Security Systems Technician

Security Systems Technician designs, installs, repairs, maintains, replaces, tests, services the operation of all electronic security systems in airports, schools, stores, homes, commercial buildings and everywhere.


The demand for skilled security systems technicians is ever increasing.Graduates of the Security Systems Technician (SST) program install, maintain, repair and test equipment for intrusion alarms, camera and surveillance systems, card access and personnel monitoring, and home automation and entertainment systems.


Security technicians work mainly with low-voltage systems under 30 volts, using many specialized installation and testing tools. Students are trained to work safely and effectively on 12 volt systems, 120 volt circuits, TCP/IP and telephone networks, CCTV, Access Control Installation, and service tasks include: pre-wiring, installation, programming, commissioning and trouble-shooting.

Required Courses

The program is divided into two levels. 


Level 1: Certificate of Achievement

• Introduction to Security Installations
• Fundamentals of Electricity and Electronics
• Wiring Methods
• Controls
• Detection (inputs)
• Notification/communication (outputs)
• Basic networking
• System design
• Job planning
• Field wiring
• Power and grounding
• Wireless
• Safety
• Metering
• False alarm management
• Commissioning

Level 2: Certificate

• Installing and troubleshooting intrusion alarms, surveillance cameras, card access and system integration. 
• A mandatory four-week work experience practicum with a licensed alarm company.



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