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Energy Systems Engineering Technology

This program prepares you for a career as a renewable technology installer and an energy auditor, helping people make greener choices for new or existing buildings in order to become more energy efficient. You’ll explore how energy is produced, stored, distributed and used, as well as green building principles for insulation, heating and cooling, electrical, and more. Courses in both 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. You will get hands-on experience in system design and installation of renewable energy technologies. This program offers multiple pathways toward industry affiliated certifications, or you may choose to continue education through a degree pathway.

You will study in our Centre of Applied Science and Technology, one of North America’s most energy efficient buildings. You will have access to the solar and geothermal systems to study and maintain throughout the program.

This program is challenging physically—there is lots of outdoors work—and mentally—you need a strong aptitude in math and physics—but offers plenty of work opportunities upon graduation. 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 to the world we live in? 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

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market. This program provides skills training that falls within the duties described in the following: NOC 2232, NOC 6221.


Open Academic Studies program

Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.

Credit Courses

Interested in taking a credit course but don’t want to register for an entire program? Credit courses provide credit toward a diploma or certificate program. Holland College has a variety of options for studying part time during the day, or, in some instances, in the evening or on the weekend.

Tuition & Fees

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Degree Pathways

This program has degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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