Get Schooled In Home Tech

As CEDIA Outreach Instructors we are equipped to deliver home technology education at a local level for your chapter or organization. Courses are accredited for CEU/CPD by leading industry partner associations and the training is available at no cost. Browse our courses below and see which ones peak your interest.

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Theater Design


Learning objectives:
• Define a “dedicated home cinema” and its attributes
• Discuss the science of “good sound”
• Analyze common and costly mistakes with home cinema design
• Identify specific design considerations, such as video optimization, lighting, electrical, safety and comfort
• Recognize the essential criteria for engaging an electronic systems professional in the design and build process

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Sound Isolation


Learning objectives:

• Understand the importance of controlling sound
• Define how much sound isolation is required in varying circumstances
• Learn the three tools: mass, absorption, and mechanical isolation — and the role of each
• Outline design considerations related to the construction of specialty rooms

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Hidden Tech

Learning objectives:

  • Review various residential systems and technologies and the unique approaches that can be used in the concealment process
  • Discuss how advance planning, design philosophy, and product selection affect the proper functionality of the installed products without compromising design integrity and aesthetics
  • Discuss methods and strategies for hiding technology in safe, convenient, and secure methods
  • Analyze the technology implementation planning process
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Lighting Control

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss lighting control terminology
  • Discuss and differentiate between various types of lighting control system solutions
  • Compare lamp types
  • Identify the benefits of lighting control by answering the question “Why would your clients install these systems in their homes?”
  • Clarify common misperceptions related to lighting control systems one might hear when educating clients on the value of lighting control systems
  • Explore design considerations
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Electric Planning

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the different types of residential systems and unique considerations of each
  • Describe the processes used by professionals in the project planning, design, and installation phases of electronic systems
  • Determine electronic systems impact on the design and construction relative to:
    • Space allocation
    • Framing requirements
    • Electrical and conduit requirements
    • Ventilation and millwork requirements
    • Home theater design
  • Recognize essential timelines for selecting and engaging an electronic systems professional for your project
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Green Systems

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize key areas of green and sustainable living and how integrated home systems can create synergies
  • Recognize the importance of making “green living” easy, empowering homeowners, and helping them measure results
  • Define green benefits of control systems for: HVAC, lighting and lighting control, automated shading, smart appliances, and water leak detection
  • Recognize impact of LEED for homes
  • Discuss sustainable living and renewable energies such as solar and battery storage systems
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Outdoor Tech

Learning objectives:

  • Learn how to list technology options for outdoor spaces
  • Understand outdoor project site evaluations
  • Identify how environmental conditions influence outdoor technologies
  • Review infrastructure and equipment needs and options
  • Examine control options and real-world applications
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Tech Infrastructure

Learning objectives:

  • Identify various residential systems and their unique qualities
  • Define benefits of technology related to energy efficiency and savings, comfort, convenience, and safety
  • Analyze the considerations related to wired systems vs. wireless systems
  • Recognize essential timeline for engaging an electronic systems professional in the design and build process
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Window Treatments

Learning objectives:

  • Identify various types of interior and exterior window treatments
  • Define differences between motorized and automated window treatments
  • Analyze the “why” of automating window treatments
  • Discuss how to engage a team of professionals in the design and build process
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