About this course
The Electronic & Audio Visual Systems (EAV) program is a program designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the audio‑visual and media systems fields. Target jobs include residential electronics installation technician, home theater installer, live sound reinforcement technician, audio-visual technician, low-voltage field service technician, low-voltage installer, and electronic systems design assistant.
These positions are typically found within low-voltage integration companies (sellers and installers of security systems, fire alarms, intercom systems, home networks, and audio-visual systems), business communication (voice & data) infrastructure resellers, high-end consumer electronics retailers, and cable/media companies. Trade associations for EAV professionals include InfoComm, the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA), the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), and the Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA). To prepare for a career in Electronic & Audio Visual Systems, MMI students develop a solid foundation in principles of electricity and electronics, and the application of low-voltage electronics to residential and commercial applications. Students acquire the basics of media systems design, especially as it relates to sound and video systems. They learn to install low-voltage cabling and wireless networking systems and to connect components ranging from LCD projectors to audio components to networking infrastructure. Students work with a variety of tools and hardware, including digital multi-testers, cable testers, reflectometers, cabling, switches, connector blocks, racks, and servers. Throughout the program they are trained in on-the-job safety. In addition to these skills, the EAV program introduces students to non-technical aspects of the media systems business and breaking trends in the industry.
In addition to attendance in all courses, students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments. These assignments include but are not limited to reading, exercises and problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations. A student can anticipate out-of-class activities that equal about two (2) hours for every one (1) hour of lecture.
Upon successful completion of the program, students could seek or obtain entry-level employment in the electronic and audio visual related positions.