Building Automation and Systems Integration
Smart buildings are the future and you can help lead the way! Explore the paradigm shift in building operations and prepare to unleash sustainable, energy-efficient organizations of tomorrow.

General information

Program code
2 Semesters (1 Year)
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Work integrated learning
1 Co-op Work Term

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2021 Barrie

Program description

Building automation and systems integration is critical to the work of technicians, technologists, engineers, and designers. In this program, students gain the knowledge and experience to transform and lead organizations in the efficient use of energy and resources.  In multidisciplinary teams, students develop innovative projects that reduce waste, and make better use of limited natural resources. With a focus on facilities efficiency, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, building automation, and systems integration, students enhance their understanding of efficient building systems. Students acquire the skills and knowledge to develop integrated systems that involve the complex interconnectedness of people, processes, resources, and technologies.

Career opportunities

Graduates may find work in the public sector, private sector and in non-government organizations.  As well, graduates may work as entrepreneurs in the areas of energy auditing, carbon auditing, facilities and equipment design, or retrofitting, analyzing, installing, and maintaining building automation systems. Graduates may also choose to leverage their new skills and understanding of HVAC-R systems, automation, network communication, project management, and system integration when returning to their previous disciplines or careers.

Admission information

Admission requirements

  • Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, degree or equivalent with a focus on business, computing and/or technology OR
  • Ontario College Certificate with three years of related work experience OR
  • One of the following Ontario College of Trades certificates or equivalent, and a letter verifying three years of employment as a tradesperson:
    • Electric motor system technician (446A)
    • Electrical control (machine) builder (617A)
    • Electrician - construction and maintenance (309A)
    • Electrician - domestic and rural (309C)
    • Electrician (signal maintenance) (289F)
    • Electronic service technician (416E)
    • Elevating devices mechanic (636E)
    • Industrial electrician (442A)
    • Information technology - hardware technician (634B)
    • Information technology - network technician (634C)
    • Network cabling specialist (631A)
    • Refrigeration and air conditioning systems mechanic (refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic) (313A)
    • Residential air conditioning systems mechanic (313D)

Admission details

Prior experience or training in control theory, electrical and electronic controls, HVAC, networking, coding, or information management is recommended.


Program-specific Courses

  • BASE 1001 - Building Automation and Systems Integration 1
    (Semester 1 / 56 hours)
  • BASE 1002 - Building Automation CAD
    (Semester 1 / 56 hours)
  • BASE 1003 - Building Science
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • BASE 1004 - Coding Basics
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • BASE 1005 - Facilities Automation and Controls Technology 1
    (Semester 1 / 56 hours)
  • BASE 1006 - Networking and Security Basics
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • BASE 1007 - Building Automation and Systems Integration 2
    (Semester 2 / 56 hours)
  • BASE 1009 - Facilities Automation and Controls 2
    (Semester 2 / 56 hours)
  • BASE 1010 - HVAC Automation Technology
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • BASE 1011 - Principles of Control Theory
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • BASE 1012 - Project Management
    (Semester 2 / 56 hours)
  • BASE 1013 - Microgrid Systems
    (Semester 2 / 56 hours)
  • COOP 1055 - Building Automation and Systems Integration Work Term
    (560 hours)