Building Automation Systems - Metasys Tech Program


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Full Price: $2,349.00
Pay As You Go: $500.00 down payment, followed by 6 monthly payments of $308.17

Metasys Tech Program

90 instructional hours
by Ron Auvil

The Johnson Controls Technician Program is an advanced program totaling 90 instructional hours. There are 4 courses covering both current and Legacy Johnson Controllers and Operations. Students will take one course at a time in a systematic progression beginning with front end web based operations, then field controller software and hardware. Students are enrolled as online asynchronous independent study. This access allows students to login at their convenience 24/7/365. The courses were written by Ron Auvil who is the Author of HVAC Control Systems, American Technical Publishers. Ron retired as a certified instructor with Johnson Controls and has taught these courses to thousands of personnel across the US. Ron also teaches these topics in a series of recorded video lecture presentations included with each learning module. This program is NATE recognized for 90 hours of continuing education (CEHs) which are applicable to NATE re-certification.

The courses making up the program are:

  1. 410 Metasys Basic Operator
  2. 411 JCI HVAC Pro-N2 ASC Controllers
  3. 412 JCI DX-9100
  4. 413 JCI CCT/PCT

Grades: Students who complete a course with a grade of 70% or higher will receive a certificate of completion for that course. Further, at the end of the program, if all four courses are passed with a score of 70% or higher, students will receive a Certificate of Completion for The Johnson Controls Technician Program. All courses in the program also carry NATE continuing education credit for technicians maintaining industry certifications.

Course Descriptions:

410 Metasys Basic Operator
(21 hours/60 days) Intermediate
Written by Ron Auvil

This hands-on course will train building personnel to make the most effective and efficient use of the common features of the Metasys system extended architecture facility management system.

Note: Your instructor, Ron Auvil, has taught thousands of Metasys Operators across the US over the past 20+ years.

Prerequisite: Fundamental understanding of computer use


  • Metasys system extended architecture Overview
  • Basic Navigation of the System with the User Interface
  • Command Objects
  • Scheduling
  • Alarms
  • Trending
  • Totalization and using Graphics

About this Course:

  • Recorded Video Lectures For Each Module, Approx 60-90 Minutes Per Module
  • Optional Test Per Module and Final Test For Entire Course.
  • Certificate Of Completion
  • Hands On Lab Exercises Available
  • Access To Ron Auvil-Instructor, via Email Or Phone.


(21 hours/60 days) Intermediate
Written by Ron Auvil

This course will train building personnel to upload, download, commission, and troubleshoot the most common problems with UNT, VAV, VMA, and AHU Controllers.

Prerequisites: Basic Computer and HVAC Systems Knowledge. To complete the hands on activities the student will need a functioning ASC Controller, N2 interface device, and a computer with HVAC Pro software.


  • Introduction and Product Overview; File Types and Locations
  • HVAC Pro Overview
  • Downloading and Commissioning ASC’s
  • UNT Controller
  • VAV Controller
  • VMA Controller
  • AHU Controller; Sideloops


(24 hours/60 days) Advanced
Written by Ron Auvil

If you want to troubleshoot and service Johnson Controls DX-9100 Controllers this class is for you! Emphasis is placed on real world troubleshooting and operation scenarios.

Prerequisites: Basic Computer and HVAC System Knowledge; To complete the hands-on activities the student will need a functioning DX-9100, N2 interface device, and a computer with GX-9100.


  • Introduction; DX and XT/XP Hardware
  • DX Keypad/Display; Viewing and Calibrating DX Controllers
  • Creating and Downloading DX Applications
  • Creating Inputs and Constants
  • Creating Outputs and Expansion Points
  • PID's and Other Control Modules
  • Numeric Module Overview
  • PLC Logic


413 JCI PCT/CCT MSTP Controllers
(24 hours/60 days) Advanced
Written by Ron Auvil

This course is designed for those who need to know the basics of using the PCT/CCT Tool.

Prerequisites: Basic computer knowledge and HVAC Systems knowledge. To complete the hands on activities the student will need a functioning MSTP controller, MAP sensor, and computer with PCT or CCT.

Participants will receive an overview of the Facility Explorer MSTP Field Controller system, create programs from standard tree systems using the programmable Controller and Commissioning Tool, then connect using the MAP sensor to upload and download code into the controllers after setting up the hardware and software to communicate properly.


  • Introduction and MSTP Product Overview
  • Communications/MAP Gateway/Bluetooth
  • PCG Hardware
  • Creating and Simulating Programs Using Standards Tree
  • Upload – Download
  • Simulation and Commissioning
  • PCV VAV Box Controllers; PCX Expansion Modules; PCA - Advanced Controllers
  • Adding and Modifying IO Sideloops


About The Instructor:

Ron Auvil has 42+ years of HVAC and Controls Experience. This includes 40 years teaching experience. He has worked as a senior controls technician for Johnson Controls. He has also taught HVAC controls classes across the United States for Johnson Controls, Honeywell, and others. He has written the definitive textbook on pneumatic and DDC control systems ‘HVAC Control Systems’ 4th Edition, from American Technical Publishers.

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