Building Automation Systems

The Building Automation Systems program is eligible for Learn & Work funding to cover the cost of tuition. Utah residency is required.

Building Automation Systems includes Level 1 and Level 2 certificates. This BAS Level 1 comprehensive training program covers the functions a BAS Contractor performs on a project and the major phases of a typical BAS project; describes how controllers and devices are organized into various levels of a generalized controls pyramid; programs the Easy I/O controller to include all necessary inputs and monitoring devices commonly used in BAS industry; and conducts commissioning and loop-tuning activities of a typical building automation control system.

Occupation

Salary / Monthly Openings

Entry-Level Wages: $12.68 | Median Wages: $19.47
Openings: 267
Entry-Level Wages: $15.74 | Median Wages: $27.43
Openings: 45
Entry-Level Wages: $12.63 | Median Wages: $19.45
Openings: 250

Certification

  • 3 courses
  • 42 weeks
  • $1,404.53
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  • 2 courses
  • 25 weeks
  • $998.50
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Individual Classes

Title Time Commitment Investment
Building Automation Systems Fundamentals 15 Weeks | 1x a week $312.25
Building Automation Systems Basic Electrical Concepts 12 Weeks | Self-paced $499.25
Building Automation Systems Devices & Control Theory 15 Weeks | 1x a week $595
Building Automation Systems Networking 10 Weeks | 1x a week $499.25
Building Automation Systems Logic & Programming 15 Weeks | 1x a week $499.25

Benefits

Companies are actively recruiting our graduates. Program completers are employable in the field after training.

Since upwards of 40% of pollution comes from buildings, BAS Technicians help make buildings more comfortable, efficient, and improve air quality.

Hands-on training from industry professionals

Excellent career step-up for people in building maintanence, HVAC professionals, and existing BAS technicians looking to hone their skills.

FAQ

* Are there any required pre-requisites?

- For Level 1 certificate courses, there are no formal pre-requisites. Having knowledge of or a background in HVAC is very helpful. Completion of Level 1 courses is required before taking Level 2 certificate courses.

* What kind of professional background do I need?

- Students commonly come to the program from backgrounds in building maintenance, building operations, or HVAC. But we’ve had everyone from recent high school graduates, to working tradesmen, to professional engineers successfully complete the BAS Level 1 Certificate.

* How long does it take to complete training?

- Level 1 courses are taken concurrently and completed in 15 weeks. Level 2 courses are taken consecutively and take another 15 weeks to complete.

* What is covered in the training?

- Level 1 Certificate will help you get started in this growing industry. Courses cover fundamentals of a Building Automation System, including electrical concepts, devices and controls theory. Level 2 Certificate will help you move ahead, gaining a greater understanding of specific computer systems, networking, logic and programming.

* Do I need to complete the Level 1 and Level BAS Certificates?

- Employers tell us there is value in completing both Level 1 and Level 2 certificates, but graduates of the Level 1 certificate are immediately employable in the field.

* Is there placement assistance?

- We average about 1 employer a month looking to hire our graaduates. We direct employers to our site on Handshake and encourage our graduates to register there as well.

* How much are books?

- Textbook cost for the Level 1 Certification program is typically around $200. Textbooks for the Level 2 Certification program are typically $50.

* Do I need to be a current student at SLCC to take classes?

- No, the BAS certificate classes are considered non-credit classes. You do not need to be a current student to enroll in them

* Where are the classes held?

- Classes are held on the Miller Campus at 9750 S 300 West in Sandy, in the Miller Corporate Partnership Center building

* Can I get credit for prior industry experience and/or learning?

- You can! For information, please email Paul Jones.

* Is there funding assistance for companies who want to send more than one student?

- Qualified companies can apply for Custom Fit funding if they want to send multiple students through the Building Automation Systems certificates. For more information, visit Custom Fit Funding (link to corporate-training/funding-resources/custom-fit-funding.

Funding

100% funding for Level 1 available through Bank of America Grant

Contact: Paul Jones | 801-957-5373 | paul.jones@slcc.edu

100% funding for Level 2 available through Learn & Work

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Contact

Paul Jones | 801-957-5373 | paul.jones@slcc.edu