Course List & Sequence

The Installer Institute course is organized in a way that maximizes a student’s learning ability. With our "no one left behind" mind-set, we can take the most novice student and set them on the track to an exciting and profitable career in car audio and custom fabrication.

Since we recognize that not everyone can take our entire 12 week program due to time, money or family obligations, we offer individual classes for those students that have an interest in a specific area of the car audio field. Contact our admissions department for more information.

6-Week Basic InstallationsExpand
200 Clock Hours

Car Audio Installations Class

Week 1
Intro to Formal Installations

Introduction to Formal Installations focuses on basic electrical knowledge. During this course students will prepare for car audio's premier certification exam, MESA's Installation Knowledge Exam. View Course Details.

 
Car Audio Enclosure Design Class

Week 2
Enclosure Design and Construction

This course introduces students to the different subwoofer designs and how a properly built subwoofer enclosure can bring your system to the next level. View Course Details.

 
Beyond Basic Car Audio Installation

Week 3
Beyond Basic Installation

Beyond Basic Installation is when the students really start to work with their hands. They will be taught the proper installation skills for installing aftermarket electronics, speakers and radios. Students are encouraged to work on their own vehicles in this class. View Course Details.

 
Car Security System Installation Class

Week 4
Advanced Mobile Security and Navigation

This course introduces students to Mobile Security, Remote starters, and GPS Navigation. Students are given the opportunity to obtain the most advanced security products on the market and install them in their own vehicles. View Course Details.

 
Complex Car Audio Installations Class

Week 5
Complex Installations

During this week, students learn some of the more advanced installation skills that will help them prepare to take the Audio System Installer and Security Systems Installer certification exams. View Course Details.

 

This 6-week program offers the following exams for certification:

Installation Knowledge Exam (IKE)

Security System Certification (SSC)

Audio System Certification (ASC)

 

6-Week Advanced InstallationsArrow
200 Clock Hours

This program can be taken with the 6-week basic installations course or separately for advanced installers.

Leather Interior Installation Class

Week 6
Leather Interior Installation

During this week, students learn some of the more advanced installation skills that will help them prepare to take the Audio System Installer and Security Systems Installer certification exams. View Course Details.

 
Advanced Car Audio Installation Class

Week 7
Advanced Fabrication

This course introduces students to the world of custom fabrication and fiberglass. This class is all hands-on and each student builds their own predesigned projects. View Course Details.

 
Car Interior Panel Design Installation Class

Week 8
Interior Panel Design and Construction

This exciting class focuses on the students by teaching them how to integrate accessories, (such as monitors and controllers) relocating A/C controls and creating custom mounts for equipment into a factory panel where it normally wouldn’t fit. View Course Details.

 
Custom Car Painting and Metal Work Class

Week 9
Custom Painting and Metal Work

This class will set you apart in the install bay by showing them how you can take your installations to the next level. You will learn MIG welding, metal fabrication, and painting techniques. View Course Details.

 
Home Audio Installation Class

Week 10
Introduction to Home Audio

Home audio installers are in high demand and it is a well known fact that car audio installers make some of the best home installers. This class focuses on structured wiring, distributed audio, and home theater systems. View Course Details.

 

12-Week Mobile Electronics ProgramExpand
400 Clock Hours

Car Audio Installations Class

Week 1
Intro to Formal Installations

Introduction to Formal Installations focuses on basic electrical knowledge. During this course students will prepare for car audio's premier certification exam, MESA's Installation Knowledge Exam. View Course Details.

 
Car Audio Enclosure Design Class

Week 2
Enclosure Design and Construction

This course introduces students to the different subwoofer designs and how a properly built subwoofer enclosure can bring your system to the next level. View Course Details.

 
Beyond Basic Car Audio Installation

Week 3
Beyond Basic Installation

Beyond Basic Installation is when the students really start to work with their hands. They will be taught the proper installation skills for installing aftermarket electronics, speakers and radios. Students are encouraged to work on their own vehicles in this class. View Course Details.

 
Car Security System Installation Class

Week 4
Advanced Mobile Security and Navigation

This course introduces students to Mobile Security, Remote starters, and GPS Navigation. Students are given the opportunity to obtain the most advanced security products on the market and install them in their own vehicles. View Course Details.

 
Complex Car Audio Installations Class

Week 5
Complex Installations

During this week, students learn some of the more advanced installation skills that will help them prepare to take the Audio System Installer and Security Systems Installer certification exams. View Course Details.

 
Leather Interior Installation Class

Week 6
Leather Interior Installation

During this week, students learn some of the more advanced installation skills that will help them prepare to take the Audio System Installer and Security Systems Installer certification exams. View Course Details.

 
Advanced Car Audio Installation Class

Week 7
Advanced Fabrication

This course introduces students to the world of custom fabrication and fiberglass. This class is all hands-on and each student builds their own predesigned projects. View Course Details.

 
Car Interior Panel Design Installation Class

Week 8
Interior Panel Design and Construction

This exciting class focuses on the students by teaching them how to integrate accessories, (such as monitors and controllers) relocating A/C controls and creating custom mounts for equipment into a factory panel where it normally wouldn’t fit. View Course Details.

 
Custom Car Painting and Metal Work Class

Week 9
Custom Painting and Metal Work

This class will set you apart in the install bay by showing them how you can take your installations to the next level. You will learn MIG welding, metal fabrication, and painting techniques. View Course Details.

 
Home Audio Installation Class

Week 10
Introduction to Home Audio

Home audio installers are in high demand and it is a well known fact that car audio installers make some of the best home installers. This class focuses on structured wiring, distributed audio, and home theater systems. View Course Details.

