4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Diploma

About the Program

In this two-year diploma program, you will use building systems software to learn leading theory and practice for heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, air handling, electricity and control systems. You will learn the principles of energy efficiency, including the exploration of emerging renewable energy technologies, which are a major component.

Computer Requirements

  • operating system: Windows 10, 64 bit
  • processor: 3.3 GHz (or faster)
  • memory: 16 GB (or larger)
  • solid-state drive: 128 GB (or larger)
  • second display screen (recommended)


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Theory and practice of heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, air handling, electricity and control systems
  • Awareness of environmental considerations
  • Energy efficiency principles
  • Building system software


Work Experience

Optional Work Term

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional work term(s) in a formal work environment. The work term(s) is similar in length to an academic semester and typically involves full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid. In programs with limited work term opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional work term stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Work-Integrated Learning Model Starting January
  Winter Summer Fall
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Year 2 Semester 4 Work Term  
Work-Integrated Learning Model Starting September
  Fall Winter Summer
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Work Term
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4  

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Building systems engineering technician
  • Energy system operations practitioner
  • Energy systems operator
  • Energy auditor
  • Facility operator and maintenance manager
  • Waterworks and gas maintenance worker

Professional Certifications

  • Building Environmental System (BES™) Operator Class II
  • BES™ Operator Class I

In one of the following areas:

  • Pipe system design
  • Air System design
  • Hospital building systems