Building Environmental Systems Operator Class I

College-Approved Certificate (2 courses) Part-time On Campus
Program Code: 6403X02PWO Academic Year: 2016/2017


This program is listed under the following fields of study:

Our Program

Today's complex building systems require skilled operators to maintain and operate commercial, institutional and residential buildings in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner. This College Certificate continues to build on the knowledge and skills from the Building Environmental Systems (BES) Class II program. The two key building operations explored include air systems and energy efficiency. Safety, sustainability and applicable codes, acts, standards and regulations are highlighted.

Upon completion of the BES Operator Class I College Certificate, graduates can apply to receive the Systems Maintenance Technician (SMT) designation from the Building Owners and Managers Institute of Canada (BOMI).

To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within one year.

Your Career

Graduates may find employment in building operations for commercial and public buildings, hospitals, malls, residential complexes and recreational facilities. Energy auditors, building contractors and those working in technical sales may also benefit.

Fees & Expenses

Fees for part-time programs are charged on a course-by-course basis and are published on each individual course page. For questions related to fees, please call the Registrar's Office at 613-727-0002.

Graduation Fee

Once you have completed all the courses in the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar's Office to obtain a certificate/diploma application. A graduation fee of $40 will be charged when the application is submitted. When your certificate/diploma application has been approved, you will be invited to Spring or Fall Convocation.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).

Notes

  • It is recommended that students be employed in building operations, although not mandatory.
  • In order to receive the Class I certification, eligible candidates must first complete the Class II certification process.
  • Please note that the BES Operator Class II program comes before the Class I program.
  • To help schedule your studies, please check our proposed plan for the upcoming year.
  • We encourage students to register early to ensure that you have your course materials for your first class, as they traditionally take 5-7 business days to arrive.

For more information regarding the BOMI Canada SMT professional designation and competency application process, please visit: http://www.bomicanada.com/Home.aspx.

CCOL Academic Planner

The Academic Planner provides registered part-time students in the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning (CCOL) the ability to declare into a program of study. The Academic Planner outlines successfully completed courses to date, as well as courses that need to be completed in order to meet graduation requirements. It is therefore, essential that all part-time students in CCOL declare to their program of study, allowing administrators to plan course offerings. The tool is available on ACSIS, located under 'Continuing Education' on the left-hand toolbar.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Angela Peterson, Program Coordinator, at 613-727-4723 ext. 6329 or petersa2@algonquincollege.com.

Courses

Course
Number
HoursCourse Name
HRA559445.0Air Systems Design

HRA5594 Air Systems Design

Students explore the vocabulary, operations and various applications of air-handling equipment utilized in large buildings. Topics covered include design, application and operating characteristics of air handling systems; fan and blower operating charts; filtration and indoor air quality issues. ASHRAE Standards, acts and regulations are stressed.

Pre-requisites: BSC5519 and HRA5546

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

BSC553445.0Energy Efficiency for Buildings

BSC5534 Energy Efficiency for Buildings

Focus is on energy efficiency in the following areas: building envelope, heating systems, cooling systems and heat pumps, air handling systems, air quality, motors and electrical systems, lighting systems and building control systems. The technical topics are supplemented by management topics, such as planning, estimating, managing, contracting, scheduling and specifications. Note: In order to receive the Class I certification, eligible candidates must first complete the Class II certification process.

Pre-requisites: BSC5519 and HRA5546

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

HRA5594 Air Systems Design

Students explore the vocabulary, operations and various applications of air-handling equipment utilized in large buildings. Topics covered include design, application and operating characteristics of air handling systems; fan and blower operating charts; filtration and indoor air quality issues. ASHRAE Standards, acts and regulations are stressed.

Pre-requisites: BSC5519 and HRA5546

BSC5534 Energy Efficiency for Buildings

Focus is on energy efficiency in the following areas: building envelope, heating systems, cooling systems and heat pumps, air handling systems, air quality, motors and electrical systems, lighting systems and building control systems. The technical topics are supplemented by management topics, such as planning, estimating, managing, contracting, scheduling and specifications. Note: In order to receive the Class I certification, eligible candidates must first complete the Class II certification process.

Pre-requisites: BSC5519 and HRA5546