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HVAC/R Controls/Building Automation Systems

This course is designed for HVACR technicians, facility managers, and commercial maintenance technicians who have already completed an educational course for HVACR and/or have current industry work experience in the field. The course will build on your existing knowledge of HVACR fundamentals and equipment and help you learn HVACR Controls and Building Automation Systems.

The course modules were written by Ron Auvil who is the Author of HVAC Control Systems, American Technical Publishers. Ron also teaches these topics in a series of recorded video lecture presentations included with each learning module.

6 Months / 90 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

Purchase College, SUNY

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Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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HVAC/R Controls/Building Automation Systems

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES752

What You Will Learn
  • Identify and describe typical uses of the following sensors in a commercial building
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and describe the function and operation of BAS and Controllers and Operator Interfaces
  • Demonstrate the proper procedures to install and test BAS to include mounting, power supplies, communication networks, input/output wiring, and wireless systems
  • Demonstrate typical building system management functions including alarms, data trending, graphics, and maintenance management software
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 90 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Develop your skills to work as a controls technician, HVACR technician, or facilities maintenance technician
  • Build on your existing knowledge of HVACR fundamentals and equipment and help you learn HVACR Controls and Building Automation Systems
  • Access video lectures to further your understanding of the course
  • Set yourself apart from competitors by developing advanced knowledge of HVACR best practices


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153 HVACR Control Systems Fundamentals

Learn HVAC fundamentals, commercial building heating and cooling systems, IAQ and commercial air handling units, HVAC system energy sources, and control principles.

154 HVACR Control System Types and BAS Basics

Study control systems, electrical and electronic control systems, building automation systems and controllers, operator interfaces, and building automation system inputs and outputs.

155 HVACR BAS Installation and Strategies

Explore building automation system installation, computer networks, web-based control, direct digital control strategies, supervisory control strategies, and retrofitting existing systems.

156 HVACR BAS System Management and Advanced Technologies

Explore building system management, energy audits, utility structures, and building automation systems.

157 Troubleshooting DDC Systems

Learn about troubleshooting tools and safety, input troubleshooting with multiple scenarios, and output troubleshooting with typical field scenarios.

157 Components Course

Complete the course by learning about field controller level troubleshooting, basic web-based control systems troubleshooting, and web-based control systems troubleshooting.

  1. 153 HVACR Control Systems Fundamentals
    1. HVAC Fundamentals
    2. Commercial Building Heating Systems
    3. Commercial Building Cooling Systems
    4. IAQ and Commercial Air Handling Units
    5. HVAC System Energy Sources
    6. Control Principles
  2. 154 HVACR Control System Types and BAS Basics
    1. Control Systems
    2. Electrical Control Systems
    3. Electronic Control Systems
    4. Building Automation Systems and Controllers
    5. Operator Interfaces
    6. Building Automation System Inputs and Outputs
  3. 155 HVACR BAS Installation and Strategies
    1. Building Automation System Installation, Wiring, and Testing
    2. Computer Networks and Web Based Control
    3. Direct Digital Control Strategies
    4. Supervisory Control Strategies
    5. Building Automation Retrofit of Existing Systems
  4. 156 HVACR BAS System Management and Advanced Technologies
    1. Building System Management
    2. Energy Audits and Utility Structures
    3. Building Automation System Troubleshooting
    4. Building Automation System Interoperability-Advanced Technologies
    5. Building Commissioning
  5. 157 Troubleshooting DDC Systems & Components Course
    1. Troubleshooting Tools & Safety; Overview of 'Typical' DDC System Today
    2. Input Troubleshooting with Multiple, Typical Field Scenarios
    3. Output Troubleshooting with Multiple, Typical Field Scenarios
    4. Field Controller Level Troubleshooting Part 1
    5. Field Controller Level Troubleshooting Part 2 with Multiple, Typical Field Scenarios
    6. Basic Web-Based Control Systems Troubleshooting Part 1
    7. Web-Based Control Systems Troubleshooting Part 2 with Multiple, Typical, Field Scenarios
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Instructors & Support

Ron Auvil

Ron Auvil is a Staff Instructor for He has 38 years of HVAC and Controls Experience, which includes 35 years of teaching experience. He has worked as a senior controls technician for Johnson Controls and taught HVAC controls classes across the United States for Johnson Controls, Honeywell, and others. He also wrote the definitive textbook on pneumatic and DDC control systems (HVAC Control Systems, 3rd Edition from American Technical Publishers).




To enroll in this course you must have completed an educational course for HVACR and/or have current industry work experience in the field.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari (Firefox or Chrome are recommended).
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:

  • HVAC Control Systems


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When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.

How can I get more information about this course?

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