Locksmithing & Security Technology

The comprehensive Locksmithing & Security Technology program allows students to jump-start a locksmithing career and quickly earn a return on their educational investment. In the hands-on, nine-month program, students study with an experienced locksmith in small classes. The program will give you a firm grasp of the fundamentals and allows you to do high-quality work after graduating.

You’ll learn locksmithing through a combination of classroom theory, lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on benchwork, surveying, and installation. You’ll graduate with the ability to service and repair all types of residential and commercial door-locking devices. You’ll also be familiar with security technology such as electronic access control systems.

The program space includes individual benches for each student, a room for instruction and demonstration, a resource library, and all the major equipment and tools you would find in a locksmithing shop. Classes meet five days a week in the mornings, and after your second semester, you can work part-time while continuing to learn the trade in class.

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Program Details

  • Curriculum: Investigate what students learn over the course of the nine-month program.
  • Facilities: Virtually walk through the program space and bench room.
  • Faculty: Meet our talented instructors, who are experts in their field.
  • Tuition: Check out tuition, costs, and class hours.
  • Careers: Explore careers available to Locksmithing & Security Technology graduates and the employment outlook.
  • Profiles: Read about our alumni, including how an education at NBSS opened doors for them.

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Contact Rob O'Dwyer, Director of Admissions, at 617-227-0155 x111 or admissions@nbss.edu.
DJ Dabenigno

"If you want a hands-on, out-of-the-box career, if you want to problem solve to help people, if you're motivated, then Locksmithing is the way to go."

Donald "DJ" Dabenigno LK '05

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Locksmithing & Security Technology News

A New Generation

A lot has been said over the years about so-called "first-generation college students," but what about those who are the first in their home to learn a skilled trade? It was with those young people in mind that NBSS began a partnership with the Dorchester Youth Collaborative this past year. Read more.

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Bringing the Employers to Us

Sometimes the best way to help students find employment is to bring the employers directly to them, which is what the Locksmithing & Security Technology program (LK) did last year in an unusual type of job fair. Lock shops and other prospective employers in the industry came into the program space to see first-hand what students were learning.

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