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Online locksmith course curriculum

Our online locksmith course curriculum teaches the skills you will actually use on the job as a locksmith. You will get hands-on practice with materials, tools, and processes, and study their applications for home, auto, and commercial security.

Orientation: Learning at Ashworth

Orientation: Learning at Ashworth 

In this course, you’ll examine 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, and developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Identify skills needed to be a confident and independent online learner.

Lesson Group 1: Introduction to Keys

Lesson Group 1: Introduction to Keys 

In this course, you’ll learn to identify a variety of keys by looking at the shapes and characteristics of the key. You’ll then learn how to make new keys from key blanks by using a key machine. Finally, you’ll learn how to duplicate both standard and cylinder keys, one of the most common tasks of the professional locksmith.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Recognize the tasks, tools, and safe work practices used by locksmiths.
  • Identify the common types of locks and keys encountered by locksmiths.
  • Differentiate between various types of keys using identifying marks and reference materials.
  • Describe how keys are made and duplicated.

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Program Description

The Locksmithing certificate program is designed to provide you with knowledge of the basic skills needed to become a locksmith. You’ll learn how to identify, duplicate, and make keys; open locks, safes, and vaults; and perform locksmithing tasks concerning electronic security systems.

Program Objectives

After completing the Locksmithing certificate program, you’ll be able to do the following:

  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.

Unlocking your career path

Ashworth College's API Program Name helps you develop the confidence you need to reach for your career goals because we integrate job search prep into your studies. With the online tools at the Ashworth College Central Network, you’ll get step-by-step guidance as you create polished, professional resumes and letters. After you graduate, you’ll keep your Ashworth College Central Network account so you can revisit the tools any time you need to make a good impression on a potential employer. Learn more about it at the Career Services page.

Advance your career in our online API Program Name program. Call 1-800-957-5412