Get a comprehensive introduction to the human experience of light and sound, and the science and technology of AV in order to create integrated experiences.

Who Should Take This Course

Anyone who is new to the AV industry or needs a fundamentals refresher. You can also use this course as a review session for the AV Technologist Test.


None. Consider Quick Start to the AV Industry Online for a more thorough introduction to industry roles and the most basic introduction to technology concepts.

Course Features

This is a three-day, instructor-led classroom course with some possible evening work, as required. Throughout this course you will have an opportunity to:

  • Learn the fundamentals of light and sound in relation to the industry
  • Explore how common devices in an AV system work
  • Learn how signals flow throughout a system and how they can be manipulated
  • Gain insight into key factors at play in the relationship between technology and the environment for which it is utilized

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Further Study

AV Technologist Test
AV Math Online
Project Management for AV Online
CTS Prep

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Education Tracks

Chart your course in the AV industry.

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Essentials of AV Technology Online

Take the online version of this course to learn at your own pace.

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Essentials of AV Technology Online

Upcoming Events

Webinar: The New CARES Act Legislation: What You Need to Know
06 April 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Webinar: Introducción a AV sobre IP
07 April 2020


Webinar: Videoconferencias con panel interactivo: cómo sacar lo mejor a ambos lados de una reunión virtual
07 April 2020