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Building Environmental Systems Operator - Class II Certificate - Part-time

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  • Objectives
    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. These courses are recognized by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and the Toronto Building Superintendents Association (TBSA). Upon successful completion of this program students will receive a Conestoga College Certificate.
  • Entry requirements
    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.
  • Academic Title
    Building Environmental Systems Operator - Class II Certificate
  • Course description
    BES1010      Building Systems - A Practical Overview (BES 700)
    Description: This practical subject is designed to offer students an overview of building systems, enabling students to relate to the operation of a building in a safe, energy efficient and environmentally conscious manner.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    BES1020     Heating (BES 701)
    Description: This is an introduction to the operation and maintenance of boilers, burners, heating pipe systems and plumbing details, as well as the theory of combustion and the fundamentals of heat loss and heat gain in buildings.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    BES1030     Air Conditioning And Refrigeration (BES 702)

    Description: This course assists the building operator in understanding the function of air conditioning and refrigeration with respect to equipment maintenance, operation and design. It includes reciprocating and centrifugal equipment. Concentration is on the theory of centrifugal plants as well as their operation and maintenance and auxiliary components. The course also deals with the basic refrigeration cycle, definitions, psychrometrics, reciprocating machines, receivers and condensers. Absorption plants are covered in the latter portion of the course.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    BES1040     Air Handling (BES 703)
    Description: This course introduces the student to air handling systems and their component parts including fans, filters, coils, ductwork and air supply terminals. The course also deals with indoor air quality as well as processes to evaluate and solve air quality issues. It also includes a discussion on waste management.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    BES1050     Electrical (BES 704)
    Description: This Electrical course is designed to offer text and classroom experiences to students to assist them in the operation of electrical systems in buildings in a safe, energy efficient, economical and environmentally conscious manner. This course includes a study of electrical systems, motor controls and wiring diagrams, calculation of loads and charges and power consumption. It covers circuits, measurements, symbols, schematics and meters. It also covers AC current, motors, starters, protection devices, distribution, safety and an introduction to electronics and digital technology.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    BES1060     Controls (BES 705)
    Description: A basic background is provided on automatic controls (pneumatic and electronic), including how they work and how they are applied and interconnected. Types of controls, control devices, control drawings and calibration of controllers are some of the topics covered.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    BES1070     Water Treatment (BES 706)
    Description: This course is designed to provide an understanding of water treatment and covers terminology, elementary water chemistry, hot water and chilled water systems, cooling tower condenser systems and steam boiler systems. It also deals with the application of a water treatment system to industrial and commercial properties and touches on humidifiers, domestic water systems, swimming pool systems and solar heating systems.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

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