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Building Automation Control 

               Building Automation Control Certificate of Achievement
The Building Automation Control Certificate offers the students the opportunity to learn the academic, occupational, communication, and technical training skills needed by entry level technicians in the commercial Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry. Students completing this certificate will develop multiple skills that include real-world knowledge of: Fundamentals of electricity, physics for building science, building commissioning, schematic and blueprint reading, mechanical and electrical devices, hardware and software for building technicians, digital controls, control networks and programming, BAS system installation, service, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting, automated HVAC system controls, energy management system controls, and lighting and security system controls. This curriculum was developed in collaboration with several community colleges and industry partners to provide a path to various commercial Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) career areas.
George Brown gjbrown@collegeofthedesert.edu; 760-568-3238
Ramiro Galicia rgalicia@collegeofthedesert.edu; 760-674-7833


Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
ACR 60 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I 3
ACR 64 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration  Electricity I 3
ACR 65 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration  Electricity II 3
ACR 76 Facilities Maintenance – Chillers 3
ACR 90 Building Automation Fundamentals 3
ACR 91 Advanced Building Control Networks 3
ACR 92 Advanced Building Automation Networks and Programming 3