Associate of Occupational Science in Electronic & Audio Visual Systems

This program is no longer accepting new students and/or re-entering students into the program.
Delivery Method: Online and On-Ground Modality
Campus: Madison Campus Only

The Electronic & Audio Visual Systems (EAV) program is a program designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the audio‑visual and media systems fields.  Target jobs include residential electronics installation technician, home theater installer, live sound reinforcement technician, audio-visual technician, low-voltage field service technician, low-voltage installer, and electronic systems design assistant. These positions are typically found within low-voltage integration companies (sellers and installers of security systems, fire alarms, intercom systems, home networks, and audio-visual systems), business communication (voice & data) infrastructure resellers, high-end consumer electronics retailers, and cable/media companies. Trade associations for EAV professionals include InfoComm, the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA), the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), and the Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA).  To prepare for a career in Electronic & Audio Visual Systems, MMI students develop a solid foundation in principles of electricity and electronics, and the application of low-voltage electronics to residential and commercial applications.  Students acquire the basics of media systems design, especially as it relates to sound and video systems. They learn to install low-voltage cabling and wireless networking systems and to connect components ranging from LCD projectors to audio components to networking infrastructure.  Students work with a variety of tools and hardware, including digital multi-testers, cable testers, reflectometers, cabling, switches, connector blocks, racks, and servers. Throughout the program they are trained in on-the-job safety.  In addition to these skills, the EAV program introduces students to non-technical aspects of the media systems business and breaking trends in the industry. In addition to attendance in all courses, students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments. These assignments include but are not limited to reading, exercises and problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations. A student can anticipate out-of-class activities that equal about two (2) hours for every one (1) hour of lecture.  Upon successful completion of the program (see graduation requirements section of the catalog), students could seek or obtain entry-level employment in the electronic and audio visual related positions.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate audio visual installation designs, knowledge of layout principles and aesthetic design concepts.
  2. Identify techniques for mounting video systems, installing equipment racks and enclosures.
  3. Create technical documents to support client proposals.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts in audio and video delivery.
  5. Apply concise verbal and written communication as it pertains to clients and collaborators. 

Course Code

Course Title

Contact  Hours

Semester
Credit
Hours

 

Concentration Requirements

 

 

AV102

First Year Student Project

120

4.0

AV125

Construction, Pathways & Safety

60

3.0

AV130

Installation I

60

3.0

AV150

Systems Design I

60

3.0

AV230

Installation II

60

3.0

AV232

Installation III

60

3.0

AV240

Live Sound I

60

3.0

AV245

Live Sound II

60

3.0

AV250

System Design II

60

3.0

AV260

Networking

60

3.0

AV270

Troubleshooting

60

3.0

AV280

Home Theater Systems

60

3.0

AV292

Systems Integration & Automation

60

3.0

EL201

Electronics II

60

3.0

IN202

Skills Integration Studio

120

4.0

RT130

Electronics

60

3.0

 

Total

1,080

50.0

 

General Education Requirements

 

 

GS280

Project Management

60

3.0

HU113

Introduction to College Writing and Research

60

3.0

MS114

Media & Society

60

3.0

SO141

Managing Your Career

60

3.0

 

Total

240

12.0

 

Grand Total

1,320

62.0