Electrician Low Voltage Fire/Security Degree

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Prepares students for positions in the electronic fire/security industry as low voltage electrician apprentices, service technicians or installers.

Degree Info at a Glance

Type: AAT Degree

Avg. # of Quarters: 5

Estimated Cost: $10,363.40

Prerequisites: Successfully completion of the Electrician Low Voltage Fire Security certificate, or by Instructor permission.

Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters

Students participate in hands-on training with advanced equipment, techniques, and programming related to burglar alarms, fire alarms, card access, and closed-circuit TV. The program prepares students for careers as alarm-system installers and service technicians.

Included in this program are academic courses in communication (English composition, speech), quantitative reasoning (math), and social sciences (psychology, sociology), that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.

The Electrician Low Voltage Fire/Security Degree Program is approved as a Limited Energy (06) specialty electrical training program in the state of Washington. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates applying to become a Limited Energy (06) specialty electrician can be credited with 1,815 hours of work experience.

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the requirements for diversity, computer literacy and the capstone project.

Program Length: This program is approximately five quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates: Fall, winter, spring and summer quarters.

Prerequisites: Successfully completion of the Electrician Low Voltage Fire/Security certificate, or by instructor permission.

Program Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
EFS 105 AC/DC Electricity: Basic Theory, Fractions, & Ohms Law 7
EFS 106 AC/DC Electricity: Series, Parallel, & Combination Circuits 7
EFS 107 AC/DC Electricity: Electrical Power & Power Application 7
EFS 108 National Electrical Code Print Reading 7
EFS 109 National Alarm Installer Training Program 7
EFS 110 CCTV Application & Design 7
EFS 118 National Electrical Codes 6
EFS 119 National Fire Codes 6
EFS 121 CCTV Field Service & Installation 7
EFS 124 Washington Administrative Codes 2
EFS 207 Addressable Fire SLC Systems/Design 7
EFS 211 Biometrics Access 7
EFS 216 Advanced Voice Evacuation Fire Systems 7
EFS 221 Fire Codes, NICET, NFPA 7
EFS 226 High Security Structured Cabling 7
EFS 231CAP CCTV Digital Network Solutions 7
CMST& 220 Public Speaking (or higher) 5
MAT 105 Math for Industrial Professions (or higher) 5
PSYC& 112DIV Psychology of the Workplace
(or other social science or humanities class that meets the diversity requirement)
Computer Literacy Course to meet computer literacy degree requirement
(or successful completion of computer literacy exam)
  Total Credits for Completion 123

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