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Career Diploma - Locksmith & Home Security Technician

With classes on electronic security to types of locks, the Locksmith and Home Security Technician Career Diploma Program at Penn Foster Career School offers students the opportunity to learn about the techniques and processes needed to begin a career in this field. Continue reading for more information about this online diploma program.

Official Program Name:

Locksmith and Home Security Technician Career Diploma

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster Career School

Program Level:

Career Diploma

Program Description:

How can keys be identified by their characteristics and shapes? What are the components of a home security system? What is the role of a home security technician? These are a few of the topics that might be explored in Penn Foster Career School's Locksmith and Home Security Technician Career Diploma program. In as little as two months, students can learn about software used for home security systems, the duplication process for standard and cylinder keys, the operations of different types of locks, the use of a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system, and wiring a home security system. Hands-on learning is achieved through practical exercises and Cutaway Lock Simulation.

Program Materials Supplied by Penn Foster Career School:

Once enrolled in the Locksmith and Home Security Technician Career Diploma program, students are supplied with the learning materials needed to complete specific courses in this program. This material includes a bench vise, brass key blanks, locksmith file set, brass padlock, pinning kit, lockpick rake, lockpick half ball, pinning tweezers, and key step gauge, among other tools and items. An online library, career guidance, access to student services via e-mail, phone, and message board, and an online community are also offered.

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Financial Aid:

Penn Foster offers low tuition with 0% interest and affordable monthly payments, so students graduate without debt.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Locksmith and Home Security Technician Career Diploma:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Penn Foster Career School to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • Starting Your Program
  • Introduction to Keys
  • Locks and Key Mastering
  • Fundamentals of Home Security
  • Home Security Wiring
  • CCTV, Recording, and Detection Systems

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of Penn Foster Career School's Locksmith and Home Security Technician Career Diploma program might explore employment opportunities in retail hardware stores, car dealerships, security firms, or as self-employed locksmiths or home security technicians. They might be responsible for cutting keys, repairing and installing new locks, setting up home security systems, troubleshooting and repairing home security alarms, or installing home security camera or fire alarm systems.

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