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Contact: Lanny RichardsonTitle: Department Co-ChairContact: lrichardson@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Building Automation, AS

Technology and Health Division
Degree S0308

This program is designed to prepare students for a career in the fields of Building Automation, Energy Management, and Green Building Technologies. Students desiring a bachelor’s degree (transfer program) should consult with a counselor to discuss transferability of courses.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians

      Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians

      SOC Career Code: 47-4099.02

      Install or repair solar energy systems designed to collect, store, and circulate solar-heated water for residential, commercial or industrial use.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $46.21

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $45,579.56
      Annual Job Openings
      597

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Weatherization Installers and Technicians

      Weatherization Installers and Technicians

      SOC Career Code: 47-4099.03

      Perform a variety of activities to weatherize homes and make them more energy efficient. Duties include repairing windows, insulating ducts, and performing heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) work. May perform energy audits and advise clients on energy conservation measures.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $46.21

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $45,579.56
      Annual Job Openings
      597

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Control and Valve Installers and Repairers

      Control and Valve Installers and Repairers

      SOC Career Code: 49-9012.00

      Install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $49.90

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $68,660.80
      Annual Job Openings
      415

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers

      Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers

      SOC Career Code: 49-9021.01

      Install, service, or repair heating and air conditioning systems in residences or commercial establishments.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $46.42

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $54,188.01
      Annual Job Openings
      4,767

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

      Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

      SOC Career Code: 49-9021.02

      Install and repair industrial and commercial refrigerating systems.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $46.42

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $54,188.01
      Annual Job Openings
      4,767

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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  • Building Automation, AS

    Technology and Health Division
    Degree S0308

    This program is designed to prepare students for a career in the fields of Building Automation, Energy Management, and Green Building Technologies. Students desiring a bachelor’s degree (transfer program) should consult with a counselor to discuss transferability of courses.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    AIRC 20Refrigeration Fundamentals4
    AIRC 25Electrical Fundamentals for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration5
    AIRC 31Commercial Electrical for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration4
    AIRC 34Commercial Systems4
    AIRC 61Building Automation Fundamentals4
    AIRC 65Building Automation Networks and Programming4
    AIRC 67Energy Management4
    CNET 56Computer Networks4
    Total Units33

    Building Automation Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Building Automation

    Technology and Health Division
    Certificate T0309

    This program is designed to prepare the student for a career in the fields of Building Automation, Energy Management, and Green Building Technologies. Students desiring a Bachelor’s Degree (transfer program) should consult with an advisor to discuss transferability of courses.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    AIRC 20Refrigeration Fundamentals4
    AIRC 25Electrical Fundamentals for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration5
    AIRC 31Commercial Electrical for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration4
    AIRC 34Commercial Systems4
    AIRC 61Building Automation Fundamentals4
    AIRC 65Building Automation Networks and Programming4
    AIRC 67Energy Management4
    CNET 56Computer Networks4
    Total Units33

    Building Automation Website  

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

Contacts

Department Contact

Contact: Lanny RichardsonTitle: Department Co-ChairContact: lrichardson@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Location: Building 69Phone: (909) 274-4639