 

26-Week Comprehensive InstallationsArrow
900 Clock Hours

The comprehensive installations course is a NEW program offered at Installer Institute, which includes all of the courses in the Basic and Advanced Installations courses, along with workshops to improve your job skills and learn the process of owning your own business as an installation professional.

Getting Started in Mobile Electronics

Students will learn foundational knowledge of electrical theory, circuits, components and best practices related to the auto sound and security industry and will be prepared to take the Mobile Electronics Certification Program (MECP) and Mobile Electronics Schools Association (MESA) examinations.

Installing As a Professional

Learn the features, technology and installation requirements of the most common autosound components and the proper tools, techniques and accepted practices for integrating them into today’s vehicles.

Subwoofer Enclosure Design and Vehicle Acoustics

Learn to measure for, design, construct and upholster sealed, ported, and bandpass subwoofer enclosures. Students will be able to predict and model the response of said enclosures in the interior of a vehicle.

Integrating with OEM Systems

This one week course details the challenges of and solutions for integrating aftermarket electronics with factory installed systems.

Practical Installations

Learn and show practical skills in the assembly and disassembly of vehicles and gain hands on experience with products common to the autosound industry.

Security and Remote Start In a Digital World

Learn and demonstrate proper shop safety, test and identify vehicle wiring, install a mobile security system, install a remote start system, install power door locks, power trunk release and automation devices.

Leather Interior Installations

Students will receive hands on training of the removal, installation and reassembly of modern day vehicle interiors. Student will learn to install leather interior seat kits, headrest kits, and replacing factory door panel inserts.

Introduction to Home Audio and Structured Wiring

Home Audio will help the students understand that there are many directions open in a career in car audio that can be taken into the home audio installation industry to expand their skill set. This class will focus on the basics of home audio such as structured wiring, distributed audio, speaker mounting, troubleshooting, system design, and room acoustics.

Home Automation & Control

This one week course delves into the connections and protocols used in controlling smart homes and electronic entertainment systems. Students will receive classroom training and will work to program popular control systems.

Introduction to Automotive Window Tinting

Learn the tools, materials and techniques necessary to apply automotive window tinting film and be able to demonstrate skills in applying this film in a shop environment.

MESA and MECP Review

Students will review topics and information required to successfully take the MESA and MECP certification examinations. Having this certification will give students a successfully advantage for future employment in the car audio industry.

Advanced Interior Panel Design

Learn to redesign and build new interior plastic panels to house radios, performance gauges and smart phones. Students will also learn the skills necessary to relocate A/C controls and how to finish these parts to OEM standards. The skills in this class will help a student integrate aftermarket electronics into a vehicle’s stereo system and maintain a factory look and feel for the customer.

Learning and Mastering Custom Fabrication

Learn to create custom interior parts using wood, fiberglass and foam. They will be introduced to the tools, techniques jigs and materials necessary to create custom door panels, tweeter pods, dashboards and consoles.

Fiberglass Enclosure Design and Construction

Learn the materials, chemicals, tools and processes involved in creating custom enclosures for subwoofers solely from composite fiberglass materials and will be assigned class projects to demonstrate and refine those skills

Fabricating with Advanced Composites

This one week course occurs in classroom and shop and focuses on techniques for working with advanced composites like carbon ber and Kevlar in cosmetic and structural applications. Wet layup and vacuum infusion techniques are covered.

Painting and Welding

Introduction to the tools, techniques, and materials necessary to build motorizations, amplifier racks, battery mounts and exterior body modifications such as fender flares using sheet metal and mild steel stock. Students will be able to fabricate custom projects made from sheet metal and mild steel using various cutting tools and M.I.G. welders. Students will be able to finish metal, wood and plastic fabrications to a high gloss using industry standard tools and materials.

Career Building and Job Skills Development

The student will be able to effectively market themselves and search for available positions, build an effective resume, execute a successful interview and understand how to best retain a position once employed.

Starting Your Own Business, a Workshop

Learn the process for starting and operating a small business as an installation professional.

 

Continuing Education ClassesExpand
Seven 40 Hour Continuing Education Classes

Car Audio Installations Class

Intro to Formal Installations

Introduction to Formal Installations focuses on basic electrical knowledge. During this course students will prepare for car audio's premier certification exam, MESA's Installation Knowledge Exam. View Course Details.

 
Car Audio Enclosure Design Class

Enclosure Design and Construction

This course introduces students to the different subwoofer designs and how a properly built subwoofer enclosure can bring your system to the next level. View Course Details.

 
Beyond Basic Car Audio Installation

Beyond Basic Installation

Beyond Basic Installation is when the students really start to work with their hands. They will be taught the proper installation skills for installing aftermarket electronics, speakers and radios. Students are encouraged to work on their own vehicles in this class. View Course Details.

 
Car Security System Installation Class

Advanced Mobile Security and Navigation

This course introduces students to Mobile Security, Remote starters, and GPS Navigation. Students are given the opportunity to obtain the most advanced security products on the market and install them in their own vehicles. View Course Details.

 
Complex Car Audio Installations Class

Complex Installations

During this week, students learn some of the more advanced installation skills that will help them prepare to take the Audio System Installer and Security Systems Installer certification exams. View Course Details.

 
Leather Interior Installation Class

Leather Interior Installation

During this week, students learn some of the more advanced installation skills that will help them prepare to take the Audio System Installer and Security Systems Installer certification exams. View Course Details.

 
Advanced Car Audio Installation Class

Advanced Fabrication

This course introduces students to the world of custom fabrication and fiberglass. This class is all hands-on and each student builds their own predesigned projects. View Course Details.

Certifications & Accreditations

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SBCA Certification logo
MESA Certification logo
MECP Certification logo
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