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Low Voltage Technician PSAV




Low Voltage Technician (PSAV 5450)


Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate


Program Website
www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/LowVoltageTechnician


Program Description
This program is designed to lead students through a high-technology, multidisciplinary set of content areas that will lead to employment installing and repairing security and home automation systems, telecommunications, fire alarms and fiber optics. These systems have become so advanced that it is possible to arm security, turn on lights, and lock doors via a smartphone. Students will have the opportunity to enter a profession with a variety of avenues that will provide solid employment as well as professional growth as they learn and gain experience in the field as a low voltage technician.


Admission Requirements


Completion Requirements
1. Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.
2. 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.palmbeachstae.edu/academicservices/curriculum-and-programs)


Program Length
750 clock hours; 25 weeks - daytime


Location
This program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.


For More Information

Contact Program Director, Jenny Posadas, posadasj@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: 750
EEV0162 Level 1 Low Voltage Technician 150
EEV0163 Level 2 Low Voltage Technician 150
EEV0164 Level 3 Low Voltage Technician 150
EEV0165 Level 4 Low Voltage Technician 150
EEV0166 Level 5 Low Voltage Technician 150
Total Program Clock Hours: 750

For individualized course sequence


Employment Opportunities
The Low Voltage Technician program supports an industry which has a substantial hiring base and continues to grow at a higher than average rate for employment. Support of the program has been offered by local companies and contractors providing turnkey gate automation, video and access control systems, building automation, and nurse call and fire alarm systems.  


Career Path Notes
Students completing our program may choose to continue in a specific area of interest once they gain experience. For example, a worker may enjoy installing fire alarm systems and be hired as a fire alarm technician at a hospital. Likewise, a worker may want to specialize in access control, and work as a securities technician for an alarm company.


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