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Energy Systems Engineering Technology

Train to be a renewable technology installer and an energy auditor. Help people make greener choices that make buildings more energy efficient. Explore how energy is produced, stored, distributed and used, and learn green building principles for insulation, heating and cooling,
electrical, and more. Courses in residential and commercial energy auditing, building science, solar photovoltaic, and bioenergy systems ensure you have the theoretical and practical  knowledge you’ll need in the field. This program offers multiple pathways to industry-affiliated  certifications.

You will study and maintain the solar and geothermal systems in Holland College’s CAST building, one of North America’s most energy efficient buildings.

This program is challenging physically—there is lots of outdoors work—and mentally—you need a strong aptitude in math and physics—but offers graduates plenty of work opportunities. You can also apply for a five-year equivalency toward your Certified Energy Manager designation with the Association of Engineers by taking an additional week of training and writing an exam to become an Energy Manager in Training (EMIT).

When you graduate, you will also be eligible to take the Entry Level Exam in both Solar Photovoltaic (PV) and Solar Thermal offered by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).  You can also consider furthering your education by pursuing your Bachelor of Applied Management degree.

Are you ready for an exciting career that makes a real difference? Call us for more information, or apply today.

This is a US Federal Aid Approved program.

Program Facts

Start: September
Length: 2 years
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Diploma, Energy Systems Engineering Technician
Minimum passing grade per course:

Graduates of this program will have the prerequisites to qualify for the certification processes of the Energy Manager in Training (EMIT) designation and subsequent Certified Energy Manager (CEM) designation through the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).

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Admission Requirements

  • Academic Grade 12
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

Note: Preference will be given to applicants with academic Grade 12 math and Grade 11 or 12 physics.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Design, sales, technical support or installation for energy equipment manufacturers, dealers or installers
  • Energy management companies
  • Engineering and architectural firms
  • General contractors
  • Energy site developers
  • Energy intensive industries
  • Municipalities
  • Real estate developers


Tuition & Fees

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Degree Pathways

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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