The purpose of this major is to offer student's with foundational skills in technical areas such as electrical, electronics, and HVAC technology the opportunity to expand their career in building automation and controls technology.
The major is based on students completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree in an approved technology-related field. Students have successfully matriculated from the following Penn College degrees:
- Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technology (HV)(HP)
- Electrical Technology (EL)
- Electromechanical Maintenance Technology (MT)
- Renewable Energy Technologies (RE)
- Robotics and Automation Emphasis (RO)
- Mechatronics Technology (MH)
After completing the first four semesters, students may petition to graduate with the appropriate two-year A.A.S degree. The Bachelor of Science degree in Building Automation Technology will allow students who have acquired appropriate applied technology skills in their first two years to move into advanced course work related to building automation.
Additional building automation course work emphasizes the application control system design, programming and documentation, building control networks, building commissioning, operation and control of chillers and boilers, and related mechanical and electrical equipment. Energy management in buildings and interoperable systems are also stressed. Technical courses include hands-on lab components with work on industry standard and state of the art equipment. This major requires an industrial internship in building automation.