Building Controls Technology

The Pathway

The Building Controls Technology program is a new certificate-based offering through Arapahoe Community College that trains students to install, repair, and maintain a building's computer-controlled mechanical and electrical systems, including its heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), and energy management systems. Students will train for exciting hands-on work in a fast-growing career field with courses covering a wide range of topics including basic electricity, industrial wiring, control systems, building materials and green construction techniques. The program is focused on energy efficient practices to maintain healthy, comfortable and productive indoor environments for a sustainable future.

Students will learn skills such as how to:

  • Activate valves to maintain required amounts of water in boilers, to adjust supplies of combustion air, and to control the flow of fuel into burners
  • Monitor and inspect equipment, computer terminals, switches, valves, gauges, alarms, safety devices, and meters to detect leaks or malfunctions and to ensure that equipment is operating efficiently and safely.
  • Check the air quality of ventilation systems and make adjustments to ensure compliance with mandated safety codes.
  • Analyze problems and take appropriate action to ensure continuous and reliable operation of equipment and systems.

Please note: some of these classes are offered remotely, some in-person, and some will be in the evenings. This is a new pathway for ACC and the full schedule will be available soon.

**This pathway is full and no longer accepting applications for the SY2023-24.**

The Instructors

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Credit Opportunities

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