Building Environmental Systems Operator - Class I (Part-time)
- Ontario College Certificate
- Program Code:
- Engineering & Information Technology
About the ProgramThis advanced certificate program teaches the additional skills required to supervise/manage skilled trades personnel involved in the operation and maintenance of various building systems. It focuses on energy management in large buildings and design processes for various building systems. Designed for building managers, operators and technicians, this program appeals to anyone employed in the operation, maintenance or management of today's complex buildings. These courses are recognized by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and the Toronto Building Superintendents Association (TBSA). Upon successful completion of this program students will receive a Conestoga College certificate.
Building Environmental Systems Class I is a Restricted Program.
Program InformationAll courses must be completed within 2 years of acceptance into the program.
- Building Environmental Systems Operator - Class II Certificate or equivalent.
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.
- Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
- Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
- Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
How to ApplyStudents may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms
Send completed applications to:
299 Doon Valley Dr
Canada N2G 4M4
How to Register for CoursesGo to How to Register for detailed registration information.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
Learn more about PLAR.
Graduate OpportunitiesFor more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home
Program Related Resources
- Examine the design process, application and operating characteristics of pipe and air handling systems.
- Be confident and capable in communicating with contract mechanical engineers.
- Analyze energy efficiency as it relates to building management, heating and cooling, air handling, lighting and electrical systems and building control systems and apply the concepts of energy efficiency to building management.
- Discuss appropriate action plans to increase energy efficiency.
Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.
|Course Code||Course Title||Status|
|BES1100||Energy Management (BES 710)
Description: Course Admission: Completion of the Building Environmental Systems Operator - Class II program. Student must be accepted in the Building Environmental Systems Operator - Class I program prior to registering for this course. This course will focus on the processes involved in setting up an Energy Management Programme. This includes studying the building envelope as an independent system, identifying cooling loads and heating loads, selecting equipment to be metered, identifying relamping opportunities and air quality standards. Students will gain the skills to independently or collectively implement energy conservation measures within their buildings and communicate effectively with energy management consultants.
|Electives: Program Option|
Student must complete a minimum of 39 Hours
Select from the list below
Pipe Systems Design (BES 707)
Description: This course includes a study of the design, application and operating characteristics of pipe systems equipment. Pump design, pump types, pump applications, pump laws and curves are also covered. The second half of the course deals with parallel and series pump design/operation, system resistance and system design through to chiller load calculations. Students will gain sufficient knowledge to deal intelligently and confidently with their Mechanical Engineers.
Air Systems Design (BES 708)
Description: Course Admission: Completion of the Building Environmental Systems Operator - Class II program. Student must be accepted in the Building Environmental Systems Operator - Class I program prior to registering for this course. This course includes a study of the design, application and operating characteristics of air handling systems and associated equipment. Fan types and design, fan curves, fan laws, duct sizing and system resistance are discussed. The course also examines psychrometric of air mixtures, internal heat loads, air balancing and will give the student an opportunity to design an air handling and air distribution system. Students will gain sufficient knowledge to communicate effectively with other professionals.
|Course Code||Course Title||Fall||Winter||Spring|
|BES1080||Pipe System Design (BES 707)||X|
|BES1090||Air System Design (BES 708)||X|
|BES1100||Energy Management (BES 710)||X|
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Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.