Energy Systems Engineering Technician

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Program Code: 3755

School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Credential: Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 2 years/ 4 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Location: Progress Campus

Email: energy@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2356

The Energy Systems Engineering Technician program equips you with the fundamental skills to understand energy and its uses in modern society. The program is challenging but offers a unique blend of technical, managerial and entrepreneurial skills that are highly sought after in modern energy and sustainable building companies. In the Energy Systems Engineering Technician courses, opportunity exists to work on state-of-the-art energy systems. Applied research and development projects, meanwhile, promote innovation skills.

The curriculum takes into account society's changing views on energy and environment, and how they are transforming the utility and construction sectors.

The utility sector is currently undergoing a radical shift in operating practice that opens doors to a range of innovative energy projects using small-scale sources such as solar, wind, hydro, fuel cells, gas turbines, and biomass to feed electricity, heat and air conditioning to homes and businesses.

The construction industry, meanwhile, has adopted a host of new green building initiatives that are quickly increasing the awareness and the use of sustainable, integrated architecture and engineering practices for new buildings. Manufactures have many new products that provide ways to implement advanced energy control in commercial and residential structures.

The challenge and opportunity that arises in this Energy Systems Engineering Technician program is to learn how to integrate and use all of these modern sustainable energy technologies in a manner consistent with our urban environments.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-160/COMM-161 College Communications 1 Progress Campus
ESET-111 Energy, Environment and Society Progress Campus
MATH-140 Technology Mathematics 1 Progress Campus
PHYS-100 Physics Progress Campus
ROBO-112 Electric Circuits Progress Campus
ROBO-115 Computer Aided Drafting Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
ESET-121 Fabrication and Installation Progress Campus
ESET-122 Chemistry Applications and Climate Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
MATH-170 Technology Mathematics 2 Progress Campus
MT-121 Applied Statics Progress Campus
ROBO-234 Electronic Devices Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
AMEG-212 Applied Ethics in Technology and the Environment Progress Campus
ESET-211 Digital & Power Electronics Progress Campus
ESET-212 Boilers & Auxiliaries Progress Campus
ESET-213 Renewable Energy System Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
MATH-180 Technology Mathematics 3 Progress Campus
ROBO-240 Mechanics and Materials Progress Campus
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
ESET-221 Fluid Mechanics & Dynamics Progress Campus
ESET-222 Wind and Solar Energy Progress Campus
ESET-223 Power Engineering and HVAC Progress Campus
ESET-224 Design Project Progress Campus
ESET-225 Pneumatics/ PLC Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus

Program Highlights

  • A technical curriculum is complemented by project management skills.
  • Graduates of the program are prepared to: implement energy solutions for commercial and residential buildings using knowledge of energy systems, energy efficiency and renewable/distributed energy systems; design and maintain heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration units; work in power plants; and work with architectural companies to integrate energy technologies into the latest green buildings.
  • Upon successful completion of this two-year Energy Systems Engineering Technician program, you have the option to enter year three of the Energy Systems Engineering Technology program.

Accreditation

The Energy Systems Engineering Technician program has met the national technology accreditation requirements established by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and, as such, has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).

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Career Outlook

  • Powerline technician
  • Building automation solution technician
  • Security service technician
  • Wind power technician
  • Solar power technician
  • Energy analyst

Academic Requirements

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,767.00 $932.00 $3,699.00
International $12,800.00 $2,127.00 $14,927.00