Vocational Training

Curriculum

AVTI's Electronic Technicians training program prepares students for the CEDIA"s Certified Cabling & Infrastructure Technician (CIT) and the Certified Integrated Systems Technician (IST) exams.

Due to COVID-19 our world has been flipped upside down. With our new normal we have to continue to be on the forefront of technology and education. We are very excited to publish our new online hybrid curriculum. The curriculum has been restructured from the ground up to reflect CEDIA’s two new technician certification and career pathways.

CEDIA Certified Cabling & Infrastructure Technician (CIT)

CEDIA Certified Integrated Systems Technician (IST)

These two certifications must be earned progressively, and together represent the technical foundation of the industry. The exams cover essential knowledge and skills needed for professionals to independently perform the core technical tasks of any installation project.

AV Technology Institute has put together a Hybrid on-line program:

Hybrid: Courses include both in-person and online instruction as part of the course design.

In Person: Classes will meet in AVTI’s Technical Lab/ Classroom that will have the capacity to accommodate 12 enrolled students with social distancing in effect. The instructor and all students must wear mask and maintain a distance of six feet from one another during class sessions.

Online Training: Consists of 22 hours of online modules, and 40 hours of hands-on Technician Lab Exercises.

Students are required to complete the online modules within two weeks of enrollment start date. Online curriculum MUST be complete before scheduling In-person hands-on tech labs.

1 on 1: 30-60 minute weekly 1:1 sessions with AVTI’s Instructor.

Hands-on Technical training is two weeks

Week 1: Review of online training, Basic skills, cable termination and  test equipment training

Week 2: Lab exercise that allow students the opportunity for hands-on experience with Documentation Review, Running Cabling, Cable Termination, Retrofit Installation and Verification Testing.

Upon completion of  the course requirements students will be able to take the CEDIA Certification Exam.

ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS INTEGRATION TECHNICIAN COURSE (ESIT)
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

Testing

HYBRID COURSES ONLINE MODULES / IN-PERSON LABS

Cabling & Infrastructure Technician (CIT)

Jobsite Basic

Fundamentals of Wiring / Cabling

Cable Connectors Termination and Testing

Fundamentals of Audio & Video

Retrofit

Equipment Installation

Integrated Systems Technician (IST)

Fundamental of IT/Networking

Distributed Audio

Subsystems

Fundamentals of Home Cinema

Systems Control

Systems Commissioning

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.

CEDIA Certifications

CEDIA CERTIFIED CABLING & INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNICIAN (CIT)

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.

CEDIA CERTIFIED INTEGRATED SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN (IST)

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.

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Course:

CABLING & INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNICIAN TRAINING

22 Hrs Online Modules
20 Hrs Hands – On Labs

Dates:

Open Enrollment:   

 Oct. 2020 – Jan. 2021

Online Hybrid Curriculum Textbook Included

Times:

Course Time:

M – F  4:00 pm –8:00 pm

Course:

Electronic Systems Integration Technician (ESIT)

12 Weeks 240 hours

Dates:

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Jan. 11, 2021  –  Apr. 2, 2021

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