Online Building Automation Training Classes

Building Automation Courses

Meet Phil Zito, Founder, CEO, of Building Automation Monthly. He will also be your instructor for all of the online training classes below. If you have ever wanted to get into the building automation profession or want to expand your existing skillset you have come to the right spot.  So, what can you expect:

  • Online, Always-On, Training Platform that Requires Zero-Travel
  • Lifetime Access to Course Material
  • Course Material Constantly Updated to Reflect Current Technology
  • Direct Access to the Instructor Through Discussion Boards and Live Office Hours
  • Over 4,600 students from every major OEM and many System Integrators

Click on the class that interests you for more information and pricing! 

The Basics

Courses for those who are looking to learn more about BAS Systems

Niagara Basics

If you are looking for a low-cost option to learn how to execute the most common job tasks with Niagara then this course is for you! This course will cover the basics and will get you feeling comfortable with Niagara in very little time. 

Control Sequence Fundamentals

Students will do a comprehensive study of control sequences. We will move from simple terminal units all the way to complex central plants. During this course, the student will learn the theory specific to systems control. While this course will address theory, it is theory tempered by my experience with over a decade of working on some of the most complex projects in the world.
Students will learn the why behind BAS control strategies and will leave with a solid understanding of “how” systems work.

Building Automation Fundamentals

A foundational course that provides the knowledge necessary for a career in Building Automation. This course is well suited for any professional in managerial, sales, or technical roles.


Foundational knowledge courses for BAS professionals

System Integration Bootcamp

This course will teach students the complete system integration process. Students will create a business case, specification, and technical design. Once complete, students will use the included BACnet software to integrate multiple systems and will write a Windows Service to consume a live API. Finally, students will learn how to develop and implement a support program for their integrations.

BAS Project Management Bootcamp

This course provides students with a complete training in the skill of BAS Project Management. In this course students will be taken through the complete BAS project process and will perform a series of exercises to gain hands-on knowledge in performing these tasks. Students will be able to interact with the instructor through live office hours and discussion boards as they work through managing a project using real-world project documents in order to produce deliverables for their project.

BAS Protocol Bootcamp

In this course, students will learn the three major BAS Protocols that they will work with throughout their careers. This course will go in-depth and will provide students with a solid understanding of BACnet, LON, and Modbus. The course will include sample network traffic and a detailed analysis of all aspects of these three protocols.

BAS Programming Fundamentals 

You can enter this course with ZERO BAS programming knowledge, and you will leave the course with the ability to program VAV boxes, Rooftop Units, and Chillers from scratch. This course will also include everything you need:

  • Programming Software? Check!
  • Virtual Controller? Check!
  • Fully Online, lifetime access so you never have to travel? Check!

Specialized Knowledge

Specific classes designed to improve particular skill sets

Design for BAS Professionals

In this course, BAS Professionals will learn how to create a full BAS Submittal package from scratch. Students will be provided with a set of submittal templates, checklists, and worksheets. As students move through the course they will learn the submittal process and will create a complete submittal package utilizing actual job drawings, specifications, and scope letters.

IT for BAS Professionals

The purpose of this program is to make the student conversational in IT so that they confidently work with IT departments during the sales and operations phases of a BAS project. The student will spend 6 modules learning the fundamental IT skills needed to be “conversational” and then can dive deeper with more advanced topics and hands-on exercises in the remaining 7 modules.

BAS Startup & Checkout

In this fully online course building automation professionals learn how to install, set up, configure and checkout building automation systems. Utilizing the 32 cheat sheets, checklists, and exercises provided in the course students will follow a controls submittal (included) as they mount, wire, power, configure, and checkout building automation controls.

BAS Scoping & Estimating

Struggling to hit your sales numbers? Does it seem to take you a long time to create an estimate for a job? Are you brand new to building automation and struggling to know how to sell and estimate BAS work?

This course includes everything you need to hit the ground running:
  • Step by Step checklists? Check!
  • Hands-on scoping and estimating exercises? Check!
  • Fully online, lifetime access so you never have to travel? Check!