Building Automation Systems Option
Associate Degree Program
If you are interested in applying advanced technologies to construct, maintain and repair buildings and support energy conservation and sustainability, consider the Building Automation Systems (BAS) option in Delaware Tech’s Energy Management Program. In this course of study, you’ll gain an understanding of building mechanical-electrical systems in today’s “built environment” and the tools to measure and improve energy efficiency. You’ll learn how to monitor and control building systems using direct digital controls (DDC) to increase energy efficiency, systems reliability, and occupant comfort and safety in high performance buildings.
This program is offered at the Dover Campus.
What You Can Do
In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for positions such as:
- Commercial Building Controls Installer
- Building Lighting Systems Programmer
- Commercial HVAC Control System Programmer
- Commercial Building Control Systems Service Technician
- Building Commissioning Technician
- Energy Conservation Measure Technician
- Systems Integration Technician
- Facilities Management Technician
- Physical Plant Operations Technician
- Physical Plant Maintenance Technician
What You Will Earn:
Competitive starting salaries range from $30,000 - $45,000.
What You Will Learn
Program Graduate Competencies
The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.
- Utilize building system and energy technology hardware and software to gather data on building lighting systems operation and energy consumption.
- Utilize building system and energy technology hardware and software to gather data on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems operation and energy consumption.
- Evaluate commercial buildings and make recommendations for optimized building performance and occupant comfort.
- Prepare and present technical reports.
- Assemble, install, service, and repair direct digital controls (DDC) for building electrical and mechanical systems.
- Program and explain operational sequences for building equipment and systems.
- Integrate and commission building systems and components to ensure reliable performance and compliance with building codes.
Core Curriculum Competencies
The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you will be able to do as a graduate, regardless of your program of study. You will acquire these core competencies through general education courses and program-specific coursework. You will be expected to use relevant technology to achieve these outcomes:
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree?
This is a Connected Degree program that enables you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior. See a program advisor for details!