Course Description

BOC 1004: HVAC Controls Fundamentals introduces you to automatic control systems for building mechanical systems and equipment as well as HVAC control sequences and programming.  Learn to target possible inefficiencies in your HVAC system and to evaluate potential problems as part of an enhanced operation and maintenance program. 

  • Introduces Building Automation Systems (BAS) and the graphic user interface as a cost effective tool to review real time data to identify problems and verify proper performance for air handling and central plant systems as part of an enhanced operation and maintenance program. 
  • Covers the development and use of key performance indicators (KPIs) to ensure persistence of performance. 

An HVAC Controls Review project will be assigned and is due prior to the next course, BOC 1005: Indoor Environmental Quality.

BOC 1004 may be taken as stand-alone course or as a course for the Level I Building Operator Certification. To qualify for Building Operator Training Certification of Completion, 1004: HVAC Controls Fundamentals must be completed with BOC 1001, 1002, 1003, 1005, 1006, and 1009.

For training subsidies, please call 808.956.8400.

Who Should Attend?

  • Building operators and maintenance workers
  • Facility managers, engineers and support staff
  • Mechanical and electrical contractors who support chiller plants
  • HVAC technicians, electricians, operations technicians and supervisors

Learner Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Interpret basic control drawings, sequence of operations, and DDC graphics to understand HVAC building control strategies and applications.
  • Access graphical user interfaces from a building’s BAS system.
  • Articulate expected modes of building operation for verification.
  • Prepare screen check data forms and record data.
  • Compare expected modes of operation to recorded data.
  • Confirm observations with data trending.
  • Develop key performance indicators to ensure that correct operation persists.


The United States Green Building Council (www.gbci.org) has approved the core BOC Level I curriculum for continuing education hours toward the LEED Credential Maintenance Program. BOC 1004 is approved to earn LEED credential holders 8 continuing education hours.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates or Series

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