ES 51C
Building Automation Systems

Course Description

Examines detailed strategies and principles for building operation systems and controls. Course covers building automation systems including IP based solutions and looks at the financial return on investment of implementing a building management and control system. The Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies and other campus-wide buildings as a learning laboratory will be utilized.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
48345 ES 51C 51Z ······· TBA-TBA Richard Holman ONLINE
······· TBA-TBA

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2023-05-08 to 2023-06-30.
E S -51C.-51Z: This is an 8 week hybrid class that has no required scheduled meetings. Optional in-person/online class attendance is offered once per week in KC-139 5:30pm-7:30pm Wednesdays for those students who value hands-on access to equipment and in-person help from the instructor in completing lab exercises. An optional, in-person, on-campus field trip is offered during the course. All lab equipment is accessible during optional in-person classes as well as from home 24/7. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. The student computer must permit installation of a small, free software utility program used to remotely access De Anza servers. For optional in-person class attendance, students should bring their own laptop or use a provided Kirsch Center Windows laptop. This class will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

2 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 1
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 3
Gen Ed
Non-GE Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading

Requisite and Advisory

ESL D272. and ESL D273., or ESL D472. and ESL D473., or eligibility for EWRT D001A or EWRT D01AH or ESL D005.
E S D078. (may be taken concurrently)
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