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Utilities Systems Operator Certificate - 486

Program overview:
START DATE: September, February
PROGRAM STATUS: Open for September 2016, Open for February 2017
SCHOOL: Skilled Trades
PROGRAM NUMBER: 486
PROGRAM LENGTH: 1 academic year (period of 8 months)
CAMPUS: Stoney Creek Campus - Hamilton
CO-OP OPTION: No
ACCREDITATION: Ontario College Certificate
Campus September 2016 February 2017
Stoney Creek Campus
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Virtually every home, business and industry relies on heating and cooling systems. Study utilities delivery in this real-world program

Mohawk's Utilities Systems Operator program has the highest overall student satisfaction of any comparable program in Ontario.

Students in the program will learn the operations and service of diverse equipment related to heating and cooling plants. They will have the opportunity to explore the techniques in operating steam/hot water boilers, gas/oil burners, air conditioning and refrigeration, turbines and generators.

Program Highlights

  • Learn the operations and service of diverse equipment related to heating and cooling
  • Explore the techniques in operating steam/hot water boilers, gas/oil burners, air conditioning and refrigeration, turbines and generators
  • The program prepares participants for testing and certification by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority as an Oil Burner Technician 3 and a Gas Technician 3 and the eligibility to write four Water Operator-in-Training Certification Examinations through the Ministry of Environment. These include Waste Water, Water Collection, Water Treatment and Water Distribution
  • Laboratory practice and work experience are components of the program. Optional training includes fluorocarbon refrigerant, ozone depletion training and certification and flexible gas pipe
  • A student if eligible may obtain upwards of seven certificates

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September Intake:

  • The September intake has two six-week work terms, one in winter and one in summer

February Intake:

  • The February intake provides for three consecutive summer months of experiential training
  • Students of the February program have the option to consider Advanced Fuel training in the second and third semester of the Gas and Oil Burner Technician II program. These details will be provided at the time of the utilities in-class instruction

Prospective students and employers should check with the Technical Standards and Safety Authority visit tssa.org for details regarding certification.

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