Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2016-2017

Palm Beach State College
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Security and Automation Systems Technician  (5249)


Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate


Program Website
www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/SecurityAutomation


Program Description
This program of instruction is designed to lead students through a high technology, multi-discipline set of content areas that will lead to employment installing and repairing security and home automation systems. Students Completing this program will be prepared to enter a profession with solid employment as well as professional growth opportunities as they learn and gain experience in the field of security and automation.


Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.


Admission Requirements
No high school diploma or GED is required. Students must:

  • Complete an Application for Admission, located at
www.palmbeachstate.edu/admissions/Admissions-Applications.aspx.
  • Take the Test of Adult Education (TABE) before registering for classes.

 


Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses in the catalog for this program.
 
Students must pass with the following minimum Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores: Reading: 9; English: 9; Mathematics: 9 or qualify for TABE exemption (www.palmbeachstate.edu/academicservices/curriculum-and-programs). 


Program Length
This program is 960 hours.


Location
The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.


For More Information
Kent Hartwig, hartwigk@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3541


To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Clock Hours: 960
  Group A - Security and Automation Systems Technician Helper  
BCV0001 Core Skills for Security and Automation Systems Technician 150
BCV0811 Level 1 Security and Automation Systems Technician 150
  Group B - Security and Automation Systems Technician Applied Skills  
BCV0812 Level 2 Security and Automation Systems Technician 150
BCV0813 Level 3 Security and Automation Systems Technician 150
  Group C - Security and Automation Systems Technician Advanced Skills  
BCV0814 Level 4 Security and Automation Systems Technician 150
BCV0815 Level 5 Security and Automation Systems Technician 150
BCV0816 Level 6 Security and Automation Systems Technician 60
Total Program Clock Hours: 960

For individualized course sequence


Employment Opportunities
This program supports an industry which has a substantial hiring base and continues to grow at a higher than average rate for employment. The program is supported by area companies providing turnkey gate automation, video and access control systems, builidng automation, nurse call and fire alarm businesses.


Gainful Employment
For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other related information,
see www.palmbeachstate.edu/areasofstudy/GainfulEmployment.


Career Path Notes
Upon completion students are awarded 24 credits towards the A.S. degree in Industrial Management Technology. Student also have option of starting work in the electrical industry and continuing their education through the Apprenticeship programs.  


Career Center
www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/