Technical Certificate Programs
Smart Home Technology
SHT101 - Smart Home Technology IThis 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.
SHT102 - 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.
SHT103 - 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.
SHT104 - 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.
SHT105 - 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.