Building Automation Systems Program (BAS)

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The BAS Online Certificate Program provides entry level knowledge for those aspiring to become Direct Digital Controls (DDC) Technicians. It starts with the fundamentals of building controls and then works through general web based DDC networking knowledge. Next, it is on to control drawing fundamentals and a simulated Graphic User Interface (GUI) used to practice troubleshooting and DDC point identification. Finally, students are introduced to some common types of DDC programming. The last two courses of the program allow students to practice applying DDC technology to common pieces of commercial HVAC equipment. Upon successful completion of a course (a score of 75% or higher), students are registered into the next one and receive a certificate of completion.

 

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Understand the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and air quality control systems used in today's modern buildings.
  • Know the terminology and science at work behind indoor environmental control systems.
  • Become familiar with both analog and digital HVAC control systems and their components
  • Identify and understand the operation of analog and digital systems controls.
  • Become familiar with installation, service and troubleshooting methods relating to HVAC  controls systems.
  • Identify the differences between control system types and application decisions implemented when designing, installing and operating Building Automation Systems.

 

100% online and instuctor facilitated.  MyCAA Approved for military spouses.  Financial Assistance is Available.

Other online certificate courses from World Education.net:

  • 151 Building Automation Systems I
  • A good understanding of common HVAC systems is a prerequisite for this course. Building controls are very different from the typical controls found in most residential and commercial systems and equipment. Technicians should have a sense of what a building complex consists of, what control systems consist of, what control requirements need to be met and what choices are available in building design to meet the needs of the building. Instruction aligns with ANSI/ACCA Quality Installation & Maintenance Standards. The Honeywell Engineering Manual is included in this course as a downloadable file.
    • Building and HVAC Systems
    • Air Circulation and Air Quality
    • Control System Characteristics
    • Process Characteristics and Control Systems
    • Control System Components
    • Control System Categories
  • 152 Building Automation Systems II
  • This course is an introduction to the primary concepts that lead to the dominant building controls systems, DDC and all its variants including Energy Management. Instruction aligns with ANSI/ACCA Quality Installation & Maintenance Standards.
    • Psychrometrics
    • Pneumatic Control Basics
    • Pneumatic Controls
    • Electric Controls
    • Electronic Controls Fundamentals
    • Microprocessor Based/DDC
  • 153 Building Automation Systems DDC Networking I
  • This course is designed to introduce HVACR Technicians, and others involved in the HVACR industry, to basic networking concepts and terminology. This course will help those desiring to work in the building automation field, to establish a strong foundation of standard network terminology and concepts. Instruction aligns with ANSI/ACCA Quality Installation & Maintenance Standards.
    • Introduction to Networks
    • OSI and Other Network Models
    • Taking It From the Topology
    • Stringing It All Together
    • Transporting Data
    • Network Addressing
  • 154 Building Automation Systems DDC Networking II
  • This course is designed to introduce HVACR Technicians, and others involved in the HVACR industry to Direct Digital Controls networking types, concepts, and terminology. Instruction aligns with ANSI/ACCA Quality Installation & Maintenance Standards.
    • Control Drawings
    • DDC Controller Fundamentals
    • DDC Systems Architecture
    • BACnet
    • Open Systems and LonWorks Platform
    • Specifications
  • 155 Building Automation Systems GUI Points
  • This course is designed to introduce HVACR Technicians, and others involved in the HVACR industry, to the common types of interfaces used with DDC networks. The most common web based interface will be simulated and used by the student. Basic energy management strategies for several HVAC systems are also covered. The students will use a Graphic User Interface (GUI) and control drawings to identify hardware and software points on common commercial HVAC equipment. Instruction aligns with ANSI/ACCA Quality Installation & Maintenance Standards.
    • Operator Interface Methods
    • Scheduling
    • Chilled Water System Controls
    • Condenser Water Controls
    • Hot Water System Controls
    • Air Handling Units Controls
  • This course is designed to introduce HVACR Technicians and others involved in the HVACR industry to the fundamentals of programming logic. The students will learn about logic flow diagrams, and some of the different types of programming found in the industry. The student will also study the programming logic of the systems covered in 155. Instruction aligns with ANSI/ACCA Quality Installation & Maintenance Standards.
    • Basic Programming Logic 1
    • Basic Programming Logic 2
    • Chilled Water Systems Programming
    • Condenser Water Systems Programming
    • Hot Water Systems Programming
    • Air Handling Programming 
  • 156 Building automation Systems Basic DDC Programming
  • This course is designed to introduce HVACR Technicians and others involved in the HVACR industry to the fundamentals of programming logic. The students will learn about logic flow diagrams, and some of the different types of programming found in the industry. The student will also study the programming logic of the systems covered in 155. Instruction aligns with ANSI/ACCA Quality Installation & Maintenance Standards.
    • Basic Programming Logic 1
    • Basic Programming Logic 2
    • Chilled Water Systems Programming
    • Condenser Water Systems Programming
    • Hot Water Systems Programming
    • Air Handling Programming 
Languages
English
Length
108.00 hours
Course Access Time


The program is made up of a combination of 7 modules. Students receive access to each module for 60 days. Upon successful completion of the module they are moved to the next module in the series and receive a new 60-day enrollment term. This process is repeated until the program is complete. Students who do not finish a module in the 60 days may request an extension, fees may apply.

Instructor

 

My Name is Val Rael and I am one of the LIVE faculty.  I have been in the HAVC trade since 1973, beginning when I finished my program from West Valley College in Woodland Hills, California.  I got my first job with Sears Roebuck as a service tech, and in those years (1973) $5.25 an hour was great money, to start.  I stayed with Sears for 20 yrs and after that I started my own service business, and still have it still today.  In the HVACR trade you have to study all sides of the industry so you can always have a job.  I have never been laid off or without work since 1973 thank God, for that.  This is an outstanding trade that you can always have work!   I am here to assist all my students with the knowledge I have gained through all these years of experience and learning.

My hobbies are hunting, and fresh water fishing, moto-cross and desert racing, playing guitar and singing.  See you in class.

 

Prerequisites/Audience


A good understanding of common HVAC systems is a prerequisite for this course. Students who are interested in learning about building automation and designing, installing and operating building automation systems.

Requirements/Materials Included

Computers that support the following browsers are adequate. While high-speed Internet is recommended, you can still take courses online using the ol’ “dial-up” method. 

  • Internet Explorer (v5.5 or later)
  • Firefox (all versions)
  • Sea Monkey (all versions)
  • Netscape (v7 or later)
  • Safari
  • Opera

Most computers purchased in the last 4-5 years have most of what is required.