When 2010 grad Brian Watkins is working, he oversees Honeywell’s Alaska branch, coordinating the systems that control comfort, efficiency and security of buildings throughout the Last Frontier. Off the clock, he treks the state’s vast outdoors, recording his adventures for popular hunting magazines.
About this program
From HVAC to elevators and lighting, nearly everything in modern buildings can be controlled with the tap of a button. Learn how to design, setup, and manage the technology that makes it all happen. With this dual-degree option, coursework begins with your area of focus and is paired with automation-specific training.
- Engineering specialist
- Applications engineer
- Project engineer
- Field engineer
- Systems specialist
- Service technician/engineer
At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.
Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.
- Directed Building Automation Technology Electives (BBT)
- HVAC Elective (HVE) or
- Electrical Electives (EEL)
- Building Automation Industry (BBT209)
- Direct Digital Control of HVACR Equipment (BBT304)
- Electric, Pneumatic & Electronic Control Systems (BBT344)
- Building Automation Industry Internship (BBT310)
- Building Control Networks I (BBT407)
- Building Commissioning & Recommissioning (BBT412)
- Building Automation Programming (BBT414)
- Senior Seminar-Lecture (BBT495)
- Integrated Building Operation & Energy Management (BBT415)
- Building Control Networks II (BBT417)
- Senior Seminar-Lab (BBT496)
Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.
Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.
- Information, Technology & Society (CSC124) or
- Engineering, Technology & Society (EET124)
- College Algebra & Trigonometry I (MTH181)
- English Composition I (ENL111)
- Technical & Professional Communication (ENL201) or
- English Composition II (ENL121)
- College Algebra & Trigonometry II (MTH183) or
- Statistics for STEM Fields with Computer Applications (MTH161)
- Fundamentals of Speech (SPC101)
Choose Your Associate's Degree
When entering into the Building Automation Engineering Technology major you'll delcare a dual degree in one of our seven areas. In four years, you’ll take home an associate’s in your chosen major plus a bachelor’s in Building Automation Engineering Technology.
Electrical Labs Transformed
Check out the recently revamped electrical labs filled with new equipment and individual work stations for students.
Skilled technicians and engineers who can design and repair automated systems are in high demand. With state-of-the-art-labs, a cutting-edge curriculum, small class sizes, hands-on learning, and awesome internships, it’s no surprise that 82% of our Building Automation students are hired before graduation day!
Seeing is believing.
Think Penn College might be a good fit for you? Make plans to visit and discover what hands-on learning is all about. Academic Tours allow you to explore labs and get to the core of your future program. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into your academic area of interest, opt for a Self-Scheduled Personal Tour. Comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.
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Friday, July 298:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)
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