Automated Building Systems

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Program Information

  • Location: Oak Creek Campus
  • Pathway: Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation
  • Program Code: 30-481-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August and January

About the Program

Description

Learn about emerging technologies and gain entry-level skills required for careers as technicians and specialists in building automations and controls. This industry encompasses a broad range of technologies used to efficiently control the electrical and mechanical systems in commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. Courses are taught in the new Automated Building Systems (ABS) Lab.

In this field, there is potential for advancement, progressing from entry-level installation work to troubleshooting and programming duties, to facility management.

Classes are held in the Center for Energy Conservation and Advanced Manufacturing (ECAM) at Oak Creek Campus.


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Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) ABS-140 Building Systems 1 3
(1) ABS-141 Building Systems 2 2
(1) ABS-142 Measurement and Verification for ABS 1
(1) ABS-143 Electrical Concepts/Control Theory 1 for ABS 2
(1) ABS-144 Control Theory 2 for ABS ‡ 2
(1) ABS-150 Energy Auditing for ABS 2
(2) ABS-145 Control Theory 3 for ABS ‡ 2
(2) ABS-148 Automated Building Control Systems ‡ 4
(2) ABS-149 Networking Automated Building Systems 4
(2) ABS-151 Commissioning Automated Building Systems 2
(2) ABS-153 ABS Capstone Project Course ‡ 1
TOTAL CREDITS 25

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

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Program Outcomes

  • Perform building and energy use assessments
  • Install equipment and materials 
  • Service building automation systems

Career Outlook

Nationally, wages are starting at $45,000 for ABS technicians. In this field, there is potential for advancement, progressing from entry-level installation work to trouble-shooting and programming. The career options also encompass positions in facility management, project management, energy auditing and commissioning.

POSSIBLE CAREERS
Controls Technician (Field-Based)
Control Systems Installer
HVAC Controls Technician
Building Automation Systems Specialist, Integrator or Technician
Control Systems Designer
Energy Management Technician
Systems Technician or Specialist
Application Engineer

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414-297-8901, mctpathway@matc.edu

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Last updated: 05/01/2020