Career Package #3

This program is the whole deal. This is a 16 week cource that combines (MEI) Mobile Eletronics Installation, (FAB) Custom Fabrication, (CIC) Custom Interior Construction and (MMI) Mulitmedia Installation programs all into one. Career Package #3 prepares you to gain employment in multiple fields as well as allowing you the opportunity to earn more money at any one given place. The more you can do, the higher your earning potential. This cource will not only open up more possibilities in your career, but also expand your working knowledge to include mobile eletronics, custom fabrication, custom interiors and multimedia programs. You will learn all the job skills in all 4 levels. The hands-on experience you gain while learning in a simulated real world work setting greatly enhances your ability to proform.In these industries all four trainings are tied together in one way or another and will enable you to gain employment in the Mobile Electronics Industry, Custom Fabrication Industry, Custom Interiors Industry, Home Theater, Security, Surveillance, and Business Phone companies as Professionally Trained Installation Technicians.

Career Package #3 is a 16 week training program: (80 Days/ 600 Hours) (224.5 Hours of Lecture/ 375.5 Hours of Lab) Cost: $13,900

(MEI) Mobile Electronics Installation

Intro to Electronics

(MECP)(MESA) (IE-101, IE-102, IE-103, IE-104)

This course prepares you for a successful completion of the Mobile Electronics Certified Professional (MECP) Basic Installer Test. The MECP certificate/license is required for employment with major retailers across the nation. With this course your foundation is established by providing you with the knowledge to excel in future courses, as well as when you are attending the many of the 12 volt manufacturers seminars that are offered to retailers. This course includes detailed information about how electronics work.  We will be studying Ohms Law and Kirchoff’s Voltage Law along with other electrical laws, and how these laws apply to the mobile electronics industry. We will also be covering electrical, audio, and security components used in the industry, and their usages.  Other subjects covered will be electrical and acoustic measurements and their applications, basic troubleshooting and analysis, installation techniques, tool safety, and operations, shop safety and introduction to auto sound. There will be a three-hour MECP test given in addition to the normal practice test to finalize your grade for this week. The MECP study guide, Acoustic Edge Institute training materials as well the test are included in tuition cost.

Part 1: (37.5 Hours of Lecture/0 Hours of Lab) (5 Days/37.5 Hours) (IE 101, 102, 103 and 104)

Acoustics, Mobile Audio & Video Installations

(AC-101, MAI-101, MVI-101)

This course prepares you for a successful completion of the Mobile Electronics Certified Professional (MECP) Basic Installer Test. The MECP certificate/license is required for employment with major retailers across the nation. With this course your foundation is established by providing you with the knowledge to excel in future courses, as well as when you are attending the many of the 12 volt manufacturers seminars that are offered to retailers. This course includes detailed information about how electronics work.  We will be studying Ohms Law and Kirchoff’s Voltage Law along with other electrical laws, and how these laws apply to the mobile electronics industry. We will also be covering electrical, audio, and security components used in the industry, and their usages.  Other subjects covered will be electrical and acoustic measurements and their applications, basic troubleshooting and analysis, installation techniques, tool safety, and operations, shop safety and introduction to auto sound. There will be a three-hour MECP test given in addition to the normal practice test to finalize your grade for this week. The MECP study guide, Acoustic Edge Institute training materials as well the test are included in tuition cost.

Part 2: (37.5 Hours of Lecture/0 Hours of Lab) (5 Days/37.5 Hours) (IE 101, 102, 103 and 104)

Mobile Security Installations

(MS-101, MS-102)

You will be spending a small part of this course in the class studying basic alarm wiring, relay theory, door lock interface devices and other components used in the mobile security industry.  The remainder of the time will be spent  in the install bay installing mobile security on various vehicles.  Students will have the opportunity to install a security system on their own vehicles at an additional equipment cost. Following, you will go a little deeper into mobile security and cover the convenient accessories portion of mobile security.  The course will cover  window modules, multiple relay circuits, engine immobilizer circuits, multiplex wiring, door pops, remote sunroof, motorizing a trunk lid and the other various types of sensors that are used today.  The tuition includes some of your lab materials and text books. If you don’t have your own alarm or remote start alarm you can purchase that from us at an additional cost.

