Home Technology Integration

I.     Course Prefix/Number: ELT 108

       Course Name: Home Technology Integration

       Credits: 3 (2 lecture; 2 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

Recommended: ELT 101 or ELT 107 or equivalent

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:

  1. Demonstrate the basic layout, installation, integration, and troubleshooting of a home network.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of electronic equipment and devices.
  3. Share ideas effectively with peers in technical and non-technical environments
  4. Identify residential subsystems such as networking, lighting, structured wiring, home entertainment and more.
  5. Assist in the design, operation, integration, and troubleshooting of home entertainment systems.
  6. Demonstrate how to install home security and networking systems.

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• 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

  1. Residential Environment
  2. Codes and Regulations
  3. Residential Subsystem
  4. Telecommunications
  5. Audio/Video
  6. Home Automation Systems
  7. Residential Structured Cabling Systems
  8. Low Voltage Media
  9. High Voltage Protection Systems Residential Systems Integration
  10. Residential Systems Integration
  11. Installation Practices
  12. Rough-In New Vs Retrofit
  13. Trim-out Finish
  14. Testing and Troubleshooting
  15. Multi Dwelling
  16. Customer Support

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Lecture and Hands-on Lab assignments
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

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

On-line curriculum:  Home Technology Integration (HTI).

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Homework 10%
Quizzes 20%
Labs 30%
Final Project 20%
Final Exam 20%

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
can be found at www.oakton.edu/title9/.

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.

Electronic video and/or audio recording is not permitted during class unless the student obtains written permission from the instructor. In cases where recordings are allowed, such content is restricted to personal use only. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited. Personal use is defined as use by an individual student for the purpose of studying or completing course assignments.

For students who have been approved for audio and/or video recording of lectures and other classroom activities as a reasonable accommodation by Oakton’s Access Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC), applicable federal law requires instructors to permit those recordings. Such recordings are also limited to personal use. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited.

Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action through the Code of Student Conduct.