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Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 39.0
Credit Value: 2.5
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Building Env. Sys. Operator-C2
Program Coordinator(s): Roberto Cordovado
Course Leader or Contact: Multiple Course Leaders
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: N/A

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
This course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge required to operate building control systems in a safe, energy efficient, and environmentally conscious manner.

Program Context

Building Env. Sys. Operator-C2 Program Coordinator: Roberto Cordovado
This is a compulsory course in the Building Environmental Systems Operator - Class 2 Certificate program.

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe in detail the differences between open loop and closed
    loop control systems.

 2. Describe the common energy types used in commercial office tower
    HVAC control systems, and detail how each detects and initiates
    changes in the controlled variable.

 3. Describe in detail the three different types of sensing devices
    used to measure temperature, pressure and humidity.

 4. Explain how a pneumatic control system operates and describe the
    ancillary devices required for its safe operation.

 5. Identify the major auxiliary control devices used for safety and
    for setpoint adjustment.

 6. List daily, weekly, monthly and periodic maintenance requirements
    for pneumatic, electric and electronic control systems.

 7. Identify the major controlled devices and the criteria for their
    efficient and safe operation.

 8. Give a detailed description of the operation of a master-
    submaster contol system.

 9. Describe the essential compoenents of a computerized control
    solution, using as an example the Honeywell EBI System described 
    in this text.

10. Explain the Indoor Environmental Quality issues that can be
    addressed by means of building control systems.

11. Identify the energy efficiency benefits that may arise from good
    building management systems, including Building Energy Management

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

Project Outline              5%
Final Project               25%
Mid-term Test               30%
Final Examination           40%
                   Total   100%

Full participation and attendance is recommended for this course. 
Students who miss a class are responsible for any information
discussed, assigned or distributed in that class period.

Since this is a professional credit subject, marking standards 
reinforce professional practice by demanding legible, tidy work.  
Written assignments should be well organized and grammatically 
correct, with proper spelling and punctuation.  Late assignments are 
subject to penalty.

Note:  Students may withdraw up to the 3/4 point of the course
duration without academic penalty.  For example, if your course is 13
sessions, you may withdraw (in writing) up to the 10th session 
without academic penalty.  If you withdraw after this point, you 
will receive the grade earned.  This policy applies only to courses 
and not seminars or workshops.
Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements:


Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

X Communication X Critical Thinking & Problem Solving   Interpersonal
  Numeracy X Information Management   Personal

Notes: N/A

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) : Office of the Registrar

Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

Challenge Exam Portfolio Interview Other Not Eligible for PLAR

Notes:  N/A

Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Effective term: Fall 2015
Professor: Multiple Professors
BES 705 - Controls, published by Seneca College.
ISBN: 0-00011-705B.

Available at the Sheridan College Bookstore.

Applicable student group(s): Continuing Education students.
Course Details:
The instructor will provide students with details on the due date for 
the project and mid-term test date.  The final examination is 
scheduled for the last class.

The following topics will be covered:

Building HVAC Controls 
- Pneumatic Control System 
- Control Sequence 
- Controllers 
- Controlled Devices 

Electric and Pneumatic Devices 
- Auxiliary Devices
- Combination Electric and Pneumatic Devices 
- Auxiliary Pneumatic Devices 

Electric and Electronic Controls 
- Electric Controls 
- Electronic Controls 

Combination Control System 
- Psychrometric Chart 
- Ventilation and Preheat 
- Heating 
- Cooling 
- Dehumidification 

Computerized Control System 
- Introduction to Computers 
- Computerized Building Automation System 
- Managing a Building

VAV and VVT Controls
- Variable Air Volume System
- Building Static Pressure Control 

Building Performance Efficiency Control
- Optimizing Indoor Air Quality
- Intelligent Buildings

Sheridan Policies

All Sheridan policies can be viewed on the Sheridan policy website.

Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

Respectful Behaviour: Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement by respecting the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan's policy on Harassment and Discrimination, Academic Integrity and other academic policies are available on the Sheridan policy website.

Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.

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