Mechanical Techniques - Gas and Sheet Metal

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Courses - May 2026

Level 1

Course details

College Reading & Writing Skills
COMM1085

Description: This course introduces students to the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse a variety of texts and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising to produce writing that meets the expectations of selected audiences and purposes. The course prepares students for college-level writing tasks, research, and documentation by asking them to produce clear, informed, and purposeful documents relevant to both academic and professional contexts.
  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description: This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.
  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
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Mechanical Drawings I
DRWG1585

Description: The student will interpret drawings and specifications that are used in the residential sheet metal and gas industry. Students will demonstrate free hand sketches and drawings, read and interpret related codes, manuals and specifications, and identify symbols used in industry
  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Introduction to Installation
MECH1910

Description: The student will identify and select hand tools, power tools, material handling equipment, ladders and scaffolding. Students will demonstrate the safe and proper use of hand and power tools, as per manufacturers specifications. Students will identify the requirements of duct distribution systems and the planning requirements for the installation. Students will identify methods for connecting, and installation of duct systems required in low-rise residential installations.
  • Hours: 112
  • Credits: 8
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Introduction to Gas
MECH1920

Description: Students will be introduced to the characteristics, properties, basic fundamentals, and safety aspects associated with natural gas and propane. They will describe the combustion process, and the problems arising from incomplete combustion as well as identify the different testing methods for carbon monoxide and gas leaks. Students will identify and select the appropriate tools and documentation, to properly and safely install a piping, tubing system.
  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 6
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Level 2

Course details

Mechanical Drawings II
DRWG1595

Description: The student will identify the principles of home construction, load bearing and non-load bearing walls and supports, specifications, codes and manuals. Students will create drawings and sketches of equipment and systems involved with HVAC installations.
  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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HVAC Systems
GAST1220

Description: Students will continue to build upon skills to address types and classifications of gas and propane fired appliances, the ignition systems found on gas fired appliances, and the associated safe handling practices. Students will interpret manufacturers’ specifications and drawings to place and install various classes of gas fired equipment. Emphasis will be placed on reading schematic wiring diagrams, wiring, and troubleshooting control circuits containing relays, timers, and controls. In addition, students will be introduced to customer communication skills.
  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 6
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Mechanical Trade Practices
MECH1900

Description: The student will identify materials used in the HVAC trade, Students will be introduced to the fasteners used in industry as well as the safe handling and storage. Students will study and perform safe work practices and environmental protection practices, as per industry and manufacturers standards
  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Gas Regulations and Worksite Documentation
MECH1930

Description:

Students will complete documentation including work orders, and other communication with tradespersons, customers and others. Students will learn the Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code, Propane Storage and Handling Code and how to interpret various regulations such as the Technical Standards and Safety Act 2000, and industry related Ontario Regulations. Students will identify the appropriate steps and procedures to follow when a hazardous situation arises and describe how to coordinate services to ensure safety and customer concerns are addressed.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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HVAC Installation
MECH1940

Description: In this course, students will use the prior knowledge to perform the installation of various residential sheet metal and HVAC systems. Including supply and return air ducts, heating equipment and ventilation systems. Students will be introduced principles and properties of air as it relates to residential duct systems
  • Hours: 112
  • Credits: 8
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Program outcomes

  1. Complete all work in compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines.
  2. Contribute to the application of quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
  3. Comply with current health and safety legislation, as well as organizational practices and procedures.
  4. Support sustainability best practices in workplaces
  5. Use current and emerging technologies to support the implementation of mechanical and manufacturing projects
  6. Troubleshoot and solve standard mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanics.
  7. Contribute to the interpretation and preparation of mechanical drawings and other related technical documents.
  8. Perform routine technical measurements accurately using appropriate instruments and equipment.
  9. Assist in manufacturing, assembling, maintaining and repairing mechanical components according to required specifications.
  10. Select, use and maintain machinery, tools and equipment for the installation, manufacturing and repair of basic mechanical components
  11. Inspect and clean residential gas fired equipment
  12. Size and install natural gas piping, tubing systems, and install residential duct work to meet client needs and industry requirements