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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.

  1. Utilize building system and energy technology hardware and software to gather data on building lighting systems operation and energy consumption.
  2. Utilize building system and energy technology hardware and software to gather data on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems operation and energy consumption.
  3. Evaluate commercial buildings and make recommendations for optimized building performance and occupant comfort.
  4. Prepare and present technical reports.
  5. Assemble, install, service, and repair direct digital controls (DDC) for building electrical and mechanical systems.
  6. Program and explain operational sequences for building equipment and systems.
  7. 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, as an associate degree graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.

  1. Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  2. Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
  3. Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
  5. Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate and use information effectively.
  6. Use computer technology appropriate to the field.
  7. Use scientific and mathematical reasoning appropriate to the technology.