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Building Automation Program (BAS)

Online building automation training

This advanced program is designed for HVAC Technicians and others involved in the HVAC industry.  It will begin with the Fundamentals of HVAC Control Systems and move all the way through troubleshooting systems. This program will prepare students with a strong understanding of typical HVAC mechanical systems in a commercial building environment. In turn, the student will gain an understanding of the different types of control systems and concepts used in these commercial buildings.

This Program includes 7 courses with 42 modules and is NATE recognized for 126 hours of Continuing Education Hours (CEHs)

The online building automation training program discusses electric and electronic control systems used in commercial HVAC systems. Building Automation Systems (BAS) are discussed in detail, starting with older systems and proceeding to today’s modern web-based systems. The student learns the types and methods of operator interfaces in commercial buildings, as well as the different types of BAS inputs and outputs in detail.

Moving on, students learn the skills and in-depth understanding needed to install and program typical modern BAS equipment. Instruction is carried out in a vendor-independent manner. VAV terminal box, Air Handling Unit, and Central Boiler/Chiller Plant Programming will be used as examples.

Moving further on, HVAC Technicians and others involved in the HVAC, industry learn BAS advanced implementation strategies regarding energy saving features. This HVAC/R Building Automation Systems (BAS) online training program also equips the technician to perform basic service troubleshooting of BAS and understand the role and structure of interoperable systems including BACNET and LON. The student will then be able to work with commissioning agents to ensure proper BAS operation and implementation.

A series of recorded video lecture presentations included with each learning module are covered in detail in a ‘ride-along in the service van’ format. All scenarios are derived from actual service calls. Upon completion of this HVAC/R Building Automation Systems (BAS) online training program, the technician will have covered a minimum 70% of the most frequent service calls on BAS/DDC.

Upon completion of this program the student will be prepared for the HVAC Excellence Employment Ready Building Automation Technician Certification exam.  This 100-question exam covers: DDC Fundamentals, Building Automation Networks, Building Automation Controllers, Digital Logic and Programming, Sensor Installation and Applications, Actuator Installation and Applications.

Download and review the exam competency and task list here:

HVAC Excellence Competency & Task List for Building Automation Certification

The program complies with ACCA Quality Installation & Maintenance Standards.

  • The textbooks: HVAC Control Systems’ by Ronnie J Auvil 4th Edition. and  HVAC Control Systems Workbook 4th Edition  are included in the tuition for this program and will be shipped to the student.

Courses included in this HVAC/R Building Automation Systems (BAS) online training program:

        422 DDC Bootcamp

    • Overview of typical DDC System Today.
    • Field Controllers.
    • Inputs
    • Outputs
    • Control Strategies and Operator Tasks.
    • Web Based control Systems.

153 HVAC Control Systems Fundamentals

  • HVAC Fundamentals
  • Commercial Building Heating Systems
  • Commercial Building Cooling Systems
  • IAQ and Commercial Air Handling Units
  • HVAC System Energy Sources
  • Control Principles

      154 HVAC Control Systems Types and BAS Basics

  • Control Systems
  • Electrical Control Systems
  • Electronic Control Systems
  • Building Automation Systems and Controllers
  • Operator Interfaces
  • Building Automation System Inputs and Outputs

      155 HVAC BAS Installation and Strategies

  • Building Automation System Installation, Wiring, and Testing
  • Computer Networks and Web Based Control
  • Direct Digital Control Strategies
  • Supervisory Control Strategies
  • Building Automation Retrofit of Existing Systems

      156 HVAC BAS System Management and Advanced Technologies

  • Building System Management
  • Energy Audits and Utility Structures
  • Building Automation System Troubleshooting
  • Building Automation System Interoperability-Advanced Technologies
  • Building Commissioning

      157 HVAC Troubleshooting DDC Systems & Components

  • Troubleshooting Tools & Safety; Overview of ‘Typical’ DDC System Today
  • Input Troubleshooting with Multiple, Typical Field Scenarios
  • Output Troubleshooting with Multiple, Typical Field Scenarios
  • Field Controller Level Troubleshooting Part 1
  • Field Controller Level Troubleshooting Part 2 with Multiple, Typical Field Scenarios
  • Basic Web-Based Control Systems Troubleshooting Part 1
  • Web-Based Control Systems Troubleshooting Part 2 with Multiple, Typical, Field Scenarios

      159 HVACR IT for HVAC Technicians

  • Introduction; Networking Personnel and Networking Basics Part 1
  • Networking Personnel and Networking Basics Part 2
  • HVAC Control System Networks
  • Client Computers
  • Servers
  • Wireless Networking: Hardware Troubleshooting Tools
  • Software Troubleshooting Tools; Troubleshooting Scenarios

Textbooks: HVAC Control Systems’ by Ronnie J Auvil 4th Edition. and  HVAC Control Systems Workbook 4th Edition  are included in the tuition for this program and will be shipped to the student.

Note
For complete individual course descriptions, go to the corresponding course number listed in our Master Catalog.

Each course purchase allows 60 days enrollment to complete. Must obtain a 70% or higher to obtain CEU recognition. Course provides you with a Subject Matter Expert (mentor) to assist with questions and all course materials for the duration of the course.

Note
For complete individual course descriptions, go to the corresponding course number listed in our Master Catalog.

Grades: Students who complete a course with a grade of 70% or higher will receive a certificate of completion for that course. Further, at the end of the program, if both courses are passed with a score of 70% or higher, students will receive a Certificate of Completion for the HVACR Commercial Refrigeration Program. Both courses in the program also carry NATE continuing education credit for technicians maintaining industry certifications.