Audio Visual Equipment Technician Diploma

Audio Visual Equipment Technician Diploma Program

Ready for a dynamic career working with live talent and supporting events? Audio visual equipment technicians, also called A/V techs, set up and operate audio and video equipment, recording equipment, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences.

This Audio Visual Equipment Technician diploma program prepares graduates for entry-level work in the professional audio/visual (AV), live sound and electronic systems industries.

The program teaches fundamental AV design principles and low voltage installation techniques including, networking systems, integration of audio and video components, and live sound reinforcement. 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.

The program also examines modern, industry-wide processes and technologies and also offers instruction in essential skills, including basic computer skills and professional etiquette. Students work with a variety of industry standard tools and hardware. Throughout the program, students are trained in on-the-job safety.

Graduates with audio visual equipment training may be qualified to work as electronic systems installers for satellite, cable, data networking and life safety systems; sound engineers, event technicians and in AV sales.

National demand for audio and video equipment technicians is expected to grow by 9-13% through 2024 with 21,900 job openings through 2024. (U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 Edition, Audio and video equipment technicians, retrieved 4/26/16)

Program length –10 months

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The program teaches fundamental AV design principles and low voltage installation techniques including, networking systems, integration of audio and video components, and live sound reinforcement. 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.

The program also examines modern, industry-wide processes and technologies and also offers instruction in essential skills, including basic computer skills and professional etiquette. Students work with a variety of industry standard tools and hardware. Throughout the program, students are trained in on-the-job safety.

Graduates with audio visual equipment training may be qualified to work as electronic systems installers for satellite, cable, data networking and life safety systems; sound engineers, event technicians and in AV sales.

National demand for audio and video equipment technicians is expected to grow by 9-13% through 2024 with 21,900 job openings through 2024.1

1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 Edition, Audio and video equipment technicians, retrieved 4/26/16

Madison, Wisconsin