Locksmith Courses Online

PCDI Canada’s locksmith courses online will teach you to repair and open locks, make keys, change locks and safe combinations, and install and repair safes. Getting your diploma has never been more convenient.

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Orientation: Ashworth College Career Program

Learning at Ashworth  

The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Careers for Mechanics and Technicians  

An overview of potential career paths and professional development available for students who formally develop their mechanical and technical skills. Includes a summary of math and science concepts important to mechanics as well as applications of modern technologies in the mechanics workplace. The lesson concludes with an overview of general workplace safety practices and applications of personal protection equipment.

Lesson Group 1: Introduction to Keys

Lesson: Working as a Professional Locksmith  

Learn about the roles of a locksmith, skills of the locksmith trade, and career opportunities for locksmiths.

Lesson: Introduction to Locks and Keys  

Discover a wide variety of locks, keys, and security devices that locksmiths see every day. Briefly study the inner workings of many common locks and how they're operated with the use of keys.

Lesson: Using Tools Safely  

Learn about tools specific to the locksmith trade and how these tools are used safely. Study the metric system, one of the standards of the trades professions.

Lesson: Identifying Keys  

Learn how to identify keys, a critical skill needed to perform a common task of locksmithing, key duplication.

Lesson: Keymaking  

Learn about both modern, automated keymaking technologies and manual keymaking techniques..

Lesson: Duplicating a Cylinder Key  

Learn about the rekeying process before studying master keys.

Lesson: LKV001 Graded Project  

Discover how to take a key blank and turn it into a working key for your lock.

Lesson Group 2: Locks and Key Mastering

Lesson: Fundamentals of Locks  

Learn about the functions, uses, and troubleshooting methods for a variety of lock types.

Lesson: Rekeying the Pin Tumbler Cylinder  

Learn how to rekey a pin tumbler cylinder. Discover helpful tips when dealing with different common lock housings.

Lesson: Opening Locks without Keys  

Learn about the various options locksmiths have at their disposal to open locks without keys.

Lesson: Safes and Vaults  

Learn how safes and vaults operate by discovering the many pieces that must work in coordination to allow the lock to function properly.

Lesson: LKV002 Graded Project  

Apply the rekeying skills you've learned to rekey an actual door lock.

Lesson Group 3: Fundamentals of Home Security

Lesson: Locksmithing in Electronic Security  

Learn about job duties of home security technicians.

Lesson: Circuit Analysis and Ohm's Law  

Learn how voltage, current, and resistance are related in a circuit.

Lesson: Basic Low Voltage Electricity  

Study the fundamental concepts related to electricity and its uses.

Lesson Group 4: Home Security Wiring

Lesson: Access Control Systems  

Learn about the electronic components and hardware requirements of access control systems.

Lesson: Wire and Wiring Requirements  

Learn the process required to select and install the correct conductors for a job.

Lesson Group 5: CCTV, Recording and Detection Systems

Lesson: CCTV and Recording Options  

Learn about the advantages of using closed-circuit television (CCTV) for security and the types of cameras used in a CCTV system.

Lesson: Alarm and Detection Systems  

Learn about the types of alarm and detection systems and how they work to detect security and safety problems, such as fires and intruders.

Lesson: System Management Software  

Discover how system management software operates in a security system.

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Program Description

The Locksmithing program provides students with a basic understanding of the materials, tools and processes used by locksmith professionals to install modern security hardware in homes, business, and automobiles. Students learn safe work practices, hand and power tool identification and operation, and how to identify various brands and styles of locking systems and keys. The program also provides instruction on the design and installation of security and alarm systems for buildings and vehicles.

Program Objectives

After completing the Locksmithing program, students will be able to:

  1. Identify roles and career opportunities for locksmiths and home security technicians.
  2. Explain how to identify, create, and duplicate keys.
  3. Define locks and the common methods and tools used to open locks without keys.
  4. Recognize the components of a common mechanical safe lock and the procedures used to dial open, service, and change combinations.
  5. Describe home security and the role of the home security technician in locksmithing.
  6. Discuss electrical knowledge and licensing requirements needed as a home security technician.
  7. Explain the components that make up an access control system and how to choose components to fit the needs of the system.
  8. Identify installation options for closed-circuit TV and other detection and monitoring systems.

Once you complete locksmith courses online, you'll be poised for success in the real world. Call 1-800-535-1613 or enroll online today.