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4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Diploma

Seneca is delivering this program online with some on-campus learning activities in September 2020. Students with on-campus activities will receive information about course scheduling and preparing to come to campus. Learn more about technical requirements for online learning.

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.


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 Co-op

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional co-op work term(s) in a formal work environment. In most cases the work term(s) is a full-time paid position completed between two academic semesters. In programs with limited co-op 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 co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Students who begin their studies in January are not eligible for co-op, and are required to begin their second semester immediately after the first semester.


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


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