Vocational Training

Curriculum

AVTI's Electronic Technicians training program prepares students for the Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA) Electronic Systems Technician certification exam and AVTI's Electronics Systems Integrator's Certificate

The Electronic Systems Technician (EST) career is one of the fastest growing professions in North America. EST’s install, upgrade, and service a variety of residential and commercial electronic systems including:

  • Audio/Video Systems
  • Computer Networking
  • Lighting
  • Control Systems
  • Security and Surveillance
  • Telecom
  • Cable & Satellite TV
  • Green Technologies

An EST’s role is ideal for students who are tech savvy, like to work with their hands, and are not pursuing a traditional four-year degree. Working as an EST can be a starting point to positions such as an engineer, designer, project manager, or even small business owner.

Electronic Systems Technician Core Curriculum

Construction Methods and Material

-Commercial Construction

-Residential Construction

Tools

Documents and Drawings
Hand Tools
Power Tools
Tools Safety
Test Equipment

Electrical and Electronic Basics

What is Electricity?
Units of Measurement
Ohm’s Law & Power Formula
AC and DC
The NEC
Optional Topics

Safety, Codes, and Standards

Codes vs. Standards
NEC and Low Voltage Wiring
OSHA
Jobsite Health Threats

Wiring and Installation Practices

Wire and Cable Basics and Types
Cable Installation
Cable Termination Techniques
Fasteners
Equipment Installation Basics

Residential & Commercial

Electronic Systems Technicians Training

Weeks 1-2

 Core Curriculum

Introduction to class, Expectations, Student Introduction

Explanation of Certifications

Introduction to Industry

Overview of Subsystems

Construction Methods and Materials

Tools

Safety

Codes and Standards

Wiring and Installation Practices

Week 3-4

Electrical and Electronic Basics

Identify industry related math concepts and terminology, Interpret Metric and English Unit system Conversions, Calculate voltage, current, resistance, and power using Ohm’s Law, Be familiar with and describe the bandwidth requirements for installed UTP/STP, Coaxial, and fiber optic cables,

Week 5-6

Structured Cabling / Wire and Cable Fundamental

Identify basic concepts of copper cabling installation and service—which are then applicable to all the procedures required to safely and competently install communications cabling. Basic electricity and safety; data communications basics; definitions, symbols and abbreviations; cable construction and types; cable performance characteristics, cabling standards; basic network topologies; basic network architectures; National Electric Code (NEC); cabling system components; DCIC installation tools; connectors and outlets; cabling system design; cabling installation; connector installation; cabling testing and certification; cabling troubleshooting; documentation.

Week  7-8

Introduction to Audio & Video Systems

Introduces and explains audio system components, including input sources, amplifiers, signal processing equipment, and output equipment. Describes power requirements, cabling option, system configuration, and basic design consideration. Reviews common test equipment used for installation and troubleshooting. Describes the types of equipment used in various video systems, including both analog and digital video, video signaling, display devices, HDTV, 3-D video, and video processing and distribution. Explains receivers, modulators, amplification, and distribution devices. Covers common test equipment and troubleshooting procedure.

Week 9-10

Video Calibration, Control Systems

Describe the human and environmental factors to consider in the design, selection, and installation of audio and video systems.  Explain how dynamic range, color saturation, colorimetry, and resolution impact video quality.  Define the procedures necessary to validate and calibrate a video display system.  Explain audio quality in terms of clarity, focus, envelopment, dynamic range, and seat to seat consistency.  Define procedures to validate and calibrate surround sound and distributed audio systems. Describe the pros and cons for choosing the appropriate user interface device for the power user, novice, and/or intermediate user client. Identify the different user interfaces common to this industry: infrared (IR) remote-controls, infrared/radio frequency (IR/RF) remote-controls, keypads, touch screens, video/TV display-based graphical user interface, computer and mobile controls.

Week 11-12

Residential /Commercial Networks

This course will provide the students with the knowledge of computer network basic concepts, which are applicable to the various specialty areas of the computer industry both residential and commercial, Computer Network Terminology, Network Administration, Wide Area Networks and Devices Used to Extend Networks, Network Architectures, Computer Network Topologies and Classifications, Network Services, Network Operations, Network Standards, Troubleshooting LAN/WAN Test Equipment, Network Server and Workstation Computer System Hardware, Network Operating Systems, and Disaster and Security Planning for Networks.

Meet Our Team

Derrick Davis, EST, ESC

Founder / Instructor

A U.S Navy Veteran, Derrick D. Davis is the founder, CEO and Lead Tech Guru of AV Technology Institute LLC. Mr. Davis has more than two decades of broadcast production experience as a Broadcast Engineer and Audio Video Technology Specialist. He has worked as a Freelance Video Engineer for Comcast Local Sports Network, Big Ten Network, ESPN, TBS, ABC, Palace Entertainment and Fox Sports. Mr. Davis is concurrently employed as a Broadcast Engineer for WXYZ CH -7. Mr. Davis also served as the Senior Broadcast Engineer for TV Warren City of Warren Mi. and Technology Specialist for Sport View Technologies Brighton Mi..

Angelique Carey

Receive A National Industry Certification

AVTI Is An Authorized Training Partner With:

The Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA) was created to establish industry recognized training and certification for entry-level Electronic Systems Technicians (ESTs). ESPA Certification is a widely recognized industry "stamp of approval". It signifies that an EST has Been properly trained to be effective on the job from day one, and continue to learn and advance in the industry. The credential is a high-stakes professional industry certification, built according to the highest standards and administered only in a timed, proctored, environment. The ESPA Certified EST credential provides the fundamentals which support all of the electronic systems vertical; commercial, residental, security, etc. It is the foundation for all EST career paths.

Industry Certifications

The industry is expanding and both homeowners, home technology companies, residential and commercial contractors wish to have a common frame-of-reference that verify the training and knowledge of technician. Hands-on training certification programs provide a broad base of knowledge, preparing technician to support the technologies that are in today's residential and commercial properties. Having employees that are well-versed in technology helps to achieve higher operational efficiency. Unlike many careers the certified electronic systems technician training can lead to several different employment paths, all of which are dynamic and constantly evolving.

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Course:

12 Weeks        240 Clock Hours

Electronic Systems Technician Certification Training

Dates:

2020 Dates Coming Soon

 

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