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You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).
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The 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.
This program will give you advance credit in the refrigeration trade or engineering-related employment in the technical and professional sector of the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) industry.
To be accepted into this second-year program, you must have completed the one-year Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Refrigeration Technician certificate program or be a Journeyperson Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic. The Building Environmental Systems Technology program provides access to advanced career opportunities not available with the one-year Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Refrigeration Technician certificate.
Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.
Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.
Your studies will focus on the engineering theory and conceptual aspects of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) integration in building systems. Advanced trade-related refrigeration courses are also included
This program provides greater industry access and employment flexibility, and it will enable you to focus your training on a broad range of the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration job market.
Graduates from this program are in high demand as there is a shortage of trained workers. Typical employers include design engineers, building automation companies, energy consultants, product representatives and contractors.
Successful completion of the Building Environmental Systems Technology diploma program will assist graduates with:
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic Apprenticeship Program
Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) recognizes graduates of the BEST diploma program for technical training credit for periods 3 and 4 towards certification in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic (RACM) trade. Full credit is granted upon successful challenge of corresponding technical examination for periods 3 and 4 of the RACM trade.
Bachelor of Technology Program, NAIT
Graduates are eligible to enter NAIT's Bachelor of Technology (BTech) program, and can earn their BTech degree with just two additional years of full-time studies.
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International students are eligible to enroll in the Building Environmental Systems program and are also eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit program (PGWPP). Please note, Alberta apprenticeship is a training program that is limited to Canadian citizens or Permanents Residents of Canada.
Temporary visa holders (such as those participating on the PGWPP) do not meet the eligibility requirements and are not able to register through the on-line apprenticeship registration system.
The Building Environmental Systems Technology program focuses on the engineering theory and conceptual aspects of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration
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