The Gasfitter Red Seal Examination Preparation course is designed based on the competencies listed in the trade’s National Occupational Analysis (NOA). This course focuses on engaging in a thorough review, interpretation, and discussion of the NOA and helping students develop the essential knowledge and test-taking skills to successfully challenge the Red Seal Examination of the trade.
Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
Understand the components and structure of the National Occupational Analysis (NOA) and its relation to the Red Seal Exam
Identify knowledge gaps through a review of sub-tasks
Review and demonstrate understanding of content as related to sub-tasks outlined in the NOA
Develop an approach to answering multiple choice questions
Understand how to tackle multiple choice exam
Develop a strategic personal study plan to prepare for the Red Seal Exam
Create study notes and guides to prepare for the Red Seal Exam
Safety, tools and equipment
Installation, service and maintenance
Gas piping systems and assembly
Venting and air supply systems
Controls and electrical systems
Gas-fired system piping, equipment, and components
Propane storage and handling systems
Testing and commissioning of Gas-fired systems
Servicing gas-fired systems
Subject to change without notice
Jim Cameron is a Red Seal Plumber, Class “A” Gasfitter and a Red Seal Steamfitter/Pipefitter. Jim has over 40 years of trade experience in the field and as an instructor and curriculum developer for NAIT, SAIT, Centro Nacional para la Certification Industrial (Cuba), Lanzhou Petroleum Corporation (China), Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, and Pacific Vocational College. As a field hand, Jim worked as a journeyman, foreman, general foreman, site superintendent and was the owner of a mechanical contracting company. Jim officially retired in 2018, but he still enjoys instructing students online and in-person and works in the field for one or two months of the year. He makes his home in Mexico and Canada.
Jeremy Carte is a Red Seal Plumber, Class "B" Gasfitter and Fourth Class Power Engineer who has been working in the industry for over a decade. Coming from a strong background in commercial and institutional service, he has built his portfolio of experience to include residential service, rough in and heating installations. Jeremy has benefited greatly from the talent and skills of many gifted colleagues throughout the years and has a strong desire to share what has helped him with others interested in the piping trades.
John (Junior) Ferguson
Junior Ferguson is a Red Seal Journeyman welder, CWB Level 2 Visual Inspector, and small business owner currently living in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He started his career at Nova Scotia Community College in 1994. Soon after moved to British Columbia and for 12 years he worked at various shops in the lower mainland near Vancouver, working on a large variety of projects such as Transport, Aviation, Medical, and Military Research and Development.
In 2001, Junior passed his CWB Level 2 Visual Inspectors’ certification and started doing shutdowns as a Quality Control Supervisor on different sites across the country. During this time, he ended up spending a lot of time training and testing welders for ASME Section IX certifications and has provincial welder testing accreditation in Saskatchewan.
Coming again in 2023
Students must devote at least 2 hours per week to attend live webinars
Webinars will be held on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm PST
Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities
The registration fee for this course is $495.
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.
This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.