Building Environmental Systems - BES™ Operator Class I - 989
One of the most highly recognized certifications for building operations in Canada, the Building Environmental Systems – BES™ program is designed to provide education for the efficient and safe operation and maintenance of today's complex buildings. It is recommended that applicants be employed in building operations.
The BES™ program adheres to the fundamental premise that "the building is a system" in which heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, ventilation, electrical power, lighting, water and air supply are not separate isolated systems but are connected and interdependent. Focus on the knowledge required to understand the functioning of all systems in commercial, office, institutional and residential buildings. There is also a focus on sustainability. The programs look at how buildings can be operated and maintained more efficiently.
Two certificates are offered: Building Environmental Systems - BES™ Operator Class II and Building Environmental Systems – BES™ Operator Class I. Please note you must complete BES™ II before BES™ I.
|Approximately 2 years|
|Cost ** subject to change||
~ $310 per course + textbooks
|Intakes||Fall, Winter, Spring|
|Course Load||5 to 10 hours per week, per course|
View courses available this term under Program of Studies and Course Schedule.
You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.
Admission & Registration
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered. Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.
Completion of Building Environmental Systems – BES™ Operator Class II is required prior to Building Environmental Systems – BES™ Operator Class I.
Program of Studies
The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and Skills.
Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.
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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.
|Register||Course number||Course title||Course Hours|
|N/A||BLDG10700||Building Systems-A Practical Overview||45.00|
|N/A||BLDG10709||Hospital Building Systems||45.00|
|N/A||BLDG10710||Energy Efficiency in Large Buildings||45.00|
|N/A||BLDGBES03||Air Handling & Preventive Maintenance||45.00|
|N/A||HRAPBES02||Air Conditioning And Refrigeration||45.00|
The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.
|Course Code||Course Name||Fall 2021
(Sep to Dec)
(Jan to Apr)
(May to Aug)
|BLDG10700||Building Systems - A Practical Overview||MyCanvas|
|BLDG10709||Hospital Building Systems||MyCanvas|
|BLDG10710||Energy Efficiency in Large Buildings||Classroom|
|BLDGBES03||Air Handling & Preventive Maintenance|
|HRAPBES02||Air Conditioning And Refrigeration||Classroom|
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