SH - Home Entertainment Systems

30 Hours / 3 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

The Home Entertainment Systems course discusses the implementation of distributed audio and video systems in a residential location. The course introduces the basic concepts of audio and video signals and discusses the devices and components of 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 the home entertainment systems, based on client requirements and other technical considerations. The installation of entertainment systems is discussed for new and retrofit constructions.

Course Outline:

Module 1:
  • Lesson 1: Audio Fundamentals
  • Lesson 2: Audio System FundamentalsĀ 
  • Lesson 3: Audio System Design
  • Lesson 4: Setting Up a System
  • Lesson 5: Postinstallation Activities
Module 2:
  • Lesson 1: Video Fundamentals
  • Lesson 2: Video System Design
  • Lesson 3: Setting Up an AV System
  • Lesson 4: Postinstallation Activities
Module 3:
  • Lesson 1: Home Theater Basics
  • Lesson 2: Control Systems
  • Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Fundamentals
  • Lesson 4: Best Practices

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. Software is not included with the purchase of the course, unless otherwise specified. Students are responsible for the purchase and installation of the necessary course software. **