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Building Environmental Systems Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
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. To be accepted into this second-year diploma program, you must have graduated from the one-year Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Refrigeration (HVACR) Technician certificate program or the one year HVAC Specialist certificate program or have completed the 2nd year Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic apprenticeship program. The Building Environmental Systems Technology program provides access to advanced career opportunities not available with the one-year HVACR Technician certificate.

Office of the Registrar
11762 - 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, T5G2R1, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements


  • Successful completion of 2nd period Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic apprenticeship

Transfer & Credit Options may be available, please see for more information.

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Updated January 25, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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