The Region of Durham will perform a simulated emergency exercise at DC’s Oshawa campus on Wednesday, June 20 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. to reinforce preparedness in the unlikely event of an emergency. During the exercise, a number of emergency vehicles from our various partners may be on campus. Learn more.
HVAC technicians provide you with the luxury of temperature comfort in your home, business or entertainment venue. Installing and providing vital service and maintenance to furnaces, air conditioners, hot water systems and refrigeration systems, these specialists provide you with everything you need: heat in the winter; cool air in the summer; and hot water at your fingertips.
The core curriculum of the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Techniques (HVAC) program is standardized and accredited by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), the industry’s regulatory body. As a student in this program you will focus on:
Fundamentals of heating, ventilation and air conditioning
Hot water systems and refrigeration principles
Industry standardized design practices for residential heating
Installation of gas piping for heating or hot water appliances
Be exposed to the computer-aided design used to develop HVAC systems including the basic need to assist with working on a wide range of furnaces, cooling systems and appliances
Develop skills in soldering, wiring and electric circuitry for HVAC and gas installation systems
As a graduate, you will be eligible to challenge TSSA for Gas Technician 3 and Oil Burner Technician 3 certification as the theoretical and practical skills required to obtain both entry-level certifications will be covered. Durham College arranges for the Gas Technician 3 and Oil Burner 3 challenge exams to be facilitated at our Whitby campus for a cost of approximately $125 each. Exams may not be rescheduled and are non-refundable. In the event that you miss an exam, you will be responsible for arranging your own testing schedule with TSSA.
Although the passing standard for Durham College is 50 per cent, the passing grade on the examination and practical skills demonstration for TSSA is 75 per cent. Failure to successfully complete the exam as noted above will result in a failing TSSA grade
Payment for the above exams must be made at CTS, Whitby campus by the deadline date provided to you in class. Receipts must be presented at time of examination and no exceptions will be allowed
You should check with TSSA for details regarding certification