Control Sequence Fundamentals - BAS200

Control Sequence Fundamentals (BAS200) provides a comprehensive study of HVAC control sequences. While this course will address theory, it is theory tempered by over a decade's worth of experience working on some of the most complex BAS projects in the world. Students will learn the why behind BAS control strategies and will leave with a solid understanding of “how” systems work.
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Control Sequence Fundamentals (BAS200) provides a comprehensive study of HVAC control sequences. While this course will address theory, it is theory tempered by over a decade's worth of experience working on some of the most complex BAS projects in the world. Students will learn the why behind BAS control strategies and will leave with a solid understanding of “how” systems work. 


 A sneak peek of the course content:

Course Details:

  • Fully online, self-paced course
  • Overall course length is 19 hours and 16 minutes
  • Live Office Hours 3 times/week to discuss course material
  • Access to all course material for (1) one full year


  • Master how HVAC systems function and how to control them
  • Demonstrate knowledge of BAS controls theory in HVAC systems
  • Develop the ability to make design and programming decisions based on system requirements


Key Topics

This course will solves the issue of finding building automation professionals that understand HVAC and "systems thinking". This course will teach what a building professional needs to know about HVAC systems and how to control HVAC systems. Some of this courses key topics are:

  • Learn what control sequences are and how control sequences are structured.
  • Master the step-by-step process of interpreting control sequences.
  • Create the foundational system knowledge that allows the student to understand the relationship between space control and upstream systems.
  • Discover the different ways of controlling and conditioning the air stream along with the interrelationships between air systems and water systems.
  • Learn what hot water systems are, how they are controlled, and how other systems interact with and influence hot water systems.
  • Gain an awareness of how and why chilled water systems are used, the methods and processes that control chilled water systems, and the limitations of chilled water systems.
  • Learn what the different strategies for pumping and piping are and how these strategies effect the control and efficiency of water based heating and cooling.
  • Learn how unitary systems are controlled and how the effect existing building systems.
  • Learn what a 2-pipe system is and how to properly control building systems that are supplied by 2-pipe systems.
  • Learn what CRAC and CRAH systems are, how underfloor cooling works, and the gotchas associated with controlling integrated systems.
  • Learn what VRV and VRF systems are, how they are controlled, and the complexities of integrating and controlling non-standard systems.
  • Learn the three different kinds of recovery systems, how they are controlled, and the effect they have on other systems.
  • Discover the multiple forms of integration, how the integration process works and how to interpret integration specifications.


This course is targeted towards salespersons, technicians, designers, operators, consulting engineers, and project managers who have at least 6 months of experience with BAS systems or have been through our BAS fundamentals course.


Pre-requisite knowledge

Fundamental awareness of the parts and pieces of BAS.

 Additional Materials Required: NONE

Successful completion will require:

Viewing all lesson videos in their entirety;

Completing and passing Knowledge Checks with a score of 70% or better;

Completing and passing the Final Exam with a score of 70% or better;

Completing the Student Course Exit Evaluation.


Upon successful completion you will:

Receive a certificate of completion and your name will be added to the certification database. 

Student Testimonial

​"I feel really good about using this course because you can complete it on your own time. and being in controls we're travelling all the time so trying to get us in a classroom setting is very difficult. I've actually gone thru controls courses at MATC and I feel that your method of teaching was great and even better than being in a classroom setting."

-David Akey, ​CBRE | ESI


Course Benefits

  • Eligible for 1.9 CEU credits upon completion
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Fully online
  • Regularly updated course material
  • Live weekly office hours
  • Access to all course material for (1) one full year

Product SKU BAS200-1SEAT

All sales are final and non-refundable. All licenses are for one (1) individual and are non-transferable without the express written permission of Smart Buildings Academy, LLC. Invoices are to be paid within 10 days (NET 10) of receipt. Course enrollments are for one (1) year unless otherwise specified.


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Upon receiving your login credentials, you have 365 days of access to the course.

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