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  • Building Systems Engineering Technician

    Building Systems Engineering Technician

(Optional Co-op)

Program Code:BTS
Campus:Newnham
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Start Dates:Fall, Winter,
Start dates are subject to change
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

  • Both theory and practice of heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, air handling, electricity and control systems are taught.
  • Emerging renewable energy technologies are highlighted.
  • Energy efficiency principles are applied to all studies.
  • Building systems software training is included.
  • Practical hands–on experiences exist throughout the program.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics*: MCT4(C) Mathematics for College Technology (recommended grade 60% or over) or Grade 12 (U) Mathematics, MHF4(U) (Advanced Functions) or MCV4(U) (Calculus and Vectors)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

* Seneca may also consider applicants with good grades in MAP4(C) (80% or over recommended) or MCR3(U) (70% or over). Students with grades lower than these recommended benchmarks and who test below the appropriate level in the skills assessment can expect to be placed into a preparatory mathematics course or will be counselled to enroll in the Applied Science and Technology Fundamentals Certificate Program.

 

The Importance of Learning Skills:

Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well–organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.

Receive Designation as a Building Environmental Systems Operator:

In addition to your diploma, upon successful completion of BES700 through BES706, you will earn a Seneca Certificate with the designation of Building Environmental Systems Operator Class II.

Successful completion of the above, as well as BES710 and one of BES707, 708, or 709, earns a Seneca Certificate with the designation of Building Environmental Systems Operator Class I.

 

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Your Career

As a Building Systems Engineering Technician graduate you’ll be able to join the operations team of some of the most advanced buildings in the marketplace, aware of the environmental and energy impacts of your operating decisions. Your skills can be applied in energy auditing, controls calibration and maintenance, or a host of other operations and maintenance roles in the properties and buildings sector.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Engineering and Built Environment
  • Mathematics l, II, III
  • CAD Fundamentals/Building Systems CAD
  • Health and Safety Practices
  • Building Systems: Practical Overview
  • Building a Sustainable Future
  • Heating/Heating Practices
  • Air Conditioning/Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Practices
  • Electrical/Electricity Fundamentals
  • Air Handling
  • Water Treatment
  • Codes and Regulations
  • Plumbing and Pipe Systems
  • Controls
  • Hospital Building Systems
  • Energy Efficiency – Large Buildings
  • Energy Technologies

Workplace and Co-op Learning

You’ll benefit from opportunities for co–op placement and involvement with employers throughout the entire building industry while studying in BTS.

FAST TRACK into Semester 3

If you have an existing post–secondary education in Mechanical Engineering, or directly related Technology disciplines, you may apply to FAST TRACK your credentials. If you meet the requirements, you could gain direct entry into the second year of this program. The granting of credits beyond semester two is possible in exceptional cases.

FAST TRACK entry may, at the discretion of the department, be offered to partially qualified candidates, in conjunction with requirements to complete additional courses from semesters one or two.

Curriculum

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BEA001 CAD Fundamentals 4
BES700 Building Systems: Practical Overview 3
BGS161 Building a Sustainable Future 3
EAC150 College English 3
EBE161 Introduction to Engineering and Built Environment 4
HSP161 Health and Safety Practices 1
ICA002 Introduction to Computers and Applications 2
MTA001 Mathematics I 3
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BES701 Heating 3
BES702 Air Conditioning 3
BGA261 Heating Practices 2
BGB261 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Practices 2
BGL261 Electricity Fundamentals 3
MTA002 Mathematics II 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory 1
CWT261 Co-op Work Term
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BES703 Air Handling 3
BES704 Electrical 3
BES706 Water Treatment 3
BGD361 Building Systems CAD 4
BGM361 Codes and Regulations 3
BGP361 Plumbing and Pipe Systems 2
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice 1
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BES705 Controls 3
BES709 Hospital Building Systems 3
BES710 Energy Efficiency - Large Buildings 3
BGN461 Energy Technologies 3
MTA003 Mathematics III 4
TEC400 Technical Communications 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Kelly Winger
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22036
Email: Kelly.Winger@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Aakashni Ram
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22085
Email: Aakashni.Ram@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor: Sandra Phoon
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22468
Email: Sandra.Phoon@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: June Lewis
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26038
Email: June.Lewis@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: Filimon Tsionas
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22113
Email: Filimon.Tsionas@senecacollege.ca
Co-op Coordinator: Ian Macleod
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22361
Email: Ian.Macleod@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Ken Ellis
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22250
Email: Ken.Ellis@senecacollege.ca

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