Graduates are trained to perform all basic locksmithing tasks with minimum supervision to satisfy customer demand and to meet standards set by the trade. They understand how to service and repair all mechanical residential and commercial door-locking devices, set up a master key system, install locks, service automotive locks and open safes without knowing the combination. Graduates are familiar with electronic and mechanical access control systems.
- Key Machinist
- Shop Locksmith
- Keys by Code
- Lock Servicing and Repair
- Master Keying
- Schlage Wafer, Medeco, Interchangeable Core and Other High Security Locks
- Pin and Master Key 10-20 Various Type Cylinders
- Lock Installation
- Safe Manipulation and Servicing
- Alarm Locks and Access Control
- Auxiliary Door Hardware
- Review and Setting Up Shop
- Field Trips and Guest Speakers
Students service and re-key Schlage wafer locks accurately and demonstrate the principals of operation of the Medeco high security cylinder as outlined in the Medeco Technical Service Manual. Other manufacturers covered: Sargent IC, Multi-Lock, Abloy, Kaba Peaks. Given various cylinders students service, re-key and master key them accurately.
The student will demonstrate the working principals of interchangeable core cylinders by master keying and servicing these cylinders with complete accuracy.
The student will install and mortise deadbolts, cylindrical locksets, emergency exit devices and other locking mechanisms within class prescribed guidelines.
Given common floor and wall safes, the student will open and service them, and change the combinations.
The student will demonstrate an understanding of requisites for operating a shop and keeping proper inventory control.
The curriculum each year includes guest speakers who provide hands-on lectures and demonstrations, as well as occasional offsite field trips. Past speakers and trips have included:
- Proteck cylinders with Assa Abloy guest lecturers
- Allegion electronic access with Don Cherry
- Router safety with Matt Wajda CF ’01
- Factory tours and Lock Museum of America in Connecticut
- Annual trip to Yankee Security Convention