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You've Graduated the Gas Technician 3 Program, So Now What?

Posted by Brad Dixon on May 19, 2017 11:33:43 AM

You've finally finished your Gas Technician 3 certification and are eager to enter into the workplace and get started on your career. We're excited for you to get started too! But, why stop simply at a Gas Tech 3 when you can complete your Gas Technician 2 certification with just a few extra weeks of training?

What's the difference?

Your G3 certification is the first level of certification licensing required to continue on in the Gas Technician licensing process to get your G2 or G1, if you decide to go that far. Your G3 training will arm you with all the skills that you will need when you enter the workforce as a gas fitter. Safety training, tools and testing instruments, the properties of fuel gasses, codes, acts and regulations, an intro to electricity, and customer relations are all parts of the Niagara Skilled Trades Academy's intensive, hands-on training.

Working with a Gas Tech 3 license will mean that you are working directly under the supervision of a G2 or G1 license holder. You'll be able to install, activate or purge gas piping or tubing less than 2 inches in diameter. You'll also be able to reactivate natural gas or propane appliances that have been installed previously.

Why do more training?

In an extra 12 weeks of skilled trades training after obtaining your G3, you'll be able to complete our Gas Technician 2 course. Once they've passed their certifications, students with their G2 are able to work independently on equipment up to 400,000 BTUs. You will not have to work under direct supervision, and in order to become licensed at this level you must have successfully obtained your gas fitter 3 license.

Once you've completed your Gas Technician 2 license, you'll be able to install, inspect, alter, purge, activate, repair, service, or remove appliances that run on natural gas or propane. You'll also be able to work with the equipment essential to its operation, unsupervised.

For more information on becoming a certified Gas Technician, contact the Niagara and Halton Skilled Trade Academy today.

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