Low Voltage Electronic Safety and Security Technician (LVE1) Technical Certificate of Credit
Systems technicians in a security company are responsible for the installation, maintenance, and repairs of security systems, life-safety systems, networked video surveillance, access control systems, and other related equipment. Abilities that make a great system technician include handiness, critical thinking, complex problem solving, and good communication skills.
- Submit a completed application and application fee
- Be at least 16 years of age
- Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
- Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.
This program is a HOPE Career Grant eligible program for students who are HOPE Grant eligible. The Career Grant award is a fixed amount per semester based on the number of credit hours taken. Maximum award per term is $500.
|ELCR 1003Introduction to Electrical and Electronics Theory
Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None This course investigates the fundamental principles of electricity and provides an overview of fundamental electronics theory with an emphasis on practical applications. Topics include: basic electrical/electronics terminology; electromagnetic theory; direct and alternating currents; resistor, transistor, semiconductor and integrated circuit applications; and safety practices and procedures.
|TELE 2020Communication Cabling Installation
Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2.5 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 4.5 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None This course is designed for the entry-level telecommunications technicians who need to understand the industry and be proficient in the basic practices used in a structured cabling and installation environment. Topics include identification of industry structure, standards, codes and methodologies; media characteristics; preparation for installation, connectors, grounding and bonding, testing, pulling and termination of cable; cable splicing; fire stopping; administration; professionalism; selection and maintenance of tools; delivery and inventory of equipment; and interpretation of symbols and specifications.
|TELE 1160Fiber Optics Transmission Systems
Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2.5 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 4.5 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None Introduces the fundamentals of fiber optics and explores the applications of fiber optics transmission systems. Laboratory exercises give students hands-on experience with fiber optic devices. Topics include: introduction to optical fiber principles, types of optical fiber, characteristics of optical fiber, factors contributing to fiber losses, fiber optic systems, installation and maintenance of fiber optic systems, fusion/quick connect splicing, and terminations.
|ELCR 2190Networking I
Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None Provides an introduction to networking technologies. Cover a wide range of material about networking, from careers in networking to local area networks, wide area networks, protocols, topologies, transmission media, and security. Focuses on operating network management systems and implementing the installation of networks. The course reviews cabling, connection schemes, the fundamentals of LAN and Wan technologies, TCP/IP configuration and troubleshooting, remote connectivity, and network maintenance and troubleshooting. Topics include: media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation, and network support.
|ELCR 2660Security System Installation and Testing
Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None This course is designed to give students a working knowledge of basic security system applications and theory. Students will be able to identify system components and their uses and apply that knowledge to system design. The course utilizes hands-on training in system installation, programming, testing and troubleshooting to assess the preparedness of the student in the security system installation and service industry.
|ELCR 2680Access Control and CCTV Installation
Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None The Access Control and CCTV Installation course is designed to give students a working knowledge of access control and CCTV systems applications and theory. Students will be able to identify the system components of the respective systems. The access control segment of the course utilizes hands-on training in component identification and installation including, but is not limited to processors, key pads, card swipes, biometric devices, and security devices related to the control of the pathways. The CCTV segment of the course utilizes hands-on training in component identification and installation including, but is not limited to cabling, power supplies, video cameras, VCRs, storage devices, and monitors.
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