Mastering Hydronic System Design,” an online course taught by BNP Media Plumbing Group Hydronics Editor John Siegenthaler, is now underway to a sellout class of 50 students. The course runs over a period of 10 weeks and includes about 20 hours of video instruction. The course is scheduled to run again for another 10 weeks starting Feb. 14, 2014.

The current students, from the United States and Canada, represent a range of backgrounds from contractors to engineers to renewable energy specialists. Each week they commit from five to eight hours to view training videos prepared by Siegenthaler, as well as do follow-up reading and homework assignments. They are able to work with the Hydronics Design Studio software to expedite design calculations.

“This course goes well beyond what can be accomplished in a webinar,” Siegenthaler said. “Students become immersed in the latest design approaches and hardware applications.”

The course is based on asynchronous learning, allowing students to work through the material on their own schedule. They can post comments and questions on a dedicated bulletin board and receive daily feedback from both Siegenthaler and fellow students.

Mastering Hydronic System Design is a joint effort by BNP Media, HeatingSpring Learning Institute and Siegenthaler. It is approved for 15 Learning Units through the American Institute of Architects.

Those interested in viewing a sample of the instructional video and overall course outline can do so at Registration for the next offering of this course is open at