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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 nationally accredited 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

  • Introduction to Computers
  • The Internet and the World Wide Web
  • Application Software
  • The Components of the System Unit
  • Input
  • Output
  • Storage
  • Operating Systems & Utility Programs

Section II: Operating Systems

  • Introduction to Operating Systems
  • Computer Security Basics
  • Desktop Virtualization
  • Disk Operating Systems (DOS)
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Under the Windows
  • Linux on the Desktop
  • Mac OS X on the Desktop
  • The Client Side of Networking

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
    9 Credit Hours Towards CIE's A.A.S. Computer Degree Program


Special Offer to New Students April 1st - April 30th.

Enroll before April 30th in Course 5C for only $10 down and save 40% off standard tuition. Tuition is $855 for the Home Automation diploma.

You can finance your tuition with small monthly payments of only $75!

Education Benefits Available for Military Personnel and Veterans

Build on your military training with an Accredited Diploma from CIE!

CIE is approved for the training of veterans and eligible military service personal for educational benefits under the G.I. Bill, the Post 9/11 GI Bill and military tuition assistance under the DANTES program for service members on active duty in the Armed Forces.

Funds are also available for eligible military spouses under the military Spouse Career Advancement Initiative.

Call a CIE Admissions Advisor at (800) 243-6446 or email CIE to see how easy it is to put your Military Education Benefits to work for you today!

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 nationally accredited school that has been teaching via distance learning for over 75 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 - even if it’s Saturday.

Distance Education Format

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

Special Offer to New Students!

Enroll before April 30th in Course 5C for only $10 down and save 40% off stanard tuition. Tuition is $855 for the Home Automation diploma.

You can finance your tuition with small monthly payments of only $75!

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.