The New York City College of Technology has joined forces with InfoComm/International Communication Industries Association, Inc. to inaugurate a program of audiovisual training courses based on InfoComm/ICIA’s Quick Start to the AV Industry and Essentials of the AV Industry Online.
NYCCT will kick off its Audio-Visual program during fall 2004 with two courses — Quick Start Plus and Essentials of the Audio-Visual Industry Plus — based on InfoComm/ICIA’s online coursework. Taught by industry professionals and guest speakers, the intensive College of Technology’s classroom sessions will complement ICIA’s self-study lessons with hands-on exercises, lectures on industry best practices and discussions of job keeping and seeking strategies.
The 15-hour Quick Start Plus will be geared toward new graduates and transitioning professionals who are interested in a career in the audiovisual industry. Students will spend six weeks developing an overview of the opportunities in AV through computer-based self study, hands-on instruction of basic AV technology, field visits to professional facilities and guest lectures from industry representatives.
The 12-and-a-half-hour Essentials of the AV Industry Plus is designed for AV technicians, managers and support staff looking to enhance their technical knowledge, for people seeking to join the AV industry and for professionals pursuing InfoComm/ICIA’s Certified Technology Specialist designation. Participants will augment InfoComm/ICIA’s online curriculum with weekly lab exercises taught by industry experts to gain the fundamentals of AV equipment, systems and integration. Students enrolling in the Essentials course must first complete Quick Start Plus .
Hands-on sessions for the courses will be taking place in the Entertainment Technology labs at the NYC College of Technology in downtown Brooklyn. Lectures will be held at the City Tech campus or during field trips scheduled at local pro-AV businesses.
For more information, visit www.citytech.cuny.edu.