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Home Automation Distance Education Course

Introduction to Home Automation Installation

Learn to service and troubleshoot home automated systems! Gain valuable skills that will help you install, service and troubleshoot home automated systems like home security, audio/video, computer networks, electrical wiring, HVAC, cable and satellite.

Learn what it takes to prepare for a career in one of the fastest areas of growth in the electronics industry - Home Automation.

This introductory course does not require any previous home networking experience but by the end of the course you will have a solid foundation in home technology integration.

Gain valuable career skills employers are looking for without leaving your home!

Course 5C includes 30 lessons with unlimited instructor tutorial help that culminates in a Diploma from Cleveland Institute of Electronics.

Learn about the following topics:

  • Structured Wiring
  • Home Computer Networks
  • Troubleshooting Audio & Video Systems
  • Home Lighting Systems
  • Telecommunications
  • HVAC and Water Management
  • Security Systems
  • Computer Hardware
  • Software Fundamentals
  • Operating Systems
  • Programming & integrating control devices

Start training to become an Electronic Home Entertainment Installer and Repairer today.

Course 5C Syllabus – 30 lessons for a Diploma:

Section I: Introduction to Computers

  • Digital Literacy and the Internet
  • Computers, Mobile Devices and Apps
  • Inside Computers and Mobile Devices
  • Input, Output and Digital Storage
  • Operating Systems
  • Communications and Networks
  • Informations and Data Management
  • Information Systems and Program Development

Section II: Operating Systems

  • Introduction to Operating Systems
  • Computer Security Basics
  • Desktop Virtualization
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Under the Windows Desktop: Supporting and Troubleshooting Windows
  • Mac OS X on the Desktop
  • Linux on the Desktop
  • The Command-Line Interface
  • Connecting Desktops and Laptops to Networks

Section III: Digital Home Technology Integrator

  • DHTI Basics
  • Home Computer Networks - Install & troubleshoot
  • Distributed Audio Basics - Terminology & Components
  • Distributed Audio - Install & troubleshoot
  • Distributed Video Basics - Signal & Cable types & Satellite
  • Home Communication Systems - Design, install & troubleshoot
  • Security System Basics
  • Security Systems - Design & Install
  • Maintaining Home Surveillance Systems
  • Home Lighting Basics
  • Home Lighting Interfaces and Control Systems
  • HVAC, Power Protection, Home Control Troubleshooting

    Completion Time Allowed: 8 months
    Clock hours: 450

Special Offer: Enroll Today $5 Down and get 2 Free Gifts

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  • Enroll on-line in Course 5C with $0 down & SAVE 35% off standard tuition rates.
  • FREE embroidered shirt after 10 lessons & a FREE electronics tool kit after graduation.
  • Course includes educational resources like instructor support, instructor-led chat rooms, a video library and online exams.
  • Low monthly payments of $75.
  • Call (800) 243-6446 with any questions or e-mail us.

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Be in Demand for a Great Job!

The opportunities for home systems integrators continue to grow and show no sign of slowing down.

Job prospects for Electronic Home Entertainment Installers and Repairers will be most favorable for those with technical skills with expertise in appropriate electronics and networking applications.

What is Home Automation?

Home automation or home integration is the ability to integrate the latest electronic equipment found in the home. Security, home entertainment, lighting, heating and cooling controls are some of the areas of home integration.

Discover the CIE Advantage!

CIE makes it easy to get your computer training started with absolutely no risk to you while providing you with all the assistance you’ll need to succeed.

Earn a Diploma from CIE

Earn a Diploma from a school that has been teaching via distance learning for over 80 years.

Learn at Home

The course material is sent to your home and you can take your exams from home on our e-grade web site or mail them in to us to be graded.

Full Time Instructor Assistance

Contact our instructors anytime you have a question with your course work. They’ll help guide you through your studies one-one-one so you never have to study alone.

Distance Education Format

Study at times that are most convenient for you with our generous time allotment to complete this course (8 months).

Student Textbook Responsibilities

Students who enroll in this course are responsible for purchasing a limited number of textbooks that are not included in tuition. Please call an Admissions Advisor at (800) 243-6446 for the current list of textbooks that need to be purchased or click here to view them now.

Textbook Buyback Program

Textbooks purchased for this course might qualify for our Textbook Buyback Program. The Textbook Buyback Program would enable you to sell your textbooks back to CIE for tuition credit once you're finished with your learning module.


Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools Approval

Approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools to offer postsecondary programs of electronics technology, computer technology and electronic engineering technology. Registration Certificate 70-11-0002H.


BBB Accredited Business A+ Rating Cleveland Institute of Electronics

Cleveland Institute of Electronics has been an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau since 1964 with an outstanding A+ Rating.

A Better Business Bureau Accredited Business rating means the Better Business Bureau has determined that the business meets accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints.

In addition, Cleveland Institute of Electronics achieved the Better Business Bureau's highest rating of A+.