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Part-time Associate Certificate 1790acert

Specific Training for Hydronic Systems

The Hydronic Technician Program is designed to provide those working in the construction industry with the technical knowledge and installation skills required to install and service complete Hydronic Systems (hot water heating). Many tradespersons working in the Hydronic Heating Industry have taken Apprenticeship in the traditional fields of Plumbing, Pipefitting, Gas Fitting or Air Conditioning/Refrigeration but lack the high degree of specialized skills and technical knowledge needed to work in the Hydronic field.

This program is designed to provide those skills and is fully endorsed by the RHWHA who is actively promoting this training within their association and industry. Many components of this program will also be of interest to those involved in Building Technologies such as Hydronic Design, Hydronic Installation and Cross Connection.

Program Entry

For more information on our Hydronic Technician program contact Admission & Registration.

Courses

Program matrix

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Required Courses: Credits
  PPGS 1041 Basic Drafting for Hydronic Technicians 3.0
  PPGS 1140 Hydronic System Design 3.0
  PPGS 1142 Basic Electrical for Hydronic Technicians 3.0
  PPGS 1143 Installation Practices for Hydronic Systems 3.0
  PPGS 1144 Controls for Hydronic Technicians 3.0
  PPGS 1145 Servicing and Troubleshooting Hydronic Systems 3.0
  PPGS 1150 Domestic / Commercial Gas Fitter "B" Certificate of Qualification 7.0
  PPGS 1155 Backflow Assembly Tester Certification 4.0
 
Total Credits: 29.0

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Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program structure

It is recommended that courses in this program be completed in the following group order:

Group Courses
1 PPGS 1140 - Hydronic System Design
PPGS 1041 - Basic Drafting for the Hydronic Technician
2 PPGS 1142 - Basic Electrical for the Hydronic Technician
PPGS 1143 - Installation Practices for Hydronic Systems
3 PPGS 1144 - Controls for Hydronic Technicians
PPGS 1145 - Servicing and Troubleshooting Hydronic Systems
4 PPGS 1150 - Domestic/Commercial Gas Fitter "B" License
PPGS 1155 - Cross Connection Control

Graduating & Jobs

Job Opportunities

Hydronic heating in the Domestic/Commercial market has experienced rapid growth in the last few years primarily due to the aggressive marketing of manufacturers and suppliers and is expected to continue to grow for years to come. It is the heating system of choice for custom housing and many types of commercial building. There is a growing demand by the heating contractors of British Columbia for highly skilled trades people for both the installation and service sectors of this industry. The growth of the residential/commercial market will ensure a continued growth in the hydronic market and the workforce needed to provide installation and service.

Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit it to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

If after reviewing the information on our web pages you still have questions regarding our program, please contact any one of us. It would be our pleasure to help you with additional information.

Ron Stewart, Chief Instructor

Ron Stewart, Chief Instructor
Plumbing I.P., "A" Gas Certification
Tel: 604-432-8420
E-mail: ron_stewart@bcit.ca 

 

Tim Carson, Instructor
Plumbing I.P., "A" Gas Certification
T: 604-453-4067
E: tim_carson@bcit.ca

 
Bill Johnston

Bill Johnston, Instructor
M.Ed., C.I.P.E., Steamfitting I.P.,
Plumbing I.P., "A" Gas Certification
Tel: 604-456-1225
E-mail: bill_johnston@bcit.ca

 
Rob Stiener

Rob Steiner, Instructor
Plumbing I.P., "B" Gas Certification
Tel: 604-431-4959
E-mail: rob_steiner@bcit.ca

 

Contact Us

Ron Stewart, Chief Instructor
Tel: 604-432-8420
E-mail: ron_stewart@bcit.ca

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