Vocational Training


AV Technology Institutes Electronic Systems Integration Technicians training program prepares students for the
Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA)
Certified Cabling & Infrastructure Technician (CIT) and the Certified Integrated Systems Technician (IST) exams.


This certification represents a technician whose primary task is to perform basic infrastructure wiring for low-voltage technology systems in a residential or commercial setting. Certified technicians are able to use proper tools and techniques, follow instructions per project documentation, and operate in a safe and professional manner on the job-site. They understand the basic function of wiring and termination components being installed and are aware of common equipment and systems applications which they may assist with mounting and installing during later phases of a project. While these individuals typically work under supervision, this certification indicates to employers that they are job-site ready, can work billable hours performing cabling and installation support, and have foundational knowledge to support additional training on equipment and technology systems.


This certification represents a technician who can work independently to perform all functions related to the pre-wire (First Fix) and trim-out (Second Fix) phases of a project including troubleshooting common errors and verifying system functionality. Certified technicians follow best practices to properly mount and install a wide range of home technology equipment in racks and throughout a residence. They understand the basic concepts of how audio, video, and communication and control devices work, and perform the basic configuration of various integrated systems and equipment. This certification indicates to employers that a person has experience, possesses a broad range of essential technical skills, and is ready to pursue more specialized and advanced training on specific technology systems.

AVTI'S 12 Weeks 240 Hour Classroom /Tech Lab

Introduction to the Trade

Weeks 1 – 2

Jobsite Basics

Codes and Standards

Basics of Electricity

Applied Math

Construction Fundamentals

Pathways and Spaces

Fundamentals of Wiring/Cabling

Weeks 3 – 4

Cable Selection

Low-Voltage Cabling

Wire and Cable Terminations

Power Quality and Grounding

Test Equipment

Audio and Video Systems

Weeks 5 – 7

Audio Systems

Video Systems

Fiber Optics

Rack Assembly

 Audiovisual Sub-Systems

Weeks 8 – 9

Security Systems

Broadband Systems

Access Control Systems

Home Automation

Residential and Commercial Networks

Weeks 10 -11

Introduction to Networking

The OSI Model

Network Hardware

Network Configuration

Course Review

Week 12

Introduction to the Trade

Fundamentals of Wiring / Cabling

Audio and Video Systems

Audiovisual Sub-Systems

Residential and Commercial 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..

Receive A National Industry Certification

Founded in 1989 and headquartered in surburban Indianapolis, the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) is a 501(c) (6) nonprofit trade association for individuals and companies that manufacture, design, distribute, and integrate smart home technology. With nearly 3,700-members companies in 78 countries, CEDIA is the leading blobal authority on education, certification, research, standards, advocacy, and community awareness for the $19 billion residential technology industry. CEDIA is also a founding member and chief operating partner of the Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA), a consortium of electronics industry leaders focused on developing a skilled entry-level workforce.


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Electronic Systems Integration Technician (ESIT)

12 Weeks 240 hours


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Jan. 11, 2021  –  Apr. 2, 2021

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