Building Automation Systems (BAS)

WHAT DOES A BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN DO?

Train to become part of an elite team of commercial HVAC technicians. Installing and programming building automation systems has become one of the fastest-growing careers with high-pay potential. Today's buildings require smarter and better technology and it is up to specially trained technicians to manage them efficiently. This career combines several disciplines to place your future in a comfort zone.

LEARNING AT WASHBURN TECH

This program integrates coursework from our Climate and Energy Control Technologies (HVAC), Advanced Systems Technology (industrial maintenance) and Information Systems Technology programs. You will gain a solid knowledge of HVAC systems as the industry moves toward digital controls. You also will gain a working knowledge of computer networks as well as programmable logic controllers and electrical control systems. Students must first earn a certificate in one of the three programs before enrolling in the BAS program. Time to complete this program varies for each student, depending on his or her initial pathway. Upon completion, you will earn a 37-credit-hour technical certificate and be eligible to complete an associate degree or more advanced degrees at Washburn University.

JOB AND SALARY OUTLOOK

Workers, with this skill set, are in high demand. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average entry-level salary for an HVAC mechanic or installer is $17.38 an hour or $36,150 annually. The mean wage was $23.81 an hour or $49,530 annually.

Annual wage / salary

Hourly wage

Entry $36,150 $17.38
Average $49,530 $23.81

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Trane NC3 BAS Level I
  • Trane NC3 BAS Level II
  • Snap-on Meter
  • 410A Safety

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS