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Building Automation Systems
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  Building Automations Systems
As a Building Automation Systems Technician, students will be prepared for a career in the Building Automation (also Energy Management and Controls) Industry. This industry encompasses a broad range of current technologies and disciplines to maintain comfort, control, and energy savings in residential and commercial HVAC systems. Students will be prepared to install, service, and sell controls equipment including, but not limited to, access controls, fire alarm systems, lighting controls, and HVAC control systems. All commercial buildings now have some form of automation system and current technologies are integrating many of these systems into one. Graduates of this program will have the tools necessary to gain entry into this high paying and rewarding field.
 
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  • Building Automation Systems is a new, emerging industry that encompasses a broad range of current and emerging technologies that control buildings electrical and mechanical systems efficiently. Graduates are prepared to enter the industry capable of marketing, installing, designing, servicing, and troubleshooting complex commercial control systems. There is a great need for trained technicians in this emerging field.
  • The estimated starting salary for these positions is $40-$45,000 per year.



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    Nature of the Work [+]

    Marketing, installing, designing, servicing, and troubleshooting complex commercial control systems.


    Work Environment [+]

    Using a computer and/or installation at a construction sites.


    Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement [+]

    Degree or Diploma in Building Automation.






    Job Outlook [+]

    A student who completes the Building Automation Systems program will be competent to sell, install, design, troubleshoot and service complex commercial control systems. The student will be able to program and control everything from HVAC, lighting, security, process equipment and more. Usually, these tasks can be performed from an on-site computer, and often, through a secure internet connection as well.



       
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