Part 3: (14 Hours of Lecture / 23.5 Hours of Lab) (5 Days/37.5 Hours) (MS 101 and MS 102)

Enclosure Design & Construction and Router Fabrication

(EDC 101, 102, 103 and RF 101)

In this program we will be covering the operation and safety of the various powered and non-powered tools used in the 12 volt industry. Knowing proper tool usage will help you better understand how the tools do the work, and not you. You will then learn measurements, angles, airspace calculation with just a calculator as well as computer aided software and proper construction techniques. We will go over all the “PROS” and “CONS” of sealed, ported, bandpass and all other types of enclosures. You will be designing and building a custom enclosure with all the proper techniques involved.  You will also learn how to finish your enclosure with a raised speaker grill, acrylic insert along with vinyl inlays and vinyl graphics. Carpeting techniques will be covered in this program as well. As you continue on becoming a custom fabricator, you will discover the many uses of a Router. First, you will become familiar with the router and the various bits used, then you will be working with them to complete another project. You will be using plexi glass (acrylic), vinyl, grill cloth and wood to complete your router project. You will build your own enclosure, surface mount panel and speaker grills. All this knowledge that you have been taught on will be taken with you on that successful interview. Included in tuition are all your shop project materials, and text books.

Part 4: (9 Hours of Lecture / 28.5 Hours of Lab) (5 Days/37.5 Hours) (EDC 101, 102, 103 and RF 101)

(FAB) Custom Fabrication

Advanced Fabrication & Kick Panels

(KP-101, ADF-101, ADF-102)

In this program you will be provided training to give you the skills to become an advanced fabricator. You will be learning different tricks and ideas for the uses of kick panels and door panels, used to enhance the sound quality in vehicles. Kick panels are what many competitors and high fidelity audio users use today in their vehicles. We will be studying framing techniques, the method of building kick panels and door panels. The next 11 hours will be spent building your own kick panel using wood, fiber glass and body filler. After near completion you will either texture spray or paint this item. From here you will be learning basic welding techniques of MIG welding, motorization, lighting techniques and polishing plexi glass (acrylic). As you continue you will be studying advanced fiberglass fabrication and related composites such as Polyester Resin, Fiberglass mats, A-Vail™, Duraglass™, Bondo™, Weskore™, Fleece, Various Pigments, Gel Coats, Milled Fibers, Polyester Primers, MEKP and other materials. We will also be discussing paint and body techniques used in our industry. To complete the program, the class will be broken into several small teams. The team will then design and build a team project that would represent a removable fiberglass trunk tub utilizing the skill and techniques they have learned throughout our program. This is mostly a hands-on class with the student doing their own projects. Included in tuition are all your shop project materials and text books.

Part 1: (5 Hours of Lecture / 32.5 Hours of Lab / 37.5 Hours Total) (5 Days/37.5 Hours)

Masters Fabrication # 1 – Advanced Fiberglass Shaping

(MA-101)

This program consists of the coolest stuff that very few people in our working audio industry know about. We are talking about 2-part foam used in conjunction with polyester and epoxy resins. In this program you will learn how to use, control, and shape 2-part expanding foam. Next you will learn how to fiberglass and mold it into routed panels bringing your project to a semi finished form. Now, you will be instructed on many different materials to finish your project before you complete it with a killer paint job! This project is to teach you how to suspend a monitor or amplifier in mid air in your trunk or in the back of your SUV.

