Building Environmental Systems Operator - Class II

Certificate | Code: 0806

Please note:

This program credential is suspended and no longer taking new applicants. If you are already enrolled in this program, courses are still available for registration.

About the program

Students 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 information

All courses must be completed within 4 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

  • 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.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Graduate opportunities

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Program outcomes

  • 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.

Program related resources

Program contact

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Upcoming Registrations

Mark your calendars for our upcoming registration dates so you can plan your future.

Fall Registration: July 8, 2019
Winter Registration: November 4, 2019