Building Automation Systems Program (BAS)

100% Online Building Automation Certification Training

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Building Automation Certification Training

The Building Automation Systems (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.

Upon successful completion of this Building Automation training 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

I. 151 Building Automation Systems I
a. Building and HVAC Systems
b. Air Circulation and Air Quality
c. Control System Characteristics
d. Process Characteristics and Control Systems
II. Control System Components
III. Control System Categories
IV. 152 Building Automation Systems II
a. Psychrometrics
b. Pneumatic Control Basics
c. Pneumatic Controls
d. Electric Controls
e. Electronic Controls Fundamentals
f. Microprocessor Based/DDC
V. 153 Building Automation Systems DDC Networking I
a. Introduction to Networks
b. OSI and Other Network Models
c. Taking It From the Topology
d. Stringing It All Together
e. Transporting Data
f. Network Addressing
VI. 154 Building Automation Systems DDC Networking II
a. Control Drawings
b. DDC Controller Fundamentals
c. DDC Systems Architecture
d. BACnet
e. Open Systems and LonWorks Platform
f. Specifications
VII. 155 Building Automation Systems GUI Points
a. Operator Interface Methods
b. Scheduling
c. Chilled Water System Controls
d. Condenser Water Controls
e. Hot Water System Controls
f. Air Handling Units Controls
g. Basic Programming Logic 1
h. Basic Programming Logic 2
i. Chilled Water Systems Programming
j. Condenser Water Systems Programming
k. Hot Water Systems Programming
l. Air Handling Programming
VIII. 156 Building automation Systems Basic DDC Programming

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.


Bob Recko
Bob Recko has 42 years experience in the HVACR Industry and 34 in the classroom, with the insight that only experience can deliver.

Bob is Licensed by the Commonwealth OF Massachusetts DESE as an HVACR Instructor.He earned a Certificate in Air Conditioning and refrigeration Technology from Northeast Institute of Industrial Technology. He holds a MA Refrigeration License, EPA 608 Universal Certification, ARI ICE Certification in Commercial Refrigeration, he earned a Certificate of Professional Achievement in HVAC Design from Northeastern University, he is an OSHA 10 Hour and 30 Hour Trainer.


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

This program has no specific requirements and may be taken on any PC or MAC with a web browser.

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