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Building Environmental Systems - Operator (Certificate)

Credential:
Durham College Certificate
Code:
BES

Durham College Certificate

Program Description

These courses are designed to train technicians in the operation and maintenance of today's complex buildings. It is recommended that applicants be employed in a building operation. BES Operator Class II and I also benefit technical sales representatives, energy auditors and building contractors; anyone responsible for effective building operation or who want to expand their skills portfolio. These certificates are recognized by the Toronto Building Managers and Operators Association (TBMOA). The Operator Class I certificate is recognized by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).

Certificate Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) OR
  • Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older)
  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

A Class II certificate will be awarded to students who successfully complete the seven core subjects including Building Systems: A Practical Overview.

A Class I certificate will be awarded to students with a Class II certificate who successfully complete one specialty subject and the mandatory course - Energy Efficiency in Large Buildings.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Centre for Professional and Part-Time Learning office at ppl@durhamcollege.ca or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

CLASS II

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates have reliably demonstrated the following learning outcomes:

  • Describe the interrelationships of building systems, including heating, cooling, air handling, electrical, and water treatment systems, in complex buildings
  • Describe the components of heating, cooling, air handling, electrical, water treatment, and control systems in complex buildings
  • Describe the safe operation of heating, cooling, air handling, electrical, water treatment, and control systems in complex buildings
  • Describe the maintenance of heating, cooling, air handling, electrical, water treatment, and control systems in complex buildings

CLASS I

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates have reliably demonstrated the following learning outcomes:

  • Recommend energy efficient practices based on analyses of energy use in heating, cooling, air handling, lighting, and electrical systems within complex buildings
  • Apply theory and skills from Building Environmental Systems Class II courses to a specialty area such as air systems design, hospital building systems, or pipe systems design

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Complexes and recreational facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Office buildings
  • Schools
  • Shopping malls

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Centre for Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.

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