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6 Semesters (3 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Advanced Diploma

About the Program

In this three-year advanced diploma program, you will learn the theory and practice of heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, air handling, electricity and control systems. You will examine and manage the integration of business goals with strategies for traditional and renewable energy systems of a building. This program offers optional work term in a formal work environment for students meeting all academic requirements.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Energy efficiency principles
  • Building systems software
  • Heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, air handling, electricity and control systems
  • Emerging renewable energy technologies

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.

Your Career

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options, such as:

  • Energy auditor
  • Building systems technologist
  • Systems asset manager
  • Energy technology manager
  • Environmentally sustainable building systems manager

Professional Certification

  • BES™ Operator Class II (upon successful completion of a few choice courses)
  • BES™ Operator Class I

And one of the following certificates:

  • Pipe Systems Design
  • Air System Design
  • Hospital Building Systems

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