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Gas and Oil Burner Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career working with Gas and Oil Burners

Along with other skilled trades, there is a shortage of gas technicians and apprentices in the work force. These technicians work on gas and oil lines and equipment on residential, industrial and commercial buildings. Gas and oil burner programs at Ontario colleges shape students into highly skilled technicians with the knowledge and hands-on experience to find employment in this in-demand field.

If you like working with your hands and want a career working directly with gas or oil, here’s what you need to know. More

Gas and Oil Burner Courses

Ontario college gas and oil burner programs consist of lecture and workshop courses to provide students with both the theoretical knowledge and practical experience necessary for Technical Standards and Safety Act (TSSA) gas technician 2 or 3 certifications.

Some of the subjects courses will cover include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Equipment and pipe installation practices
  • Electrical circuits
  • Troubleshooting gas appliances
  • Heating appliances installation and servicing

Courses also cover applicable codes, acts and regulations to ensure the highest health and safety standards.

General Gas and Oil Burner Program Requirements

Ontario college gas and oil burner programs preparing students for Gas Technician 3 (G3) certification require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, including grade 12 English. Some programs require a grade 12 math course, as well.

For students to be eligible for Gas Technician 2 programs, they must have their G3 gas and oil burner certifications. Other program requirements can vary, so be sure to check them carefully.

Gas and Oil Burner Jobs and Salaries

Graduates of gas and oil burner programs are qualified to work in a variety of technician roles in the fuel and trades sectors, including (but not limited to):

There are also opportunities for graduates to work in gas sales, marketing and technical support, or to pursue apprenticeships in sheet metal, plumbing and refrigeration.

G3 technicians have a starting salary of between $25,000 and $30,000. The average starting salary for G2 technicians is around $35,000. Graduates who pursue apprenticeships in a specialized area, such as steamfitting, can expect to make $50,000 or more per year.

Ontario Colleges Offering Gas and Oil Burner Programs

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Construction Techniques (GAS, WELDING, PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL AND HVAC) CONESTOGA WATERLOO WAITLISTED Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Construction Techniques (GAS, WELDING, PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL AND HVAC)


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS (CONSECUTIVE)
  • Program Code: 07163
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: ACCELERATED
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Gas and Oil Burner Technician Ii MOHAWK STONEY CREEK CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Gas and Oil Burner Technician Ii


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 049
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Gas Technician GEORGIAN BARRIE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Gas Technician


  • Program Length: 3 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: GAST
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Gas Technician GEORGIAN OWEN SOUND CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Gas Technician


  • Program Length: 3 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: GAST
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Gas Technician GEORGIAN OWEN SOUND OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Gas Technician


  • Program Length: 3 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: GAST
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Gas Technician 2 DURHAM WHITBY CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Gas Technician 2


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: GFIT
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Power Engineering Technician DURHAM WHITBY CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Power Engineering Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PETC
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Power Engineering Techniques MOHAWK STONEY CREEK CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Power Engineering Techniques


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 482
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Power Engineering Technology - Mechanical (FAST TRACK) ST. CLAIR MAIN WAITLISTED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Power Engineering Technology - Mechanical (FAST TRACK)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: T941
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Utilities Systems Operator MOHAWK STONEY CREEK CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Utilities Systems Operator


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 486
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Utilities Systems Operator MOHAWK STONEY CREEK OPEN Full Time 2017 - Feb Visit

Utilities Systems Operator


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 486
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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