Sunbelt Controls Training Academy

New Factory Certified Live Instructor eLearning Now Available

Sunbelt Controls has developed a first of its kind Factory Certified Training deployed remotely. We are introducing Live Instructor eLearning where courses are conducted live in an instructor-led virtual Zoom classroom. For more information and class schedule Click Here

On-site Classes are Temporarily Cancelled

Class attendee and employee health and safety are very important to us at Sunbelt Controls. With the concerns surrounding COVID-19, we are cancelling all on-site classes through May 2020 at which time we will evaluate whether it’s appropriate to reschedule cancelled classes and register new attendees. Please see our virtual classroom schedule for all eLearning classes through September

We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to restarting on-site classes when appropriate.

Sunbelt Controls is proud to be a part of Automated Logic’s BAS University Training program. Our instructors are Factory Certified Gold Partners in Training and have gone through the same process as BAS University factory instructors. Our Gold level classrooms are required to meet the same standard as BASU World Headquarters. We have been affiliated with the ALC training department since 2007.

As an owner/operator you have invested in your WebCTRL system, now invest in your employees. They can earn a certificate for each training class and learn best practices to tune your systems for maximum efficiency. Owner / Operator certification training paths are also available at the Associate, Practitioner and Master levels.

Our program offers 8 hands-on, task-based Factory Certified training courses. We utilize Automated Logic Corporations’ factory-approved software, hardware, and materials. Training locations include: San Francisco (Pleasanton), Sacramento, Los Angeles (Azusa), San Diego and Las Vegas. We can also teach the same factory certified classes at your facility.

Sunbelt Controls
BAS University
Education Units
5 Training

Meet our Instructors

Kirk Strobel

Kirk Strobel has spent the last 20+ years watching the HVAC and Information Technology worlds collide and takes great pride in being able to instruct users on the intricacies of these systems. The last twelve years have been spent in a corporate training position instructing clients as an ALC Factory Certified Instructor in the Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas areas. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management / Computer Science as well as many other IT related industry certifications.

Derick Hopkins

Derick Hopkins is an experienced ALC Factory Certified Instructor with a demonstrated history in the construction field. Over the past 20 years, he has transitioned from a field technician with service, start-up and controls experience, to construction supervisor to corporate instructor. Derick has dedicated the later part of his career to breaking down complicated information into smaller principles that students can relate to. Derick covers the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento and the Pacific Northwest region.

WebCTRL Basic (WC-207)

2 Days (8 student limit)

Course Description

For Owner / Operators new to WebCTRL

  • View and navigate the system interface
  • Create schedules and schedule groups
  • Better understand alarm management
  • Set up trends and create trend graphs
  • Run and save reports
  • Read and edit logic pages
Date Location
May 5-6, 2020 (Tue-Wed) Virtual Classroom
June 2-3, 2020 (Tue-Wed) Virtual Classroom
July 7-8, 2020 (Tues-Wed) Virtual Classroom
August 4-5, 2020 (Tues-Wed) Virtual Classroom
September 3-4, 2020 (Thurs-Fri) Pleasanton, CA
October 14-15, 2020 (Wed-Thurs) Las Vegas, NV
November 4-5, 2020 (Wed-Thurs) Azusa, CA
November 12-13, 2020 (Thurs-Fri) Pleasanton, CA
December 16-17, 2020 (Wed-Thurs) Pleasanton, CA

WebCTRL Intermediate (WC-307)

3 Days (8 student limit)

Course Description

For Intermediate Owner/Operators

  • Navigate the complete WebCTRL interface
  • Better understand system architectures
  • Track down and investigate alarms at all levels
  • Create custom reports
  • Utilize factory supported Add-Ons
  • Reverse engineer and troubleshoot logic pages.
Date Location
May 12-14, 2020 (Tues-Thurs) Virtual Classroom
June 9-11, 2020 (Tues-Thurs) Virtual Classroom
July 21-23, 2020 (Tues-Thurs) Virtual Classroom
August 18-20, 2020 (Tues-Thurs) Virtual Classroom
September 8-10, 2020 (Tues-Thurs) San Diego, CA
September 9-11, 2020 (Wed-Fri) Sacramento, CA
October 28-30, 2020 (Wed-Fri) Pleasanton, CA
November 11-13, 2020 (Wed-Fri) Azusa, CA
December 1-3, 2020 (Tues-Thurs) San Diego, CA
December 9-11, 2020 (Wed-Fri) Pleasanton, CA

Field Tech for Owner / Operators (FTO-207)

3 Days (6 student limit)

Course Description

For Intermediate Owner/Operators

  • Start-up a basic Automated Logic WebCTRL system
  • Perform basic system and network troubleshooting
  • Use and better understand the following WebCTRL applications:






Take this class with NET-207!

