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Building Automation Systems
 Training Program

About the Course

This course is designed to introduce HVAC Technicians, and others involved in the HVAC industry, to the Fundamentals of HVAC Control Systems. This course 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.

The course discusses electric and electronic control systems used in commercial HVAC systems. Building Automation systems 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 learns BAS advanced implementation strategies regarding energy saving features. This course 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.

Dozens of In-depth multiple field troubleshooting scenarios 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 course, the technician will have covered a minimum 75% of the most frequent service calls on BAS/DDC.

  • The course complies with ANSI/ACCA Quality Installation & Maintenance Standards.
  • The text book is included in the tuition for this program.

Online Self Directed Training

The online program is an academic CTE (Career Technical Education) model. Student support is provided by key student support groups. Student Support Services and Faculty Instructors.

For the Employer (if applicable to your situtation)

  • Employer notification of less than satisfactory performance
  • Reporting to employer on student progress

For the Student

  • Registration into each section in the selected sequence
  • Issuance of Certificate of Completion upon successfully passing each section
  • Online Faculty- mentoring and technical topic assistance directly to the student
  • Business hour communications via email, chat, and phone

Training and Time Management

The online program model is called an ALN (Asynchronous Learning Network). The study is self-directed an ONLINE, done on your schedule at your time and place but must be diligently pursued to complete each course.

The program is self-directed online with a 60-day enrollment per course. Our students can request their course to be placed on hold for up to 6-months.

The best way of getting the look and feel of the program is to schedule a live demonstration with our student registrar team.

Whats Covered In The Program

HVAC Fundamentals

Commercial Building Heating Systems

Commercial Building Cooling Systems

Commercial Air Handling Units

Indoor Air Quality

HVAC System Energy Sources

Control Principles

Electrical/Electronic Control Systems

Systems and Controllers

Operator Interfaces

System Inputs and Outputs

System Installation, Wiring, and Testing

Computer Networks and Web-Based Control

Direct Digital Control Strategies

Supervisory Control Strategies

Retrofit of Existing Systems

Building System Management

Energy Audits and Utility Structures

System Troubleshooting

Interoperability-Advanced Technologies

Building Commissioning

Troubleshooting Tools & Safety
Overview of ‘Typical’ DDC System Today

Input Troubleshooting

Output Troubleshooting

Field Controller Troubleshooting Part 1

Field Controller Troubleshooting Part 2

Basic Web-Based Control Systems

Troubleshooting Part 1

Control Systems Troubleshooting

Typical Field Scenarios

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