You will learn the fundamental uses of an “Inverted Pin Routers/Pin Wheel Router”. Here you will be instructed on the uses and advantages of “Inverted Pin Routers/Pin Wheel Router” with you again doing your own projects. You will construct a steering wheel using MDF, acrylic, and some finishing compounds. Then moving on to the uses and functions of two-sided transparent tape, “some very cool stuff”. Your project will be finished up using vinyl, suede or other exotic materials.

This program is primarily all hands-on with you keeping the master pieces you build. Included in the tuition are all project materials with one exception, if you desire to finish your project in an exotic material an additional material fee may be required.

Part 2: (8 Hours of Lecture / 29.5 Hours of Lab / 37.5 Hours Total) (5 Days / 37.5 Hours)

Master Fabrication # 2 – Advanced Enclosures Design

(MA-201)

In this program you will learn the newest and coolest methods of advanced framing. A properly framed enclosure always adds that additional performance that everybody asks for. This program not only allows you to see these advanced techniques but you will actually be using them yourselves. You will learn and build different bracing components. Your project components will be fabricated on an “Inverted Pin Router/Pin Wheel Router”, “Router Tables” as well as with a hand router and table saw. This program will test your patience but, it’s worth the work!

This program is primarily all hands-on with you keeping the projects you build. Included in the tuition are all project materials.

Part 3: (3 Hours of Lecture / 34.5 Hours of Lab / 37.5 Hours Total) (5 Days / 37.5 Hours)

Master Fabrication # 3 – Metal Design & Fabrication

(MA-301)

Metal working is new for our car audio industry. Fabricating trim rings and adding polished metal accents to the interior, enhances your custom fabricated sound system fixtures.

In the past we had to send it out to be fabricated and polished. Now, once you understand the proper techniques, it will give you a great leg up in our industry with added knowledge.

There are some wicked things that you can create with most of the softer metals such as aluminum and brass, using the same equipment that shops already own. By the end of this program you will not only have a great looking trim ring but have a whole new world of techniques and ideas on how to use metals in car audio.

This program is primarily all hands-on with you keeping the projects you build. Included in the tuition are all project materials.

Part 4: (7 Hours of Lecture / 30.5 Hours of Lab / 37.5 Hours Total) (5 Days / 37.5 Hours)

Custom Interior Program (CIC)

This program is designed to be an exciting one month training program.  Instructing the “how to” of tricked out interiors as seen in custom automobiles today.  This program in majority is hands-on and no experience is required.  That is our job.  At the end of the program your knowledge will only be limited by your imagination.

Intro to Sewing

(CI-101)

In this course you will learn the basics of sewing, machine operations, tools, materials of the trade, terminology, panel location, a variety of seams and topstitch design techniques.

The first day will be covering machine operations, terminology, seam theory, tools and equipment.  As we continue the following day, measuring and templates for designing a seat pattern will be covered.  Next you spend a great portion of your time on the sewing machine, applying all that you have learned in the class and getting comfortable with the equipment.  The project that you will be making is a seat cushion that will finish this week out.

Part 1: (10 Hours of Lecture / 27.5 Hours of Lab / 37.5 Hours Total) (5 Days / 37.5 Hours)

Seat Design and Construction

(CI-102)

In this class you will learn how to tear down a seat, make a cover using the existing patterns, as well as making a cover when no pattern exists. We will also learn basic seat construction, and foam repair,restoration and reconstruction.

The first day is spent breaking down seats and making patterns, for sewing seat covers. Following, there will be a discussion, and then you will build a seat with foam and cover it with one of your own patterns. As you continue, you will learn about covering armrests and headrests as well. Your final project is designing and constructing a bucket or bench seat.

Part 2: (14 Hours of Lecture / 23.5 Hours of Lab / 37.5 Hours Total) (5 Days / 37.5 Hours)

Interior Design and Fabrication

(MS-101, MS-102)

This week you will learn how to design and fabricate custom hot rod door panels, custom carpeting, headliners, sun visors and floor mats. You will learn how to fabricate custom floor mats with binding. When learning about carpeting you will learn about jute padding and installation on various applications. You will learn how to put custom carpet in a vehicle, learn how to properly remove the interior and install padding. You will leave with two of the projects you build( Custom Hot Rod Door Panel and a Custom Floor Mat ). This is a very exciting week!

