Holland College | Energy Systems Engineering Technology



Energy Systems Engineering Technology

Start Date: September
Length: 2 Years
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Diploma, Energy Systems Engineering Technician
  • Grade 12 academic
  • 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.

Fees for the academic year 2019/2020. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

International Student fee is an additional $4000 per year (includes International Health Fee).
International Student fee is due on first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year 2nd Year
Tuition $ 5,087 $ 4,166
Lab Fee $ 200 $ 200
Student Union $ 168 $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 410 $ 410
Fitness Centre Fee $ 80 $ 80
First Aid/WHMIS $ 100 $ –
Graduation Fee $ – $ 100
Total $ 6,045 $ 5,124
1stinstallment due first day of class $ 3,537 $ 3,757
2ndinstallment due January 6 $ 2,508 $ 1,367
Other Program Costs 1st Year 2nd Year
Books $ 750 $ 700
Personal Protective Equipment $ 300 $ –
Total $ 1,050 $ 700

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

Degree Pathways

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

Program Overview

Train to be a renewable technology installer and an energy auditor. Help people make greener choices to 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 monitor the solar, geothermal and building automation systems in Holland College’s CAST building, one of North America’s most energy efficient buildings.

This program is challenging mentally — you need a strong aptitude in math and physics—and physically—there is lots of outdoors work—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.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.

This is a U.S. Federal Aid approved program.



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