Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
Our Energy Systems Engineering Technology (Co-op) (Fast-Track) program gives direct access to qualified college or university graduates into year two (semester three) of this three-year advanced diploma program so they may receive their Technology advanced diploma in just four semesters.
This college engineering program is concerned with ensuring you gain the fundamental skills to understand energy and its uses in modern society, which is changing its views on energy and the environment and in turn transforming the utility and construction sectors.
The shift in the operating practices of the utility sector is currently opening 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 our homes and businesses. The construction industry has also adopted a host of new green building initiatives that are quickly increasing awareness and the use of sustainable, integrated architecture and engineering practices for new buildings. Manufactures are providing new products to implement advanced energy control in commercial and residential structures.
The challenges and opportunites you have in this applied science program are to learn how to integrate and use all of these modern sustainable energy technologies in a manner consistent with our urban environments. The program is demanding, but offers a unique blend of technical, managerial and entrepreneurial skills that are highly sought after in modern energy and sustainable building companies.
Professional Technology Year
This program offers an optional professional technology year (PTY), during which academically-qualified students enhance their education by working a full calendar year as paid employees in the field. The experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but ensures you start building a network of valuable contacts for future careers.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
|Course Code||Course Title|
|ENGL-250||Report Writing in a Technical Environment|
|ESET-322||Power Generation 2|
|ESET-323||Distributed Generation and Transmission|
|ESET-324||Geothermal Heat Pumps: Installation and Design|
|ESET-325||Building Automation Systems|
|ESET-328||Energy Storage and Management|
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
- You have access and the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art energy systems.
- A strong focus is placed on practical labs to enhance classroom learning.
- Applied research and development projects promote innovation skills.
- The program's technical curriculum is complemented by project management skills.
Qualified technology 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.
Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in an articulated program with select universities and institutes. These partnerships allows you to apply academic credit towards further study.
Our partners are:
- Athabasca University, Science degree
- Lakehead University, Engineering degree
Recognition as a Certified Engineering Technician/Technologist
The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes the Energy Systems Engineering Technology program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Technologist category.
CTAB Nationally Accredited Program
The Energy Systems Engineering Technology 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).
- Junior energy auditor
- Energy consultant assistant
- Boiler technologist assistant
- Wind/solar technologist
- Power systems supervisor
- Energy analyst
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- College diploma or university degree in a related science or engineering area
- Transcript and resume review
- Centennial College English Skills Assessment (must score 170 or 171 for admission)
- Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment may be requested (applicants will be notified individually)
- Minimum of 80% of courses completed from year one
- A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-170/171
- A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of Semester 2 (this must be maintained for the duration of the program)
- Students must be legally eligible to work in Canada
- Students who meet the above prerequisites will apply to transfer to the co-op program at the end of Semester 2
- Academically qualified students who are accepted into the program will register for COOP221 in Semester 3
Note: Meeting the minimum co-op program requirements does not guarantee admission into the co-op program.
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
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.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Incidental Fees||Total|