Becoming a Certified Gas Technician: 6 Things to Know About the TSSA Exams

Feb 18, 2021 12:19:22 PM
 Photo: Gas technician students in class at Herzing College in Toronto (2019)

Updated June, 2021.

Want to become a certified gas technician? Your first step is to learn about the TSSA's gas tech certification requirements.

Any tradesperson who works with oil or gas must get licensed to legally operate in Ontario. Obviously this rule applies to gas technicians. But it also impacts trades like HVAC and appliance repair, which involve installing and servicing fuel-powered units.

So, who is the TSSA, and what steps must you go through to meet their certification requirements? What training should you get to prepare for your gas technician exam, and what is the test like?

Here's your quick guide to getting gas tech certified this year.

Appliance Repair Training: What Skills Will You Learn in Class?

Feb 10, 2021 2:18:00 PM

Considering becoming an appliance service technician? Looking into appliance repair training to see what your options are?

You're in the right place. There are actually a few different types of appliance training programs out there.

Some focus only on electrical appliances. Others prepare students to work on gas-fired units.

There are also courses that offer a combination of electrical and gas appliance repair training. 

The course you choose will depend on your career goals and how quickly you want to start working (electrical appliance training is shorter).

In this post, we’ll walk you through the main skills taught in our electrical Appliance Service Technician course. This is a good starting point for newcomers to the appliance trade.

Find out what to expect in training and the main skills you will learn in class.

24-Week Structured Cabling Course: What Can You Expect in Class?

Feb 5, 2021 11:05:11 AM

Photo: Structured cabling student in the training workshop at Herzing College

Are you considering a career as a network cabling specialist?

Or maybe you’re interested in taking a structured cabling course, but have questions about what to expect in class.

Herzing College offers an accelerated Network Cabling program that fully prepares you to become a network cabling specialist in just 24 weeks.

Students learn the exact skillset and knowledge needed to start a career in structured cabling, immediately after graduation.

Let’s look at key skills you’ll learn in the program, along with safety training requirements and potential job opportunities for structured cabling course grads.

By the end of this post, you will have a better idea if Herzing’s Network Cabling Specialist training is right for you.

Appliance Repair Training: What Students Like Most About This Course

Jan 12, 2021 12:26:50 PM

Photo: Students working on appliances at Herzing College

Think the world doesn’t need any more appliance service technicians, because people just throw out broken units and buy news ones? 

Think again! Sure, in some cases, a broken appliance may be cheaper to replace than fix. But many of today’s high-tech “smart” units do not fall into that category. 

And there is huge demand for technologically advanced major home appliances. Market research shows sales are up and expected to keep climbing in the years ahead. 

“The Canadian home appliances market is recording growth numbers and is largely driven by the innovation in the appliances...  

The products with multi-utility, smart features, that look simple yet more fashionable than the usual ones are gaining more significance and wide appreciation by consumers. 

These “multi-utility, smart” machines need highly skilled appliance service technicians for maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair. 

Companies like Whirlpool Canada can’t find enough service technicians with the right skills to service these highly evolved appliances.  

And that’s exactly why we launched our Appliance Service Technician program in partnership with Whirlpool Canada. 

Curious about the training? Check out our student reviews and the best features of this course.

Is Plumbing Pre-apprenticeship Training Worth It? Advice for Students

Jan 5, 2021 10:25:40 AM

Quick summary: Find out exactly what plumbing pre-apprenticeship training involves, the main benefits to students, and whether it's truly worth the investment.

If you’re interested in becoming a licensed plumber, you’ve probably done some research on the training and certification process.

Chances are, you've heard about plumbing pre-apprenticeship training and are wondering if it's worth the time and money.

Can't you just go ahead and apply for an apprenticeship without doing any training? 

Sure - but chances are you won't get hired.

Why? Because most companies don't just hire apprentices right off the street, with no background or experience in plumbing whatsoever!

They prefer to hire people who already have some basic plumbing skills and knowledge. In other words, people who have taken a plumber pre-apprenticeship program.

Is this something you should be doing? Here are a few things to consider when making your decision.

Is Gas Technician Training Worth It? Here's What You Need to Know

Dec 22, 2020 1:59:19 PM

Photo: Gas Technician students at Herzing College

If you’ve landed on this page you must be considering becoming a Gas Technicianor adding a Gas Technician certification to your current skillset.  

And like any intelligent person, you’re looking at the training and licensing process and wonderingis this worth the time and money? 

Is there demand for Gas Technicians? How tough is the exam? How long does the whole process take? What are the main benefits of getting certified? 

That’s exactly what we’re covering in today’s post. 

Find out if Gas Technician training makes sense for you, plus helpful info on how to get started. 

My Review of Gas Technician Training at Herzing College

Nov 18, 2020 12:44:59 PM

Neil Szabo surrounded by HVAC and gas technician study materials at his home in Toronto

Neil Szabo did not start out wanting to become a Gas Technician. In fact, he spent almost two decades working in television before deciding it was time for a change.

He looked at all the options, and settled on Gas Technician training as the quickest, most efficient route to a satisfying and well-paid career.

Now he's a G2 certified technician with a full-time job at a great local company. 

It's been an action-packed journey of training and growth. Neil says he's learned more in the last few months than he did in the previous several years!

And it all started with Gas Technician training at Herzing College Toronto. Neil graduated from the program in May 2020 and has been thriving in the trade ever since.

This week we caught up with Neil to find out how things are going at work and what he's up to now.

Combined HVAC and Gas Technician Program: 6 Things to Know Before You Enrol

Nov 16, 2020 11:51:24 AM

Thinking about enrolling in an HVAC program this year? Ontario has excellent job growth in HVAC right now, so you're on the right track in terms of career opportunities.

But what else should you know up-front, before you invest in training?

For example, is your goal to become a certified HVAC technician? If so, you'll need to land an apprenticeship, complete mandatory courses, and take a certification exam.

You will also need your Gas Technician license. You won't get far in HVAC without it!

Herzing Launches Hybrid Online Trades Training: Here's How it Works

Oct 30, 2020 9:41:40 AM

Plumbing students doing the hands-on portion of their training at the Herzing College campus

When Covid-19 hit Ontario and the lockdown began, schools and students faced some major challenges.  

Meet Lakeram: Your Guide to Pre-apprenticeship Electrician Training at Herzing

Oct 7, 2020 9:17:38 AM

Certified Electrician instructor, Lakeram Ramkaran at the Herzing College Toronto campus

Lakeram Ramkaran has been teaching Herzing's Pre-apprenticeship Electrician training since the beginning of 2020. But his experience as an Electrician goes way back, all the way to Guyana, where he learned how to build circuits as a young boy.

Like so many Torontonians, Lakeram immigrated to Canada looking for new opportunities. He re-trained to meet Canadian electrician certification requirements, passed the exam, and became a Master Electrician.

He also earned certification as an Ontario teacher in 2011, setting him on the path to a career in skilled trades education.

10 years later, Lakeram is helping train the next generation of electrician apprentices. A veteran of the trade with 15 years of practical experience, Lakeram is the ideal person to answer our questions about becoming an Electrician.

graduation-cap

Herzing College

Visit the Herzing College Blog

Most Read