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

About the Program

Mitigating climate change has become imperative in many industries, including the building sector. This program will prepare you to become an expert in managing environmentally responsible systems for various types of properties. After three years of study, you’ll obtain an advanced diploma and be able to examine, implement and manage a building's energy system, both traditional and renewable, with a focus on sustainability and efficiency. 

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:

  • Energy efficiency principles
  • Building systems software
  • Emerging renewable energy technologie


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 Semester 5
Year 3 Semester 6 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 Work Term
Year 3 Semester 5 Semester 6  

Your Career

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

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

Professional Certification

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

And one of the following certificates:

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


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