Courses

Building Automation Systems (BAS) Fire and Alarm Systems course is one of four courses designed for entry-level building automation systems technicians. Students will be introduced to how to read engineering plans for circuit plans for fire and alarm systems, understand the functions of security access and control systems, and know how security systems integrate with other building systems.


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Certificate Programs

The 150-hour Building Automation Systems Level 1 certificate program includes three required courses. This program addresses the competencies outlined by the Building Automation Systems industry and covers basic core knowledge and skills required for entry-level positions. Each course content aligns with national industry-recognized standards. A core knowledge and skills certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of all required courses in this program. This training is appropriate for those new to the industry, transitioning from a related discipline or professionals wanting refresher courses. Successful completion of this three-course program qualifies the student for the BAS Level I Certificate
The 50-hour Building Automation Systems Level 2 certificate program includes two required courses. This program addresses the Network, Logic and Programing processes outlined by the Building Automation Systems industry and covers basic core knowledge and skills required for entry-level positions. Each course content aligns with national industry-recognized standards. A core knowledge and skills certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of all required courses in this program. This training is appropriate for those transitioning from a related discipline or professionals wanting refresher courses. Successful completion of this two-course program qualifies the student for a BAS Level II Certificate.
The 60-hour Energy Efficient Lighting program addresses the competencies outlined by the Illuminating Engineering Society and covers basic core knowledge and skills required for entry-level positions and is aligned with national industry-recognized standards. Students completing this certificate will be able to evaluate an existing lighting system and prepare an audit report and analyze the data gathered including illuminance calculations. Successful completion of this program qualifies students for the Energy Efficient Lighting Certificate.Students can qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEU's) through the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).
This series introduces students to commercial HVAC equipment, understanding how they work, are controlled and how to operate more efficiently. Systems are analyzed and evaluated both theoretically and in real-world settings. As a result of this training, students will be able to describe the operations of various types of HVAC systems typically installed in commercial buildings, draw a schematic and identify the major components of the heating and air conditioning systems for single zone units, calculate heat transfer rates resulting from circulating air, and calculate building heat gains and losses at various outdoor temperatures and times. Successful completion of this three-course program will qualify the student for HVAC Energy Optimization Certificate.
The Lineworker Apprenticeship program is designed to provide related technical instruction for students currently employed as apprentice lineworkers in the power transmission and distribution industry. A lineworker constructs, maintains, and repairs the transmission and distribution network required to deliver electric power to customers. The program covers topics related to construction, maintenance, and operation of underground and overhead electrical systems.
The Lineworker Pre-Apprenticeship program provides students with the core knowledge and fundamental skills necessary for entry-level positions in the electric industry. Traditionally, craft or technician positions of this nature require employees to complete an apprentice program. Apprenticeship programs meet the training needs of employees currently working in the industry. The Lineworker Pre-Apprentice certificate program prepares those desiring employment in this critical industry by teaching the skills and understanding of what it takes to be an apprentice. Students who successfully complete this program will be equipped with superior entry-level skills for a variety of electric sector positions.
The Meter Apprenticeship program is designed to provide related technical instruction for students currently employed as apprentice meter technicians in the electric power industry. A meter technician installs and maintains single and poly-phase electric meters and performs meter maintenance and accuracy testing in accordance with Meter Quality System requirements and industry standards. Meter technicians may also work on substations and co-generation metering. The program covers topics such as the safe installation, calibration, maintenance, and repair of electric meters and associated equipment.
This 4 hour workshop meets in person on 1 Saturday. students will learn and experience the basic process of designing, installing and commissioning a commercial grid-tied PV system. Course approved for 4 hours DOPL re-licensing credit and NABCEP re-certification credit.
This 45-hour hybrid course meets 5 times via live-webinar or in-person, with the rest of the content online over a 10-week period. Students who complete this course will be able to model safe practices while working with Photovoltaic (PV) systems; integrate or adapt mechanical and electrical designs for residential and commercial systems; complete the installation of a model system and perform a system checkout, inspection, and troubleshoot any problems that may arise; analyze existing systems and determine appropriate battery- bank size, identify potential problems, and determine appropriate solutions; and create a presentation to include site survey data, components, pricing, system design one-line diagrams. Upon successful completion of this one-course program a student can earn the Solar Installation Certificate. Students must complete the Solar Sales Certificate first. ?Upon successful completion of the Solar Installation Certificate Program, students may qualify for entry-level positions, including Solar Technician, Solar Systems Installer, Solar Sales Representative, or Solar Maintenance Technician.
This 4-hour workshop meets in person on one Saturday and reviews the current NEC codes and requirements that govern solar installations. As a result of this training students will be able to: Identify current NEC codes that govern solar installation; identify most recent additions or revisions to previous NEC codes; locate codes that apply to ongoing projects and daily usage.
The Solar PV Sales Certificate is designed to prepare students to analyze customer needs based on current utility usage, conduct site assessments, plan systems layout, explain types of incentives and savings and prepare a proposal based on the unique needs of each prospective customer and their project. Successful completion of these two courses meets the education eligibility requirement to take either the NABCEP PV Associate or PV Technical Sales Certification Exams.
The Substation Apprenticeship program is designed to provide related technical instruction for students currently employed as apprentice substation technicians in the electric power industry. A substation technician constructs, maintains, and repairs substation facilities and equipment used to deliver electric power to customers. The program covers topics related to construction, maintenance, and operation of substations including: AC and DC electrical theory, safety protocols required when working with electricity, transformer theory and transformer connections, ropes and rigging, grounding, switchgear and metering, working on energized lines.