Online Curriculum

1.  Understanding the Connected Home
  • Overview of the Industry and IoT
  • Subsystems and Integration
  • Project Phases
  • Stakeholders
  • Ongoing Trends and Future Technologies

2.  Fundamentals for Electronic Systems Technicians
  • Construction
  • Jobsite Safety and Etiquette
  • Cables, Connectors and Termination
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Industry Standards

3.  Networking 101 for EVERYONE
  • Internet and Signals
  • TCP/IP and IP Addresses
  • Terminology - DHCP, MAC, Static, Dynamic, VPN
  • Wired and Wireless Networks
  • Network Setup and Security

4.  home theater technologies explained
  • Types of Home Theaters and Design
  • Sources and Video Displays
  • Audio/Video Processing
  • Control and Environment
  • Installation, Calibration and Troubleshooting

5.  Audio, Video, and streaming media technologies
  • Analog and Digital Audio and Video Sources
  • Audio Principles, Wiring and Distribution
  • Component Connection Options
  • Delivery Options and Online Services
  • Streaming Media and Troubleshooting

6.  Customer service
  • Elements of a Good Greeting
  • Tips on Professionalism
  • Building Rapport
  • Upselling Techniques
  • Handling the Irate Customer

  • Project Flow Charts
  • Supporting Documentation
  • Block Diagrams, Schematics and Layouts
  • Work and Change Orders
  • Schedules - Cable, Lighting and Equipment 

8.  working in the field
  • A Day in the Life of a Technician
  • Being a Part of a Team
  • Working with Other Trades
  • Safety in the Field
  • Recommended Hand Tools

9.  communication skills 
  • Appearance and Dress
  • Effective Communication and Interactions
  • Social Media Follows You Wherever You Go
  • Research the Possibilities
  • Prepare for Your Future

Skills Development

Skill Path 1 - Set of initial skills to be completed and verified by a supervisor. These skills are normally achieved in the first 30-45 days of the program.

Skill Path 2 - Set of advanced skills to be completed after Skills 1 is finished. Advanced skills should be achieved within 60-days after completion of Skill Path 1.

Online training and skills are monitored and tracked through the PrepTECH online portal.