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Low Voltage Technician CCP

Low Voltage Technician Overview (5450)

Type of Award

CCP - Career Certificate Program

Program Website

 www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-industry/default.aspx

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

  • No high school diploma or GED is required. (To be eligible to receive federal student aid, you must: Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or have complete homeschooling)

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: 10; English: 10; Mathematics: 10; or qualify for TABE exemption (www.palmbeachstate.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

Program Director, Jenny Posadas, posadas@palmbeachstate.edu, (561)-868-3541

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: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

Required Courses (Clock Hours: 750)

EEV0162Level 1 Low Voltage Technician (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

EEV0163Level 2 Low Voltage Technician (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

EEV0164Level 3 Low Voltage Technician (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

EEV0165Level 4 Low Voltage Technician (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

EEV0166Level 5 Low Voltage Technician (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

Total Credit Hours: 750

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Clock Hours: 450)

EEV0162Level 1 Low Voltage Technician (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

EEV0163Level 2 Low Voltage Technician (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

EEV0164Level 3 Low Voltage Technician (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Clock Hours: 300)

EEV0165Level 4 Low Voltage Technician (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

EEV0166Level 5 Low Voltage Technician (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

Total Credit Hours: 750