Part 3: (12 Hours of Lecture / 25.5 hours of Lab / 37.5 Total Hours) (5 Days / 37.5 Hours)

Advanced Custom Interiors

(CI-104)

In your final week you will be able to put all of your new skills to the test as well as learning some new techniques. You will learn how to construct and cover motorcycle seats and how to make custom steering wheel covers. You will learn how to work with exotic materials such as ostrich, leather, stingray and alligator. You will also learn how to write effective estimates for customers. In this course youget to take home the motorcycle seat and steering wheel that you cover. At the end of this you will be allowed additional time to finish and or customize the various projects you get to leave with.

Part 4: (10 Hours of Lecture / 27.5 Hours of Lab / 37.5 Total Hours) (5 Days / 37.5 Hours)

Multimedia Installation (MMI)

Want to take your electronics knowledge and career to the next level?  We now offer an exiting new course in residential and commercial Multimedia electronics (MMI). This course will not only open up new possibilities in your career, but also expand your knowledge from the mobile electronics classes. We will cover wire types, device placement, tools of the industry, system configurations, retrofitting and new construction installation of both residential and commercial systems. The systems include alarms, fire alarms, personal assistance devices, home audio, home theater, whole house audio, home automation, surveillance systems (cameras), access control systems, identity control systems, networking, and phone & cable systems.

Residential Alarms, Fire, Intercoms, Cable, Phones and Personal Assistance.

(CI-101)

This course will teach you the basics on home systems installations. We will discuss Codes, Standards, and Regulations of wiring, types of wire, wire pulling, calculations for voltage drops and battery calculations. We will also cover parallel and series circuits, pre-wiring new construction and retrofitting existing construction, types of home installations, intrusion alarms, fire alarms, intercoms, phones, cable and personal assistance systems. We will also cover planning and installing techniques for the industry. There will be about 18 hours of classroom instruction. Then we will move to the shop for hands-on experience in the installation of all of these systems. We will also cover how to draw, read, and make changes to site plans, identify wires, types of construction, and proper drilling techniques. We will install and troubleshoot each of these systems in our lab stations for about 18.5 hours. There will be a one-hour test at the end of this week.

 

Part 1: (18 Hours of Lecture / 19.5 Hours of Lab / 37.5 Total Hours) (5 Days / 37.5 Hours)

Residential Home Theater, Whole House Audio and Home Automation

(MM-102)

Want to make your customers the best on the block?  This course will teach you how to do that. More and more people are staying at home, and they want to be comfortable in their homes. This course will cover the topics of home acoustics, speaker placement, different kinds of surround sound environments, stereo, single source and multi-source distribution, home theater in a living room, and dedicated custom home theater installations. We will also cover home automation or smart home technology including audio distribution, lighting control, security control, access control, monitoring and remote control of home systems. We will also cover multi-room infrared emitters, receivers, and amplifiers. We have a custom home theater room set up for a real world learning experience. This course will have hours of instruction and installation in our custom theater. There will be a one-hour test at the end of the week.

 

Part 2: (19 Hours of Lecture / 18.5 Hours of Lab / 37.5 Total Hours) (5 Days / 37.5 Hours)

Commercial Intrusion and Fire Alarms

(MM-103)

Part 3:  (23.5 Hours of lecture / 14 hours of lab / 37.5 Total Hours)  (5 days / 37.5 hours).

Surveillance Systems (cameras), Access Control Systems, Identity Control Systems, Networking.

(MM-104)

Part 4: (10 Hours of Lecture / 27.5 Hours of Lab / 37.5 Total Hours) (5 Days / 37.5 Hours)