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Entry Requirements

  • Basic computer skills
  • Good communication skills.

Who is the course for

This course suits individuals looking to gain a fundamental understanding of control processes and applications of Direct Digital Controllers (DDC) in the HVAC sector. It is also suitable for those seeking to enter the field of Building Management System (BMS) Controls, servicing and engineering. It is also suitable for those in allied trades i.e. electrical, plumbing, building etc who may come across these systems.

Target audience

  • Facility managers
  • Service technicians
  • Consultants
  • Project engineers
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Builders.

Course Content

Overview of the HVAC systems

Control Basics

  • An overview of the controls process
  • Sensors and field devices, what are they and how they are used
  • Understanding how a controller works
  • Describe and understand how controlled devices are used.

Introduction to Direct Digital Control (DDC)

  • Introduction to DDC’s what they are and the functions they can perform
  • Common terminologies associated with DDC controllers.
  • Fundamentals of PID Loop control
  • Examining the fundamental programming blocks used to create a DDC configuration
  • What is a DDC program?
  • Understanding of DDC logic and how programs work
  • Networking and communication principles.

Programming fundamentals

  • Why we create programs
  • How to read a specification
  • Understanding programming blocks
  • Build real world programs
  • Using MAXCon the engineering tool.

iComm comms server

  • Understand the Comms server application
  • Simple configuration tips
  • Transferring programs to a DDC.

Project simulation

  • Using simulation DDC
  • Testing your logic.

MAXMon fundamentals

  • Test and commission DDC programs
  • Backing up
  • Fine tune your DDC config

All software supplied which can be used post training as required.

Study Methods

  • Open book assessments
  • Hand book and other recourses
  • Class based delivery
  • 50% theory 50% Practical.

How is the course assessed

  • 50% theory assessment open book
  • 50% practical open book.

Where next - Further Studies

  • Advanced controls applications
  • HVAC BMS applications
  • Service and commissioning
  • Further Innotech courses
  • Home automation Design and Installation (offered at Uxbridge College).

Where next - Job Opportunities

  • BMS Servicing
  • BMS Applications engineering
  • BMS Commissioning
  • BMS project design.

More Information

Last updated: 8 February 2018

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

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  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:

Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 16 April 2018

Starts: 16/04/2018

Duration: 10 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday 18:00 to 21:00

Total College Fee: £495.00

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Tue 24 April 2018

Starts: 24/04/2018

Duration: 10 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Tuesday 18:00 to 21:00

Total College Fee: £495.00