Electrician Low Voltage Fire/Security Certificate

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Prepares students for positions as low voltage electrician apprentices specializing in the electronic fire/security industry as alarm-system installers and service technicians. Students participate in realistic hands-on training in the classroom on burglar alarms, fire alarms, card access and closed circuit TV.

Certificate Info at a Glance

Type: Certificate

Approx. # of Quarters: 3

Estimated Cost: $6,819.20

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

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 Certificate 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 1,089 hours of work experience.

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

Admissions dates: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters.

Prerequisites: None.

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
CMST& 220 Public Speaking (or higher) 5
MAT 105 Math for Industrial Professions (or higher) 5
PSY& 112DIV Psychology of the Workplace
(or other social science or humanities class that meets the diversity requirement)
  Total Credits for Completion 78

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