Smart Home Technology

The Smart Home Technology program is designed to help students develop technical knowledge and skills related to the installation, repair and maintenance of automated devices and applications. Students will develop skills in automating a dwelling; and will learn details about diagnosing components, interpreting diagrams, and replacing defective parts when applicable. Also, students will learn details about hardware and software applications that can manage the devices remotely. In additions, students will learn how to establish a home theater system featuring video, 6-channel audio system, lighting plan, seating arrangement, and more.

This program consists of five courses:

  1. Smart Home Technology I
  2. Smart Home Technology II
  3. Designing a Home Theater System
  4. Computer Hardware Applications
  5. Computer Software Applications

Courses are geared towards self-paced learning that will give students "maximum exposure" in maintaining smart home devices and applications; as well as establishing a Home Theater System. When computed, the course lessons consists of 200 hours of specialized technical training: 110 hours of online training, followed by 40 hours of in-field training with an instructor, followed by another 50 hours of OJT (On-the-Job Training) through an employer.

Graduates will earn a Technical Certificate in Smart Home Technology.

Course Schedule

Course # Course Date Day Time Location
[SHT101] Smart Home Technology I Feb 3 - Feb 14, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD
[SHT102] Smart Home Technology II Feb 17 - Feb 28, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD
[SHT103] Designing Home Theater Systems Mar 2 - Mar 13, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD
[SHT104] Computer Hardware Applications Mar 16 - Mar 27, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD
[SHT105] Computer Software Applications Mar 30 - Apr 10, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD

Course Descriptions

Smart Home Technology I

This course develops skills in automating a home. The students will learn how to install and control a security, surveillance, lighting, stereo, HVAC, programmable thermostat, phone, motion detection, vehicle detection, irrigation, pool, and spa system. More importantly, they will learn how to install the devices without causing damage to the home.

Smart Home Technology II

This course develops skills in viewing and/or controlling automated devices in a home via the internet. The students will learn about interface options and software application necessary to monitor the devices remotely from any computer that has an internet connection, or from any Smartphone/PDA.

Designing Home Theater Systems

This course develops skills in establishing a home theater system. Students will learn details about video applications, audio systems, lighting plans, and seating arrangements. Also, students will learn specifications of AV receivers, speakers, speaker arrangements and mounting plans, subwoofers, music enhancers, Blu-ray disc players, etc. Understanding specifications will allow students to design and obtain a system pursuant to a budget.

Computer Hardware Applications

This course develops skills in understanding the function of computer hardware; e.g.: motherboard, hard drive, floppy drive, power supply, monitor, video display controller, removable media devices, memory, sound card, networking devices, and other peripherals. Students will also learn about hardware options for smart home technology applications.

Computer Software Applications

This course develops skills in utilizing computer software. Students will learn how to prepare various type documents by utilizing a word processor and/or electronic spreadsheet. Moreover, the students will gain exposure to utilizing the internet. They will also learn computer terminology, other software applications, and more.

Tuition & Fees

Item Description Cost
Tuition 6 Courses @ $250 Each $1,500.00
Required Books To Be Determined $0.00
Required General Tools Plastic Tool Box with Lock, Phillips & Standard Screw Driver Set, 6 in 1 Screw Driver, 8" Needle Nose Pliers, 8" Lineman Pliers, Wire Strippers, and Wire Rippers & Gauge. $218.43
Required Specialty Tools Computer and Computer Accessories - Intel Pentium 4 Processor, 3.0 GHz, 512 DDR-DRAM Memory, 80 GB UltraDMA hard drive, DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive, 9-in-1 memory card reader, 16” viewable image area flat screen monitor, Deskjet Color Printer, and Microsoft Windows 7 pro. VOM Meter - fused protected. $1,091.47
Required Safety Equipment Cloth Gloves, Eye Protection and Dust Masks $10.52
Uniforms Recommended $160.00
  Total Cost $2,980.42
Note: Students are responsible for acquiring books, tools, and supplies. Acquiring uniforms is optional. The fees are based on pricing from Menards website, however, the items can be obtained from any source. There are no other fees.