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

Seneca is delivering this program online with some on-campus learning activities in January 2021. 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

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. 


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

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


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.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in an optional co-op work term to gain real-world experience prior to your career.

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:

  • 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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