SH - Lighting, Water, and Temperature Control Systems

30 Hours / 3 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

The Lighting, Temperature, and Water Control Systems course discusses effective management of three energy and utility-based systems—lighting, heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC), and water—through implementation of home technology. It introduces the basic concepts of the three systems and discusses the devices and components used to automate and manage lighting, HVAC, and water systems. The course also discusses the current industry standards, rules, and regulations pertaining to the three systems.

Students learn how to plan, design, install, and configure the three systems based on client requirements and other technical considerations. They also learn how to detect and troubleshoot common problems.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Lighting Control Systems
  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Electricity
  • Lesson 2: Light and Lighting Systems
  • Lesson 3: Home Lighting Controls
Module 2: Temperature Control Systems
  • Lesson 1: Introduction to HVAC systems
  • Lesson 2: HVAC control systems
  • Lesson 3: Installation of HVAC control systems
  • Lesson 4: Testing, maintenance, and troubleshooting
Module 3: Water Control System
  • Lesson 1: An Introduction to Home Water System
  • Lesson 2: Installation of Home Water Control System

All necessary materials are included.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.
Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


** Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated. Software is not included with the purchase of the course, unless otherwise specified. Students are responsible for the purchase and installation of the necessary course software. **