Home Technology Integration
I. Course Prefix/Number: ELT 108
Course Name: Home Technology Integration
Credits: 3 (2 lecture; 2 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
Course, sponsored by the Cisco Learning Institute, presents knowledge and skills in core competencies such as installation, integration, and troubleshooting, as related to the home networking technology industry. Lab equipment and online curricula are used. Content includes variety of residential subsystems including networking, lighting, structured wiring, HVAC controls, security, and home entertainment. Course helps prepare students for the CompTIA HTI+ Certified Exam.
IV. Learning Objectives
Student will learn to:
- Demonstrate the basic layout, installation, integration, and troubleshooting of a home network.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the use of electronic equipment and devices.
- Share ideas effectively with peers in technical and non-technical environments
- Identify residential subsystems such as networking, lighting, structured wiring, home entertainment and more.
- Assist in the design, operation, integration, and troubleshooting of home entertainment systems.
- Demonstrate how to install home security and networking systems.
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
- Residential Environment
- Codes and Regulations
- Residential Subsystem
- Home Automation Systems
- Residential Structured Cabling Systems
- Low Voltage Media
- High Voltage Protection Systems Residential Systems Integration
- Residential Systems Integration
- Installation Practices
- Rough-In New Vs Retrofit
- Trim-out Finish
- Testing and Troubleshooting
- Multi Dwelling
- Customer Support
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
Completion of on-line exams
Completion of final exam
Completion of lab projects
IX. Instructional Materials
On-line curriculum: Home Technology Integration (HTI).
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.