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Expand On Your Gas Technician Training With Extra Classes

Posted by Brad Dixon on Nov 24, 2017 3:14:26 PM

Education is the foundation in creating a strong, skilled and intelligent workforce. As the world continues to evolve, we discover that education is an ongoing process that encourages lifelong learning. Choosing a skilled trade is your best advantage for success, with the future of skilled trade workers being in high demand you put yourself ahead by continuing your education with a skilled trade.

Learn more about the courses to further your education, such as Residential Air Conditioning and Ozone Depletion Certificate to kick start your career and expand your skills.

Introduction to Residential Air Conditioning Course

Unlike other trade courses who acquire a license or certificate to work at the end of their course, the residential air conditioning prep course is meant to prepare students to take the TSSA exam in order to become a licensed residential air conditioning system mechanic.

This exam prep course will adequately prepare you for the Certificate of Qualifications exam for Residential AC but also provide skills that are transferable and overlap other skilled trade jobs. Here are a few of the topics that will be covered within your course:

  • Safety
  • Basic refrigeration system
  • Evacuation techniques
  • Reading blueprints
  • Performing cooling load calculations
  • Brazing techniques

When working in skilled trades jobs, you are likely to already be working around these residential air conditioning units. Adding this skill to your current abilities will allow to to branch into AC servicing that can lead you to more employment opportunities and job security.

Ozone Depletion Certificate

By continuing your education in ODP completion you are taking the necessary steps to advance your career without sacrificing your time, this course is offered for one-day that will assist in preparing you for your future in a skilled trade.

What you’ll learn are these essential techniques to handle CFC/HCFC/HFC, equipment design, and dispose ODS to comply with provincial regulations.

  • CFC’s and the Ozone layer
  • Isolation Valuing
  • Recommended Components
  • Leak Detection Methods
  • System Charging Procedures
  • Special Maintenance
  • Refrigerant Recover

If you’re still debating on whether or not to pursue continuing education there are some important notes to consider that may sway you towards expanding your skills.

  1. In order to purchase, handle, and dispose of these refrigerants, HVAC technicians are required to have their ODP certificate and proper training in handling and disposing of ODS.
  2. It is issued by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change which will make you officially accredited with the government of Ontario.
  3. Once you work in the field of HVAC systems you will need to have your ODP certificate card at all times

Getting Started: Your Gas Technician Certification

These courses are a continuation of the education you can gain from the Gas Technician training available at the Skilled Trades Academy. Our next course begins December 11, and there are still a limited number of seats available. To secure your spot and take the next steps to a fulfilling career, click below.

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Topics: Gas Technician