Most emerging occupations develop from more than one technical field. Fuel cell technicians may come from a variety of education and training backgrounds. Before choosing an education program, prospective technicians should contact associations and employers in this field to investigate education options and employment possibilities.
Most employers require post-secondary study in a relevant college or technical school program.
Fuel cell technicians need training on:
- dealing with compressed gases
- handling hydrogen and other flammable gases and liquids safely
- using and servicing fuel cell systems and fuel cell test stations.
They also need to know about:
- chemistry and chemical processes
- electricity and electrical systems and equipment
- thermal processes
- lab tests and working with scientific equipment
- safe handling of hazardous materials.
The following schools offer programs or courses that are related to this occupation but are not required to enter the field.
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
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