Electronic Systems Technician (EST) formerly DHTI+

280 Hours / 12 Months / Mentor Supported

Course Overview:

Electronics systems technicians (ESTs) work in a wide variety of industries, performing numerous tasks to install, maintain and upgrade the systems and services we all depend upon. In today’s job market, there is strong demand for in-house, bench, and field service technicians, technical support staff, and sales people with strong electronics training. The EST program will address the core competencies required to install, integrate, and troubleshoot interconnected home subsystems, including entertainment, telecommunication, lighting, HVAC, water management, security, and access control systems. The curriculum explores the design approach, working principles, processes, and standards that apply to the home technology industry.

Course Outline:

HE102: Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals

  • The Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals course focuses on the basic concepts and skills that students will require when they work with electrical equipment in a residential location. The course discusses the fundamental principles of electricity and electronics and the function of various devices such as resistors, capacitors, amplifiers, and oscillators. Different types of circuits and their applications are also discussed. Students will use electrical test equipment and diagnostic tools. They will also learn about safety measures, codes, and rules and regulations that must be followed for preventing mishaps.

 

HE105: Home Technology: Tools, Products, and Services

  • The Home Technology: Tools, Products, and Services course presents the major commercial participants, common practices, and prevalent consumer perception of HTI benefits. The course discusses the concept of an Integrated Home Network (IHN) and the tools, equipment, and expertise required to build it. The course also describes the historical events that have led the industry to its current state as well as the working principles, design approach, and technical and marketing concepts.

 

Students learn how to use industry information to better qualify sales prospects for HTI products, systems, and services and to better support customers. They develop a broad understanding of the various products and systems for meeting customer requirements.

HE106: Wiring Installation

  • The Wiring Installation course introduces the basics of wires, cables, and connectors used in residential wiring. It discusses low and high voltage wiring and their application in households. The course delves into details of structured wiring. Students learn to perform pre-wiring, rough-in, and trim-out operations. They examine the nuances of wiring in both new and retrofit constructions. Students also learn about wiring standards, safety standards, and rules and regulations that govern wiring installation and implementation.

 

HE107: Home Entertainment Systems

  • The Home Entertainment Systems course discusses the implementation of distributed audio and video systems in a residential location. The course introduces basic concepts of audio and video signals and discusses the devices and components that constitute home entertainment systems. It also discusses the current industry standards, rules, and regulations that govern home audio-video system installation and implementation. Students learn how to plan, design, install, and troubleshoot entertainment systems installed in a household, based on client requirements and other technical considerations. The installation of entertainment systems is discussed for both new and retrofit constructions.

 

HE108: Telecommunication Systems

  • The Telecommunication course introduces students to the fundamentals of the telecommunication system. Students are instructed on the design, installation, and configuration of home telecommunication systems, including advanced wired and wireless systems. They learn to install in-house services, such as voice mail, intercom, and call conferencing. Students also learn about testing and troubleshooting procedures.

 

HE109: Lighting, Temperature, and Water Control Systems

  • The Lighting, Temperature, and Water Control Systems course discusses effective management of three energy and utility-based systems — lighting; heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC); and water — through implementation of home technology. It introduces the basic concepts of the three systems and discusses the devices and components used to automate and manage lighting, HVAC, and water systems. The course also discusses the current industry standards, rules, and regulations pertaining to the three systems. Students learn how to plan, design, install, and configure the three systems based on client requirements and other technical considerations. They also learn how to detect and troubleshoot common problems.

 

HE110: Security, Surveillance, and Access Control Systems

  • The Security, Surveillance, and Access Control Systems course discusses the working principles, design, and installation of home security and access control systems. It describes wired and wireless security systems and explains gadgets such as sensors, security panels, zone commanders, and CCTVs that are a part of security systems. It also discusses various access-restriction systems such as card readers and biometric access control systems. The course delves into different types of alarms and detectors.  Students learn how to plan, design, install, and configure home security and access control systems, based on client requirements and other technical considerations. They also learn how to identify and troubleshoot common problems.

 

HE111: Home System Automation and Integration

  • The Home System Automation and Integration course discusses how to bring all the home subsystems together and create a fully integrated home. The course describes the process of setting up and programming automation controllers for complete home automation. Students learn to troubleshoot and identify technical problems with system user interfaces or control processors. They also identify integration standards and learn about the organizations responsible for defining these standards.

 

All necessary materials are included.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**