Building Systems Technology






Bâtiment et travaux publics

Number of credits

91 2/3

Number of contact hours allotted for specific training

1365 Hours


Program approved in 2003

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.

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)

Job titles

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

Program content

Number or codeCourse Name / Competency
01UJTo analyze the job function
01UKTo take responsibility for health and safety
01ULTo analyze the stresses, forces and loads applied to building mechanical systems
01UMTo analyze the conditions for fluid flow in building systems
01UNTo use a computerized workstation
01UPTo interpret drawings and specifications
01UQTo solve problems related to building systems using mathematical principles
01URTo establish relationships between the operation of plumbing and piping systems
01USTo check the operation of electrical control circuits
01UTTo establish relationships between heating systems and their operation
01UUTo establish relationships between ventilation and air conditioning systems and their operation
01UVTo establish relationships between refrigeration systems and their operation
01UWTo determine the technical specifications for automatic system control systems
01UXTo operate systems
01UYTo consult the regulations
01UZTo check that the technical drawings and specifications comply with regulations
01V0To prepare technical drawings of systems
01V1To establish work relations
01V2To design plumbing and piping systems
01V3To design heating systems
01V4To design ventilation and air conditioning systems
01V5To design refrigeration systems
01V6To supervise system maintenance
01V7To balance hydraulic and pneumatic components of building mechanical systems
01V8To estimate costs related to building mechanical systems
01V9To perform technical sales tasks
01VATo optimize the operation of building mechanical systems
01VBTo coordinate the installation of a system