Date Location
May 20-22, 2020 (Wed-Fri) Virtual Classroom
June 23-25, 2020 (Tues-Thurs) Virtual Classroom
July 28-30, 2020 (Tues-Thurs) Virtual Classroom
August 25-27, 2020 (Tues-Thurs) Virtual Classroom
September 21-23, 2020 (Mon-Wed) Pleasanton, CA
October 7-9, 2020 (Wed-Fri) Azusa, CA
October 20-22, 2020 (Tues-Thurs) Sacramento, CA
November 16-18, 2020 (Mon-Wed_ Pleasanton, CA
December 14-16, 2020 (Mon-Wed) Azusa, CA

ViewBuilder Basic (VB-207)

2 Days (8 student limit)

Course Description

For Owner/Operators new to ViewBuilder

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explore the symbol library
  • Recognize microblock paths
  • Attach .view files to equipment
  • Attach floorplan .view files to areas
  • Program floorplan and thermographic summary pages
  • Use EquipmentBuilder to make .view files
Date Location
June 30-July 1, 2020 (Tues-Wed) Virtual Classroom
August 6-7, 2020 (Thurs-Fri) Virtual Classroom
December 3-4, 2020 (Thurs-Fri) Pleasanton, CA

Networking Basic (NET-207)

2 Days (8 student limit)

Course Description

For Owner/Operators and Technicians new to Eikon LogicBuilder

Quickly and efficiently:

  • Describe the different types of microblocks
  • Read a sequence of operations and translate it to a program”
  • Simulate a program to find errors

Take this class with FTO-207!

Date Location
September 24-25, 2020 (Thurs-Fri) Pleasanton, CA
November 19-20, (Thurs-Fri) Pleasanton, CA
December 17-18, 2020 (Thurs-Fri) Azusa, CA

Networking Intermediate (NET-307)

3 Days (6 student limit)

Course Description

For Owner/Operators and Technicians needing to design complex network systems.

Focus is on troubleshooting a network by reading a Wireshark capture.

  • BACnet bindings
  • Wireshark
  • Network Microblocks
  • Subnet Masks
  • Nat Routers / Firewalls
  • Hierarchical Servers
  • Security

Contact us at 1-888-786-2332 to schedule a class.

Date Location
July 14-16, 2020 (Tues-Thurs) Virtual Classroom
September 23-25, 2020 (Wed-Fri) Azusa, CA

Eikon Basic Programming (EIK-207)

2 Days (8 student limit)

Course Description

For Owner/Operators and Technicians new to Eikon LogicBuilder.

Quickly and efficiently:

  • Describe the different types of microblocks
  • Read a sequence of operations and translate it to a program”
  • Simulate a program to find errors

Contact us at 1-888-786-2332 to schedule a class.


Eikon Intermediate Programming (EIK-307)

3 Days (6 student limit)

Course Description

For Intermediate Owner/Operators and technicians who must make elegant programs from scratch.

  • Use programming and naming standards
  • Create a symbol library
  • Use Eikon productivity tools
  • Build a properties page
  • Make major edits to an existing control program
  • Create an advanced control program with a custom sequence of operations
Date Location
June 16-18, 2020 (Tues-Thurs) Virtual Classroom
August 11-13, 2020 (Tues-Thurs) Virtual Classroom
September 16-18, 2020 (Wed-Fri) Azusa, CA
October 14-16, 2020 (Wed-Fri) Pleasanton, CA

Sunbelt Controls Guarantee

A one-time refresher course. Students may retake a class, at our Training Academy, at no charge within six months of completing the initial class.

BAS University

BAS University (BASU) is the training arm for Automated Logic.

Sunbelt Controls training center locations and instructors participate in the ALC Factory Partners in Training Program and are recognized as Gold Factory Certified BAS University Training Center locations. The Partners in Training Program makes ALC Factory Certified Classes more accessible to customers and the dealers who support them.

Partners in Training locations meet the ALC Factory Training Departments quality standards including the training environment and classroom materials. Instructors are certified in the Best Practices in Training which allows students to build on their classroom experiences. This method promotes higher comprehension and retention of the materials learned.

IACET - Continuing Education Units

Our BAS University classes include International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Continuing Education Units (CEUs). BASU is an Accredited CEU Provider.

BAS University offers 1 IACET CEU for every 10 hours of classroom training.

To receive CEU credits, you need:

  • To successfully complete the objectives (tasks) as directed by your facilitator
  • Achieve a 70% or better on the online exam
  • To complete the anonymous feedback survey after the class session

Contact us

Telephone: (888) 786-2332 Press “0” for Training

Sunbelt Controls offers 5 training locations:

  • San Francisco (Pleasanton)
  • Sacramento
  • Los Angeles (Azusa)
  • San Diego
  • Las Vegas