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Energy Systems Engineering Technician

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Program Details

  • Program Code:3755
  • School:School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
  • Credential:Ontario College Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program

Program Overview

Program Overview

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The Energy Systems Engineering Technician program will equip the students with the essential skills to understand various energy resources and their uses in modern society. This college diploma program is challenging and will result in a unique blend of theory and hands-on skills that are highly sought after in modern energy and sustainable building companies. During the period of studies, students will have the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art laboratories on energy systems and participate in applied research and development projects that will promote innovation skills.

The technology program's curriculum will take into account society's changing views on energy and the environment, and how they're transforming the utility and construction sectors.

The utility sector, for example, is currently undergoing a radical shift in operating practice that opens the door to a range of innovative energy projects using small-scale sources — solar, wind, hydro, fuel cells, geo-thermal 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 use of sustainable and integrated architecture and engineering practices for new buildings. Manufacturers also have many new products that provide ways to implement advanced energy management in commercial and residential structures.

The challenges and opportunities that arise in this applied science program will come from learning how to integrate and use all of these modern sustainable energy technologies in a manner consistent with our urban environments.

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Companies Offering Jobs

Toronto Hydro, Ontario Power Generation, Clear Blue Technologies, Bombardier, Grasshopper Solar Inc, Elexicon, Veridian, Mircom, and many more.    

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, students will have the option to enter year three of the Energy Systems Engineering Technology program.

Articulation Agreements

Qualified Energy Systems Engineering Technician (Fast-track) Diploma graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow you to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program.

Please note that each partner pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the receiving partner institution.

Partner Institution Degree Program
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors
Bachelor of Science - multiple majors
Bachelor of Computer Science - multiple majors
Davenport University Bachelor of Business Administration - General Business
Lakehead University Honours or Bachelor Degree - multiple majors
Laurentian University Bachelor of Arts
Ontario Tech University (UOIT) Honours Bachelor of Arts - Adult Education and Digital Technology
Seneca College Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
York University Honours Bachelor degree in any major
Honours Environmental Studies
Bachelor of Science - multiple majors

Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.

For pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, please view ONCAT.

Career Outlook

  • Powerline technician
  • Geothermal energy technician
  • Security service technician
  • Wind power technician
  • Solar power technician
  • Manufacturing technician

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

Additional Requirements

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

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.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

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.

International Students

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.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2019.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,721.00 $1,265.35 $3,986.35
International $15,437.50 $1,774.35 $17,211.85

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