After six years leading the Locksmithing & Security Technology program, Barb Baker has decided to retire as Department Head and instructor. We are incredibly grateful for all of Barb's years as a teacher and mentor, and she has brought a keen technical mind to all aspects of the program. Please join our entire community in sharing our heartfelt thanks to Barb for her many years of expertise and mentorship, and wishing her all the best in her retirement.
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.