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Gasfitter- Class B: Apprenticeship


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  • Training Level
    Apprenticeship
  • Tuition Estimate
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  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    Average Cost Range: $45 to $200; Contact: 604.456.8100 for details
  • Credential Granted
    • Apprenticeship
    • ITA Credential
  • Coordinator Contact
    BCIT Apprentice Services: 604-456-8100 or 1-800-667-0676 (Canada & US only). Email apprentice@bcit.ca

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Training Schedule

Training schedule details provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium (TTC).

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This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:

Gasfitter (Class B)

ITA Source: 'Gasfitter (Class B)' profile.


Description

Gasfitters- ClassB design, install, test, adjust, maintain and repair lines, appliances, equipment and accessories in various sectors. Fuels may include natural gas, manufactured gas, liquefied petroleum gas, digester gas, landfill gas, biogas or a mixture or dilution of any of these gases and Hydrogen.

The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes two years to complete.

The technical training is made up of two levels. Each level is ten (10) weeks (300 hours). This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam. The work-based training totals 3000 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 100 weeks of training.

Training Content

Training modules are:

  • Use Common Occupational Skills
  • Apply Fundamentals of Gas Utilization
  • Apply Electrical Concepts
  • Plan Gas-Fired Appliance System Installations
  • Install Gas-Fired Systems
  • Commission Gas-Fired Appliances and Equipment
  • Maintain and Service Gas-Fired Appliances and Equipment

Pre-requisites

Recommended

Grade 12 diploma or equivalent, including:

  • English 12,
  • Math 11 (Applications of Math 11 or Principles of Math 11), and
  • Physics 11

Note: Due to the high level of Math and Physics for the Gasfitter B program, industry and instructors strongly advise apprentices to upgrade their Math and Physics skills prior to entering the technical training.

Related Occupations

Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:

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