology recommendations. While these are not program requirements, these suggestions will help ensure students have the right tools to support a quality remote learning experience.
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This two-semester program focuses on specialized studies in the fields of natural gas and propane. The core curriculum is standardized and accredited by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), the industry’s regulatory body.
Through theoretical and practical workshop experience, you will receive training in:
Durham College's Corporate Training Services (CTS) administers the TSSA Gas/Oil Technician Certification exams at the Whitby campus for students.
The total price for each exam is $235 (TSSA fee $175, plus CTS administration fee of $60).
The courses listed below are for incoming students. If you are a current student, please refer to your program of study for the year you began your program. Your program of study can be found on MyDC.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change. Please note that as a result of COVID-19 the 2023-2024 program of study may be modified to accommodate program delivery changes.
After successfully obtaining your Gas Technician 3 license through the TSSA, your learning experience will be complemented by a field placement that begins in October and runs one full day a week for the first and second semesters. This is an opportunity for you to receive actual field experience as well as build a relationship with potential employers.
To participate in the work placement portion of this program you must have a valid Gas Technician 3 license.
If you do not have a valid Gas Technician 3 license, a capstone project will be assigned.
Please note: there are pre-placement requirements for the field placement component of this program. Visit Admission Requirements tab for more information.
Durham College has invested in developing new student work integrated learning opportunities in the School of Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship and Renewable Technology. By enhancing our existing partnerships with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and the Durham Region Home Builder’s Association, new field placement and co-op opportunities have been created. Several programs will benefit from these partnerships including Gas Technician 2, Building Construction Technician and Carpentry and Renovation Technician.
Durham College also offers degree completion opportunities with a number of Canadian and international institutions.
Please visit our pathways page to learn more about how you can transfer your credits towards a degree.
To help students have the best remote learning experience possible, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified technology recommendations for each program based on course needs and software requirements. While not required, students may want to consider these suggestions if they are purchasing a computer or laptop for the upcoming academic year.
Storage: 256GB SSD
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional or Education x64 SP1
Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 11 or Google Chrome (newest version) or Firefox (newest version)
Network Adapter: 802.11ac 2.4/5 GHz wireless adapter
Camera: Webcam/built-in camera
Questions regarding technology recommendations can be directed to the IT Service Desk or the school office.