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Building Systems Engineering Technician

Building Systems Engineering Technician

(Optional Co-op)

Program Code:BTS
Campus:Newnham
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

  • Both theory and practice of heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, air handling, electricity and control systems are taught.
  • Emerging renewable energy technologies are highlighted.
  • Energy efficiency principles are applied to all studies.
  • Building systems software training is included.
  • Practical hands-on experiences exist throughout the program.

Receive Designation as a Building Environmental Systems – BES™ Operator

In addition to your diploma, upon successful completion the following will earn you a Seneca Certificate with the designation of Building Environmental Systems – BES™ Operator Class II:

  • Building Systems: Practical Overview
  • Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Handling
  • Electrical
  • Controls
  • Water Treatment.

Successful completion of the above, as well as the following, earns a Seneca Certificate with the designation of Building Environmental Systems – BES™ Operator Class I:

  • Energy Efficiency in Large Buildings

and ONE of the following

  • Pipe Systems Design
  • Air Systems Design
  • Hospital Building Systems.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: MCR3(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Note:

Fees

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Your Career

As a Building Systems Engineering Technician (BTS) graduate you’ll be able to join the operations team of some of the most advanced buildings in the marketplace, aware of the environmental and energy impacts of your operating decisions. Your skills can be applied in energy auditing, controls calibration and maintenance, or a host of other operations and maintenance roles in the properties and buildings sector.

Co-operative Education Option

You'll benefit from opportunities for co-op placement and involvement with employers throughout the entire building industry while studying in BTS.

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant semester.

Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
BEA101 CAD Fundamentals
BES700 Building Systems: Practical Overview
BGS161 Building a Sustainable Future
EAC150 College English
EBE161 Introduction to Engineering and the Built Environment
MTA111* or
MTA100*
Mathematics 111 or
Mathematics 100
 
Semester 2
BES701 Heating
BES702 Air Conditioning
BTA261 Heating Practices
BGB261 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Practices
BGL261 Electricity Fundamentals
MTA002 Mathematics II
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 3
BES703 Air Handling
BES704 Electrical
BES706 Water Treatment
BGD361 Building Systems CAD
BGM361 Codes and Regulations
BGP361 Plumbing and Pipe Systems
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
BES705 Controls
BES709 Hospital Building Systems
BES710 Energy Efficiency - Large Buildings
BGN461 Energy Technologies
MTA003 Mathematics III
TEC400 Effective Technical Writing
plus: General Education Course
 
* Based on the outcome of the Skills Assessment Test, students may be placed in a different mathematics course.

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
BEA101 CAD Fundamentals
BES700 Building Systems: Practical Overview
BGS161 Building a Sustainable Future
EAC150 College English
EBE161 Introduction to Engineering and the Built Environment
MTA111* Mathematics 111
 
Semester 2
BES701 Heating
BES702 Air Conditioning
BTA261 Heating Practices
BGB261 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Practices
BGL261 Electricity Fundamentals
MTA002 Mathematics II
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 3
BES703 Air Handling
BES704 Electrical
BES706 Water Treatment
BGD361 Building Systems CAD
BGM361 Codes and Regulations
BGP361 Plumbing and Pipe Systems
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
BES705 Controls
BES709 Hospital Building Systems
BES710 Energy Efficiency - Large Buildings
BGN461 Energy Technologies
MTA003 Mathematics III
TEC400 Effective Technical Writing
plus: General Education Course
 
* Based on the outcome of the Skills Assessment Test, students may be placed in a different mathematics course.

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BEA001 CAD Fundamentals 4
BES700 Building Systems: Practical Overview 3
BGS161 Building a Sustainable Future 3
EAC150 College English 3
EBE161 Introduction to Engineering and Built Environment 4
HSP161 Health and Safety Practices 1
MTA001 Mathematics I 3
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BES701 Heating 3
BES702 Air Conditioning 3
BGA261 Heating Practices 2
BGB261 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Practices 2
BGL261 Electricity Fundamentals 3
MTA002 Mathematics II 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only) 1
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BES703 Air Handling 3
BES704 Electrical 3
BES706 Water Treatment 3
BGD361 Building Systems CAD 4
BGM361 Codes and Regulations 3
BGP361 Plumbing and Pipe Systems 2
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only) 1
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BES705 Controls 3
BES709 Hospital Building Systems 3
BES710 Energy Efficiency - Large Buildings 3
BGN461 Energy Technologies 3
MTA003 Mathematics III 3
TEC400 Technical Communications 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Angelie Ramirez
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22058
Angelie.Ramirez@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Valentyna Gorodovych
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22432
Valentyna.Gorodovych@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Mizhi Wang
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22468
Mizhi-Michelle.Wan@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Tara Lilley
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22834
Tara.Lilley@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: Filimon Tsionas
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22113
Filimon.Tsionas@senecacollege.ca
Co-op Coordinator: Ian Macleod
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22361
Ian.Macleod@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair (Acting): Ken Ellis
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22250
Ken.Ellis@senecacollege.ca
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