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Building Systems Technology

Code 221.C0
SectorBuildings and Public Works (07)
CUISEP code453-700.CP
Number of credits91 2/3
StatusProgram approved in 2003
Educational organizations offering the program
This program is offered in French: 
Technologie de la mécanique du bâtiment

Program objectives

The Building Systems Technology program trains technicians to ensure the proper functioning of building systems and to manage the related energy costs. Building systems technicians work on plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and fire protection systems, some of which are equipped with electrical controls and automatic control circuits.

Length of training

Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.

Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.

Admission conditions

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

Must have passed the following secondary-level course(s):
• Sec. IV TS or S – Secondary IV Mathematics: Technical and Scientific (564426) or Science (565426) Options
• Sec. IV EST or SE – Secondary IV Environmental Science and Technology (558404) or Science and the Environment (558402)

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Construction estimators (2234)
Construction inspectors (2264)
Drafting technologists and technicians (2253)
Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians (2232)
Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade (6221)

Job titles

engineering draftsperson
mechanical estimator – construction
building inspector
technical salesperson – wholesale
HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems specialist
mechanical engineering technician

Labour market relation

In the work force   (Information from the MEES)

Program content

Number or code Statement of the competency
01UJ To analyze the job function
01UK To take responsibility for health and safety
01UL To analyze the stresses, forces and loads applied to building mechanical systems
01UM To analyze the conditions for fluid flow in building systems
01UN To use a computerized workstation
01UP To interpret drawings and specifications
01UQ To solve problems related to building systems using mathematical principles
01UR To establish relationships between the operation of plumbing and piping systems
01US To check the operation of electrical control circuits
01UT To establish relationships between heating systems and their operation
01UU To establish relationships between ventilation and air conditioning systems and their operation
01UV To establish relationships between refrigeration systems and their operation
01UW To determine the technical specifications for automatic system control systems
01UX To operate systems
01UY To consult the regulations
01UZ To check that the technical drawings and specifications comply with regulations
01V0 To prepare technical drawings of systems
01V1 To establish work relations
01V2 To design plumbing and piping systems
01V3 To design heating systems
01V4 To design ventilation and air conditioning systems
01V5 To design refrigeration systems
01V6 To supervise system maintenance
01V7 To balance hydraulic and pneumatic components of building mechanical systems
01V8 To estimate costs related to building mechanical systems
01V9 To perform technical sales tasks
01VA To optimize the operation of building mechanical systems
01VB To coordinate the installation of a system
Number of contact hours allotted to specific training: 2010