Fuels Technician

CampusStart Date
Saint JohnSeptember 2018

Program Overview

Fuels Technicians are in charge of detailed operations. You'll learn how to install, operate, maintain, inspect and repair systems related to the distribution or consumption of natural gas, propane or oil. This program will provide you with the necessary instruction and practical experience to challenge the G2, G2-L (Liquid Propane Endorsement) Gas License and OBM Block 1 (Oil Burner Mechanic). Fuels Technicians inject safe and reliable expertise into the booming energy sector.


The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two (2) academic years of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

    Profile A

  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency

    (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)

    Career Possibilities

    Graduates of this program may be employed as fuel technicians for a variety of employers involved with the inspection, installation, service, repair and maintenance of equipment and supplies utilized in the gas industry for the distribution or consumption of natural gas or propane.

    NOC Codes

    7253 - Gas fitters
    7331 - Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics

    What you will learn

    • Workplace Safety
    • Tools, Fasteners, and Rigging
    • Electrical Systems
    • Health and Safety
    • Mathematics
    • Communications
    • Physics
    • Piping and Tubing Systems
    • Blueprint Reading
    • Combustion and Ventilation
    • Fuel Sources
    • Fuel Distribution
    • Fuel Storage
    • Fuel Appliances
    • Hydronic Heating & Systems
    • Forced Air Heating
    • Controls
    • Codes and Manuals
    • Air Handling
    • Liquid Propane Endorsement
    • Work Practicum

    Specific Considerations

    The nature of this occupation often results in irregular working hours and on-the-job travel, it requires a mechanical/electrical aptitude, physical strength and agility needed for heavy lifting and climbing. Students are exposed to certain hazards that require the use of safety equipment. Students are expected to purchase safety equipment including work boots, coveralls and safety glasses prior to commencement of the program.

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