Career Package #1

This program combines (MEI) Mobile Electronics Installation along with (FAB) Custom Fabrication into one 8 week program. We have discovered from our past students that it was harder for them to take the first four weeks, then leave and go to work, and then try to make time off work to come back for more training. This way you can take one leave of absence, complete all of your training in one time frame and then be done. Remember in this industry as you receive more training, you are only opening more doors for advancement. More knowledge equals more money!

Career Package #1 is a 8 week training: (40 Days/ 300 Hours)(99 Hours of Lecture/ 201 Hours of Lab) Cost: $7,350

(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 many of the 12 volt manufacturer 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.  Other subjects covered will be electrical and acoustic measurements and their applications, basic troubleshooting and analysis, installation techniques, tool safety and operation, 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 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. Other subjects covered will be electrical and acoustic measurements and their applications, basic troubleshooting and analysis, installation techniques, tool safety and operation, 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 vehicle at an additional equipment cost. As a follow-on, 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 other various types of sensors that are used today.  Your 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 a calculator as well as computer aided software, for 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 in 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 of the knowledge and experience that you gain from our training will most assuredly help you complete a 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 which are used to enhance the sound quality in vehicles. Kick panels are what many competitors and high fidelity audio enthusiasts use today in their vehicles. We will be studying framing techniques and 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 MIG welding techniques, 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 divided into several small teams. Each team will then design and build a project that would represent a removable fiberglass trunk tub utilizing the skill and techniques learned throughout our program. This is mostly a hands-on class with the students 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. Then you will be instructed on many different materials to finish your project before you complete it with a killer paint job! This project will 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 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 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)