Niagara for Programmers

Course Description:

This course is intended for those responsible for engineering a Niagara system and for supervisory HVAC controls system administrators.  This is an intense five-day course and attendees should have advanced computer skills and a basic understanding of control systems and programming.

Course Duration & Fee:

5 Days - 7:30AM to 3:30PM
Price: $1500

Course Availability:

The following list of dates are include the availability of this course through May 2023. Please select the appropriate course date from the list below when registering online. 

  • March 27-31, 7:30AM to 3:30PM 

Note: This class is taught at LONG Building Technologies, there are no online options available at the time. To ensure the healthy and safety of all, please read over our safety practices here before you arrive. 


In this course, the student will learn most aspects of the Niagara N4 system.  The course will cover in detail system architecture, database design, logic programming, and graphic page generation.  This is a hands-on class where approximately half of the class time will be spent working on lab exercises that will reinforce the lecture material.  Over the course of the week the class will engineer an entire Niagara database.  There will be a test and class survey on the last day to show progress and help improve future classes.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Proficient knowledge of Windows OS
  • Extensive experience and training with HVAC and DDC systems
  • Working knowledge of networking and internet technology
  • Successful completion of a Niagara 4 browser class offered by LONG
  • Completion of a peer-to-peer controller level programming class, BACnet, Lon, or Modbus. (See other classes offered)

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the Niagara system architecture
  • Show proficient use of the Platform
  • Configure Niagara objects
  • Backup and restore databases
  • Manage security
  • Setup logging and archives
  • Creation and management of a Niagara network
  • Creation and management of both Lon and BACnet networks
  • Build Px pages
  • Manage alarms via alarm console

What You Will Receive

Upon the completion of this course students will receive a Certificate of Completion and individual test scores.  We will provide course materials including Niagara manual, user guides, and product data sheets where applicable.  Breakfast (coffee and donuts) and lunch will be provided each day.