As a requirement of the Gas Safety Regulation and recognized by the Provincial Gas Safety Manager this course prepares students to write the examination to qualify for the Gas Fitter B Certificate of Qualification. A mandatory 7 day practical component is included in the tuition and is offered at the end of the theory component. For examination fee information please visit the BC Safety Authority website.
Registrant is the holder of an industry training credential in plumbing, steam fitting, refrigeration or sprinkler fitting.
Online course. Prerequisite: TQ in Plumbing, Pipefitting, or Refrigeration. A seven day practical component scheduled after the online course must be completed before students can take the BC Safety Authority “B” Gas Certificate of Qualification exam. The cost of the practical component is included in the tuition. Students will participate online Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Please note that course materials must be ordered from the BCIT Bookstore after registration. More information at www.bcit.ca/bookstore/ or phone 604-432-8379.
Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Solve trades-related math problems
Solve trades-related science problems
Describe types of common fuel gases
Size gas piping systems
Determine inputs to burners
Explain the requirements of combustion
Explain gas burners
Explain air requirements for gas appliances
Explain venting systems
Explain gas valve trains
Explain gas regulators
Explain basic electricity
Explain control systems
Explain appliance application, installation and light-up procedure
Troubleshoot electrical circuits with meters and test lights
Effective as of Fall 2003
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