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Building Environmental Systems


Faculty:School of Skilled Trades
Field of Study:Heating, AC and Refrig. Tech./Technician
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,319
International: $19,800

Cost per credit is $239 (for Domestic students) and $925 (for International students). Tuition cap per semester is $2,167 (Domestic) and $8,993 (International). Additional fees apply.

Careers:Refrigeration and Air Conditioning MechanicsOil and Solid Fuel Heating MechanicsAppliance Servicers/Technicians


NAIT's Building Environmental Systems Technology program will teach you the engineering theory and conceptual aspects of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) integration in building systems. Students will analysis, design, install and commission HVACR controls and equipment. Emphasis of the program will be placed on using the latest industry specific software to design building mechanical systems. Analyzing, commissioning and trouble shooting building automation control systems will also be focused on.

A pathway into apprenticeship; a graduate of this program will receive recognition towards the 3rd period of technical training in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic (RACM) apprenticeship program. Graduates will receive full recognition towards the 3rd period of RACM once they successfully challenge the 3rd period trade qualifications exam and obtain their on the job training hours.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Successful completion of HVAC certificate or HVAC and Refrigeration Technician certificate.
    Minimum GPA of 2.3

    Or Journeyman in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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