Introduction

Thank you for your interest in the Building Automation Systems Instructor Workshop hosted by BEST Center and Association of Controls Professionals!
 
This event is open to those who are mostly new to BAS, are still learning to teach BAS fundamentals, AND are committed to implementing new curriculum or re-vamping an existing course to incorporate a significant amount of BAS content.

WHEN: July 20-July 22, 2022 (2.5 days)
WHERE: Offices of Association of Controls Professionals, Stone Mtn., GA (Greater Atlanta)
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JULY 5, 5PM.

Specific topics to be addressed include:
 BAS program development
 Input / output wiring
 Problem-based learning instruction
 Troubleshooting
 SEE AGENDA HERE.
Most importantly, the participants will have gained the knowledge and tools to implement this workshop, or a portion thereof, within their own home curriculum and begin development of parallel exercises or extended exercises from this base material.
 
If selected as a participant, you will develop your own work plan during the workshop and commit to begin implementation of the work plan upon return to your college. Priority will be given to applicants whose colleges are committed and/or actively developing commercial BAS content within their curricula.

Workshop materials, meals, and lodging will be covered by BEST Center and Association of Controls Professionals. However, if you can pay for your transportation costs, we ask that you please use such funds. A very limited amount of financial assistance for transportation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

To be considered for participation, please fill out this application. Provide as much info as possible so that we can understand your motivation for attending. New faculty should fill out the entire application and complete the confirmation (see next page); repeat participants must fill out all items marked with an * at a minimum.
 

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* 1. Please provide your contact information:

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* 2. Why are you interested in taking this workshop, and how might you use the material in your classes?

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* 3. What is your current level of experience with building automation?

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* 4. Have you had any training in this area before (degrees, certifications, workshops, seminars)? If so, where, when, and what topic areas were covered?

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* 5. Have you a) implemented at least one course in building automation or b) re-designed an existing course to incorporate a significant amount of BAS content?

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* 6. Are you currently teaching courses related to this workshop?

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* 7. Do you currently have a lab setup for teaching building automation and controls?

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* 8. Do you have a primary industry lab sponsor?

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* 9. Are you aware of any needs assessments for building automation technicians in your area? If so, please explain. If no, please describe local need for automation technician needs to the best of your ability.

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* 10. What companies have you worked for in the past 15 years? What was their primary business focus?

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* 11. With educational resources provided by the BEST Center, how can your institution infuse building automation and controls into your curriculum? Select all that apply.

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* 12. Do you have authorization to expedite any of the following? Select all that apply.

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* 13. What other topics do you want to learn about as part of future BEST Center activities?

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