Control Sequence Fundamentals



Learn the "why" behind BAS control strategies. Gain a solid understanding of “how” systems work.







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Control Sequence Fundamentals - BAS200

For all salespersons, technicians, designers, operators, consulting engineers, and project managers who want to understand HVAC control sequences.


Understand the WHY behind BAS control strategies.

By the end of this 19-hour course, you will:

  • Master how HVAC systems function and how to control them
  • Develop the ability to make design and programming decisions based on system requirements
  • Understand the relationship between space control and upstream systems
  • Discover the different ways of controlling and conditioning the airstream along with the interrelationships between air systems and water systems
  • Learn what the different strategies for pumping and piping are and how these strategies affect the control and efficiency of water-based heating and cooling
  • Discover the multiple forms of integration, how the integration process works and how to interpret integration specifications



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Meet Your Instructor

Phil Zito, CEO Smart Buildings Academy


I'm Phil Zito. I created Smart Buildings Academy, formerly Building Automation Monthly, in 2012 to share knowledge with fellow BAS professionals. I saw a gap in training was being done across the industry. I held various BAS roles at Johnson Controls including:

► Technical Integration Program Manager
► Technology Ecosystem Manager
► Project Development Engineer- Analytics
► Operations Manager
► Service Technician

Look, I know what it feels like to come home, completely zapped after spending all day working on a 140-degree roof. You feel drained, you know you need to do something to get ahead, but you just can’t summon the energy. I understand how challenging it can be to become the highly efficient and effective BAS professionals you know you can be while juggling your responsibilities. That's why I created SBA to make it as easy as possible for you. Our courses run at YOUR pace, but we also offer biweekly office hours in case you need some help with the material so you can stay on track through completion. You've got this! And we're here to help you succeed.





What Students Are Saying

I've been in the HVAC controls field for just over two years coming from zero previous experience. It's been a process learning on the job and I can happily say this course provided me information that gave me a jump in confidence to go out and handle the job without reservations. I now feel I know enough to tackle the programming training course which is really exciting.
The course refreshed my knowledge and added some new aspects that I did not know before. All course material is specific and to the point of the matter
This course has given me more confidence on the job and a better understanding of HVAC control sequences. The course has taught me a lot of new things i can further build on in the future. This course is not only beneficial to technicians and engineers in the BAS/BMS field but also electrical and mechanical technicians working in the commercial HVAC space.

What Students Are Saying

Well simply put I've been in the BAS Field for 10 years and wanted to move into higher role which the next open opportunity was an BAS Estimator. Took this course and landed an interview and was given the position as what I learned in this course had given me the skills to start working in the position right away.
Alfred H.
BAS Estimator
Well put together. I definitely learned somethings and it opened my eyes to other things I still need to learn.
I am a Project Manager, with an engineering background and just starting into the BAS field. This is a valuable course for anyone entering the BAS field. Highly recommend this course for anyone just starting out. Thank you!!
Dave B.
Project Manager
Great for newbies! Great course to take when you are new to this field of work, gives you the necessary fundamentals that you need to do your everyday job.
Rogelio C.