Building Environmental Systems Operator - Class II (Part-time)
- Program Code:
- Engineering & Information Technology
About the ProgramStudents will learn to diagnose and solve problems in the various environmental systems within the building envelope with attention to both new complex buildings and aging mechanical systems. Designed for building managers, operators and technicians, this program will appeal 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).
Program InformationAll courses must be completed within 4 years of acceptance into the program.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.
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: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca
Program Related Resources
- Examine the operation and maintenance of boilers, burners, heating pipe systems and plumbing details.
- Discuss the theory of basic electricity.
- Examine the fundamentals of fire protection and alarm systems.
- Describe the function of air conditioning and refrigeration with respect to equipment and design.
- Describe the operation of reciprocating and centrifugal equipment.
- Outline the operation of air handling systems and their component parts.
- Set up preventive maintenance programs and understand the appropriate forms and check points.
- Troubleshoot problems with electrical systems based on a knowledge of and the calculation of loads and charges.
- Have a basic understanding of automatic controls, how they work and how they are interconnected.
- Analyse various types of control, control devices, control drawings and calibration of controllers.
- Analyse water treatment operations and the application of a water treatment system to industrial and commercial properties.
- Interpret the basic principles of blueprint reading.
- Discuss the regulations and limitations for the handling of asbestos and other hazardous materials.
- Discuss related safety precautions and regulations.
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|
|BES1010||Building Systems - A Practical Overview (BES 700)
Description: This practical subject is designed to offer students an overview of building systems, enabling students to relate to the operation of a building in a safe, energy efficient and environmentally conscious manner.
|BES1020||Heating (BES 701)
Description: This is an introduction to the operation and maintenance of boilers, burners, heating pipe systems and plumbing details, as well as the theory of combustion and the fundamentals of heat loss and heat gain in buildings.
|BES1030||Air Conditioning And Refrigeration (BES 702)
Description: This course assists the building operator in understanding the function of air conditioning and refrigeration with respect to equipment maintenance, operation and design. It includes reciprocating and centrifugal equipment. Concentration is on the theory of centrifugal plants as well as their operation and maintenance and auxiliary components. The course also deals with the basic refrigeration cycle, definitions, psychrometrics, reciprocating machines, receivers and condensers. Absorption plants are covered in the latter portion of the course.
|BES1040||Air Handling (BES 703)
Description: This course introduces the student to air handling systems and their component parts including fans, filters, coils, ductwork and air supply terminals. The course also deals with indoor air quality as well as processes to evaluate and solve air quality issues. It also includes a discussion on waste management.
|BES1050||Electrical (BES 704)
Description: This Electrical course is designed to offer text and classroom experiences to students to assist them in the operation of electrical systems in buildings in a safe, energy efficient, economical and environmentally conscious manner. This course includes a study of electrical systems, motor controls and wiring diagrams, calculation of loads and charges and power consumption. It covers circuits, measurements, symbols, schematics and meters. It also covers AC current, motors, starters, protection devices, distribution, safety and an introduction to electronics and digital technology.
|BES1060||Controls (BES 705)
Description: A basic background is provided on automatic controls (pneumatic and electronic), including how they work and how they are applied and interconnected. Types of controls, control devices, control drawings and calibration of controllers are some of the topics covered.
|BES1070||Water Treatment (BES 706)
Description: This course is designed to provide an understanding of water treatment and covers terminology, elementary water chemistry, hot water and chilled water systems, cooling tower condenser systems and steam boiler systems. It also deals with the application of a water treatment system to industrial and commercial properties and touches on humidifiers, domestic water systems, swimming pool systems and solar heating systems.
|Course Code||Course Title||Fall||Winter||Spring|
|BES1010||Building Systems - A Practical Overview (BES 700)||X||X||X|
|BES1020||Heating (BES 701)||X|
|BES1030||Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (BES 702)||X|
|BES1040||Air Handling (BES 703)||X|
|BES1050||Electrical (BES 704)||X|
|BES1060||Controls (BES 705)||X|
|BES1070||Water Treatment (BES 706)||X|
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