This course is targeted towards salespersons, technicians, designers, operators, consulting engineers, and project managers who have at least 6 months of experience with BAS systems or have been through our BAS fundamentals course.

Pre-requisite knowledge

Fundamental awareness of the parts and pieces of BAS. 


  • Master how HVAC systems function and how to control them
  • Demonstrate knowledge of BAS controls theory in HVAC systems
  • Develop the ability to make design and programming decisions based on system requirements

Key Topics

This course will solves the issue of finding building automation professionals that understand HVAC and "systems thinking". This course will teach what a building professional needs to know about HVAC systems and how to control HVAC systems. Some of this courses key topics are:

  • Learn what control sequences are and how control sequences are structured.
  • Master the step-by-step process of interpreting control sequences.
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    Create the foundational system knowledge that allows the student to understand the relationship between space control and upstream systems.
  • Discover the different ways of controlling and conditioning the air stream along with the interrelationships between air systems and water systems.
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    Learn what hot water systems are, how they are controlled, and how other systems interact with and influence hot water systems.
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    Gain an awareness of how and why chilled water systems are used, the methods and processes that control chilled water systems, and the limitations of chilled water systems.
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    Learn what the different strategies for pumping and piping are and how these strategies effect the control and efficiency of water based heating and cooling.
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    Learn how unitary systems are controlled and how the effect existing building systems.
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    Learn what a 2-pipe system is and how to properly control building systems that are supplied by 2-pipe systems.
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    Learn what CRAC and CRAH systems are, how underfloor cooling works, and the gotchas associated with controlling integrated systems.
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    Learn what VRV and VRF systems are, how they are controlled, and the complexities of integrating and controlling non-standard systems.
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    Learn the three different kinds of recovery systems, how they are controlled, and the effect they have on other systems.
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    Discover the multiple forms of integration, how the integration process works and how to interpret integration specifications.

Successful completion will require:

Completion of all video lessons and successfully passing the course final exam with a score of 90% or greater.

Upon successful completion you will get:

Receive a certificate of completion and your name will be added to the certification database.

Student Testimonials

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"​Great course for someone like me this has very little experience with how these systems work.  I really like the whiteboard and mapping out the sequences so I can visualize what's happening.  Your explaining the processes of all these different systems, how they are controlled, and how they come together has given me some confidence that I now will have at least a general idea of what I'm dealing with when in the field.  Thanks!"

-​Brendan Moore
​Automated Logic

Course Benefits

  • Learn at your own pace
  • Fully online
  • Lifetime access to the course
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    Regularly updated course material
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    Live bi-weekly office hours



Here are some of the most common questions our students ask prior to enrolling in the course.

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