Sustainable Energy Technician
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  • Program Length:
  • Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
  • Starts:
  • September

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
  • Grade 12 English (C), (U) or (M)
  • Grade 12 Math (C ), (U) or (M) (MCT4C is highly recommended)
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The Sustainable Energy Technician program prepares graduates to work in both residential and light commercial occupational settings. By completion of the program, students will have gained experience and knowledge enabling them to perform site assessments with the ability to integrate renewable electrical and thermal systems with current existing energy sources. The technician will have an understanding of photovoltaic and wind turbine generating systems as well as solar thermal, geothermal and biomass systems making it possible for graduates to work in sales, marketing or installation and maintenance of these technologies. Students will also graduate with a working knowledge of 'green' building concepts and energy efficient design principles allowing for more efficiency and sustainable systems.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates from this program have a range of skills enabling them to work in a variety of occupational settings including energy consulting firms, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industries or building owners.

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2016-2017 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
BDT100G
3
Environmental Awareness
MTH134
2
Math for Construction I
EET141
6
Electricity
RET103
3
Intro to Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
RET104
3
Intro to Heating & Cooling Systems

Semester 2
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
RET201
3

Introduction to Renewable Electricity Systems
RET202
4

Introduction to Renewable Thermal Systems
RET203
2

Introduction to Energy Efficiency and Management
RET205
2
Electric Machines
RET206
4

Building Envelope Analysis & Heat Load Estimation

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 3
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
RET302
4

Wind Turbine Site Assessment & Installation
ELC103B
2
Canadian Electrical Code - Level I
EET144
3
Intro to Computer Aided Design
RET305
4

Photovoltaic/Solar Thermal Site Assessment & Installation
RET306
3
Energy Use Tracking & Monitoring
RET307
4

Identifying & Evaluating Energy Efficiency Projects

Semester 4
COM210
3
Introduction to Technical Communication
MGN320
3
Management Principles
RET405
4
Alternative Energy Systems
RET406
4

Isolated & Grid-Tied Renewable Electricity Systems
RET407
4

Summarizing & Implementing Energy Efficiency Projects
RET303
4
Geothermal Systems