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Fundamentals for Electronic Systems Technicians


Online Course Length: 8 hours | Course Price: $149
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Build a solid foundation for installing digital systems

This course delivers a solid foundation for Electronic Systems Technicians. Construction methods, electrical basics, job site safety, tools and industry standards; as well as principles of structured wiring are explained, including cabling, components and outlets. As well as install procedures, testing and troubleshooting methods.


Students should have a basic understanding of what residential technologies are and the benefits they provide, but no prior technical knowledge is required.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Define various residential electronic systems
  • Explain the benefits of residential electronic systems
  • Recognize components of residential construction
  • Create a safe working environment on the job
  • Use project plans and documents
  • Design and document a structured wiring system
  • Pre-wire a structured wiring system
  • Safely install and terminate structured wiring system
  • Test and troubleshoot a structured wiring system

Learning Process and Evaluation

Each student receives a user name and password that provides private and monitored access to the online course.
Progression through the course is managed through an LMS (Learning Management System).
Each course is divided into 10 to 14 sections and at the end of each section the student is given a Quiz consisting of 5 to 10 questions randomly selected from a pool of questions. A score of 100% is required to progress to the next section. The student is notified which questions are correct or incorrect. The student can then review the materials and answer the questions again. There are unlimited attempts at each Quiz.
Upon completion of all the course material and section Quizzes, the student is required to take a 25 to 40 question Final Test randomly selected from a pool of questions. A score of 80% or better is considered a passing grade and the student will receive notification of his score. A Certificate of Completion will be available for the student to print when the Final Test is successfully completed.

Course Outline

1. Introducing Electronic Systems

  • Components of Structured Wiring
  • Electronic System Services
  • Electronic System Subsystems
  • Benefits of Electronis Systems

2. Construction and Electrical Basics

  • Basics of Construction
  • Running Cables and Drilling in Walls
  • Ohm’s Law
  • Surge Prevention

3. Jobsite Safety

  • Jobsite Hazards and Safety Rules
  • Jobsite Injuries and First Aid
  • Jobsite Standards of Governing Agencies

4. Tools and Industry Standards

  • Planning Tools, Symbols and Abbreviations
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Applying Industry Standards
  • Industry Certification

5. Fasteners and Anchors

  • Types of Fasteners and Their Uses
  • Types of Anchors and Their Uses

6. Components of Structured Wiring

  • Characteristics and Performance of Wire
  • Low Voltage Cable Types
  • Types of Distribution Panels and Modules
  • Wall Outlets and Access Points

7. Layout of Structured Wiring

  • Home Run Layout vs. Daisy Chain
  • Wire Run Industry Standards
  • Outlet and Audio Speaker Locations
  • Surge Protection Importance

8. Designing and Installing Structured Wiring

  • Installation Stages
  • Conduit Types and Selection
  • Low Voltage Cable Installation Guidelines

9. Terminating Structured Wiring

  • Cable Termination Steps
  • TIA-568A and TIA-568B
  • Termination Tools
  • Distribution Panel and Module Installation

10. Testing and Troubleshooting

  • Importance of Testing
  • When to Test
  • Common Wiring Problems
  • Common Testing Tools

11. Course Summary