Building Automation (AS Degree S0308)

Technology and Health Division
Degree S0308

This program is designed to prepare students for a career in the fields of Building Automation, Energy Management, and Green Building Technologies. Students desiring a bachelor’s degree (transfer program) should consult with a counselor to discuss transferability of courses.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
AIRC 20Refrigeration Fundamentals4
AIRC 25Electrical Fundamentals for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration5
AIRC 31Commercial Electrical for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration4
AIRC 34Commercial Systems4
AIRC 61Building Automation Fundamentals4
AIRC 65Building Automation Networks and Programming4
AIRC 67Energy Management4
CNET 56Computer Networks4
Total Units33

Building Automation Website 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Identify the startup and operational sequence of a chiller plant.
  • Understand the purpose and function of chiller plant economizers.
  • Demonstrate the use and application of controlled devices.
  • Develop programming strategies for a chiller plant.
  • Evaluate the energy usage of a multi-story commercial building.

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
AIRC 20 Refrigeration Fundamentals 4
AIRC 25 Electrical Fundamentals for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 5
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4
Winter Term 1
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4
Spring Term 1
AIRC 31 Commercial Electrical for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 4
AIRC 61 Building Automation Fundamentals 4
Summer Term 1
Fall Term 2
AIRC 34 Commercial Systems 4
AIRC 65 Building Automation Networks and Programming 4
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course .5
Winter Term 2
AIRC 67 Energy Management 4
Spring Term 2
CNET 56 Computer Networks 4
Certificate: Building Automation, T0309 9  
KIN 3-CPR recommended part of OSHA certification 3  
Building Automation, AS S0308 8  
Submit petition:, Student Tab #45 5  
 Total Units62.5
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