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Oil Burner Mechanic Apprenticeship

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The Oil Burner Pre-Apprenticeship Academic Information is listed below. Information on the Apprenticeship training can be found at the Advanced Education Branch of the Yukon Government Department of Education.

Program Description

The objective of the Oil Burner Mechanic Pre-Apprenticeship Program is to provide students with:

  • Theoretical trade knowledge which, together with hands-on shop experience, will enable students to go on to train for employment as capable and knowledgeable first-year apprentices.
  • Good on-the-job safety skills and awareness.
  • The ability to apply mathematical concepts to the Oil Burner Mechanic equipment field.

Admission Requirements

  • Math 10 (75%) or equivalent  AND English 10 or equivalent; OR
  • Mature Student Status with acceptable scores on the College Placement Assessment or GED; OR
  • Pass Level A Trades Entrance exam; OR
  • Level III Certificate

Other Requirements

  • Good physical condition.
  • Good hand-eye coordination.
  • Suitable work clothes and steel toed work shoes.

Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Yukon College recognizes that a greater understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nations history, culture and journey towards self-determination will help to build positive relationships among all Yukon citizens. As a result, you will be required to achieve core competency in knowledge of Yukon First Nations. For details, please see


20 weeks

General Outcomes

  • Demonstrate competencies in job safety skills and awareness of workplace hazards.
  • Acquire practical hands-on experience with a variety of stationary and portable power tools.
  • Complete the theoretical and practical requirements for OBT A Apprenticeship.
  • Provide an opportunity to challenge the Oil Burner Mechanic Apprenticeship Level 1 exam.
  • Acquire skills and knowledge to make a successful transition to an entry-level position in the work force.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply mathematical concepts to the Oil Burner Mechanic field.


Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See Tuition and Fees.

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Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate, students must successfully complete all parts of the program and maintain an overall "C" average (70%). Graduates of the program will receive a Yukon College Certificate. Students may also be offered technical credit towards a Yukon apprenticeship and the opportunity to challenge the Oil Burner Mechanic Apprenticeship Level 1 (A/first-year) exam.

Oil Burner Mechanic Apprentice levels

Oil Burner Apprentice Training Levels A and B is are  10-week programs offered by Yukon College through the Advanced Education Branch of the Yukon Government Department of Education. Students must be registered apprentices to attend these programs. This booklet offers an overview of apprenticeship options within the Yukon.