Building Environmental Systems Operator Class II

College-Approved Certificate (7 courses) Part-time On Campus
Program Code: 6404X02PWO 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 program trains technicians on the functioning of connected and interdependent systems including heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, ventilation, electrical power, lighting, water and air supply. Safety, sustainability and applicable codes, acts, standards and regulations are emphasized throughout this program.

After completing the Building Environmental Systems (BES) Operator Class II certificate, students may wish to progress to the BES Operator Class I certificate.

To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within three years.

Your Career

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

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).
Program Eligibility

It is recommended that students be employed in building operations, although not mandatory.

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

Notes

Please note that the Building Environmental Systems Operator Class II program comes before the Building Environmental Systems Operator Class I program.

To help schedule your studies, please check our proposed plan for the upcoming year.

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

On campus: On Campus
Course
Number
HoursCourse NameSummer
BSC551945.0Building Theory Fundamentals

BSC5519 Building Theory Fundamentals

Students must successfully complete this course before enrolling in all other courses in the Building Environmental Systems (BES) Operator program. An overview of building, mechanical, fire and waste management systems is provided. Students also review mathematics, thermodynamics, mechanics of materials and chemistry and engineering concepts that relate to building systems technology.

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

HRA554745.0Air Conditioning SystemsOn Campus
HRA557945.0Air Handling and Preventive Maintenance

HRA5579 Air Handling and Preventive Maintenance

Students examine the operation and maintenance of commercial and institutional air handling systems. Topics include air flow principles, supply and exhaust systems, ventilation requirements, types of air distribution systems, duct design, blower and fan operation, filter applications, psychrometrics chart applications and indoor air quality issues.

Pre-requisites: BSC5519

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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BSC553545.0Building Electrical SystemsOn Campus
HRA554645.0Heating Systems

HRA5546 Heating Systems

Students develop the technical understanding required for efficient operation of heating systems to maintain comfortable and appropriate temperatures in large buildings. Students also learn both theoretical and practical applications of low-pressure steam and hydronic boiler construction and components, boiler fittings, auxiliary systems, heat loss and heat gain, as well as combustion efficiency.

Pre-requisites: BSC5519

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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BSC553345.0Building Control Systems

BSC5533 Building Control Systems

Students are introduced to measuring devices, controller devices and final control devices. Topics covered include the purpose of instrumentation and control systems, boiler safety controls, sensing devices used to measure temperature, pressure and humidity in building systems applications, feedwater level regulators, float, thermostatic vapor pressure and two-element systems. The principles and operation of the packaged type boiler programmed control, safety interlocks and controls, and pneumatic, electric and electronic control system applications related to building systems technology are examined.

Pre-requisites: BSC5519

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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BSC551145.0Building Systems Water Treatment

BSC5511 Building Systems Water Treatment

Students examine the terminology, operation and application of water treatment techniques in building systems. Topics include domestic water systems, chemical emissions, lubrication systems and the combustion process, as well as the treatment of boiler feed systems, hot and chilled water systems and humidification systems. Chemistry is also covered as it applies to conditions found in commercial and institutional structures.

Pre-requisites: BSC5519

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

BSC5519 Building Theory Fundamentals

Students must successfully complete this course before enrolling in all other courses in the Building Environmental Systems (BES) Operator program. An overview of building, mechanical, fire and waste management systems is provided. Students also review mathematics, thermodynamics, mechanics of materials and chemistry and engineering concepts that relate to building systems technology.

HRA5547 Air Conditioning Systems

The basic refrigeration and cooling systems found in commercial and institutional structures are covered. Topics covered include: development of refrigeration; principles of refrigeration; absorption refrigeration systems; direct and indirect refrigeration systems; compressors and evaporators; condensers, cooling towers, refrigeration controls and accessories; operation and maintenance of compression refrigeration systems; air conditioning systems; air conditioning equipment; and air conditioning components, such as coils, humidifiers and filters.

Pre-requisites: BSC5519

HRA5579 Air Handling and Preventive Maintenance

Students examine the operation and maintenance of commercial and institutional air handling systems. Topics include air flow principles, supply and exhaust systems, ventilation requirements, types of air distribution systems, duct design, blower and fan operation, filter applications, psychrometrics chart applications and indoor air quality issues.

Pre-requisites: BSC5519

BSC5535 Building Electrical Systems

Students examine electricity and electrical circuits. Topics covered include flow of electricity, units of measurement, conductors and insulators, voltmeters, ammeters, wattmeters, voltage current and resistance relationships, function of fuses in electrical circuits, electrical power and mechanical work relationships, generation of electrical current, operation of AC and DC motors and the safe operation of motors and electrical circuits.

Pre-requisites: BSC5519

HRA5546 Heating Systems

Students develop the technical understanding required for efficient operation of heating systems to maintain comfortable and appropriate temperatures in large buildings. Students also learn both theoretical and practical applications of low-pressure steam and hydronic boiler construction and components, boiler fittings, auxiliary systems, heat loss and heat gain, as well as combustion efficiency.

Pre-requisites: BSC5519

BSC5533 Building Control Systems

Students are introduced to measuring devices, controller devices and final control devices. Topics covered include the purpose of instrumentation and control systems, boiler safety controls, sensing devices used to measure temperature, pressure and humidity in building systems applications, feedwater level regulators, float, thermostatic vapor pressure and two-element systems. The principles and operation of the packaged type boiler programmed control, safety interlocks and controls, and pneumatic, electric and electronic control system applications related to building systems technology are examined.

Pre-requisites: BSC5519

BSC5511 Building Systems Water Treatment

Students examine the terminology, operation and application of water treatment techniques in building systems. Topics include domestic water systems, chemical emissions, lubrication systems and the combustion process, as well as the treatment of boiler feed systems, hot and chilled water systems and humidification systems. Chemistry is also covered as it applies to conditions found in commercial and institutional structures.

Pre-requisites: BSC5519