Prepares students for positions in the electronic fire/security industry as low voltage electrician apprentices, service technicians or installers.
Students participate in hands-on training with advanced equipment, techniques, and programming related to burglar alarms, fire alarms, card access, and closed-circuit TV. The program prepares students for careers as alarm-system installers and service technicians.
Included in this program are academic courses in communication (English composition, speech), quantitative reasoning (math), and social sciences (psychology, sociology), that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.
The Electrician Low Voltage Fire/Security Degree Program is approved as a Limited Energy (06) specialty electrical training program in the state of Washington. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates applying to become a Limited Energy (06) specialty electrician can be credited with 1,815 hours of work experience.
Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the requirements for diversity, computer literacy and the capstone project.
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|EFS 105||AC/DC Electricity: Basic Theory, Fractions & Ohm's Law||7|
|EFS 106||AC/DC Electricity: Series Parallel & Combination Circuits||7|
|EFS 107||AC/DC Electricity: Electrical & Power Applications||7|
|EFS 108||National Electrical Print Reading||7|
|EFS 109||National Alarm Installer Training Program||7|
|EFS 110||CCTV Application & Design||7|
|EFS 118||National Electrical Codes||6|
|EFS 119||National Fire Codes||6|
|EFS 121||CCTV Field Service & Installation||7|
|EFS 124||Washington Administrative Codes||2|
|EFS 207||Addressable Fire SLC Systems/Design||7|
|EFS 211||Biometrics Access||7|
|EFS 216||Advanced Voice Evacuation Fire Alarm Systems||7|
|EFS 221||Fire Codes, NICET, NFPA||7|
|EFS 226||High Security Structured Cabling||7|
|EFS 231CAP||CCTV Digital Network Solutions||7|
|CMST& 220||Public Speaking||5|
|Any 100-Level Math Class||5|
|PSY 112DIV||Psychology of the Workplace||5|
|Computer Literacy Requirements||3|
Introduces basic theory of electricity, electrical measurements of circuits, fractions, Ohm’s law, decimals, and decimal fractions. Covers formulas in electrical work, positive and negative numbers, exponents, powers of ten, and solving Ohm’s law.
Introduces the student to voltage, current, resistance, total values, and control of current in a series circuit. Introduction to parallel circuits, current and resistance, and voltage in a parallel circuit.
Introduces electric power in electric circuits, solving the power formula for current and voltage. Algebra for complex electric circuits. Resistance of wire of different sizes and length, sizing wire for a given load. Instantaneous values, maximum values and phase angles of an AC sine wave.
Introduces students to practical print reading as it applies to the National Electrical Code.
Introduces students to basic alarm systems through comprehensive lessons, videos and lesson tests. With final test, the student will have a thorough exposure to alarm systems.
Introduces students to basics of CCTV systems design and applications.
Introduces National Electrical Codes. Through individual tests, students will be able to research applicable electrical codes.
Introduces the National Fire Codes. Through individual tests, students will be able to research applicable fire codes.
Introduces basic systems service and installation of CCTV systems. Through individual lessons, students will be exposed to the basics of CCTV field service and installation.
Introduces students to the Washington Administrative Codes pertaining to industrial safety and to electrical installations in the state of Washington.
Introduces Addressable and Intelligent Fire Alarm Systems using Signaling Line Circuits (SLC). Includes comprehensive lessons, lecture, and hands-on practical application and design.
Introduces biometrics access control. Various biometrics systems are explored, as well as computer programmed access-control systems. Includes comprehensive lessons and lecture as well as hands-on practical application, installation and design.
Introduces Advanced Voice Evacuation Fire Alarm Systems as used in high-rise applications. Includes comprehensive lessons; lecture; and hands-on practical application, installation, and design.
Introduces Fire Codes, AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction), NICET (National Institute for Certification of Engineering Technologies), and NFPA (National Fire Protection Association). Includes comprehensive lessons; lecture; and hands-on practical application, installation, and design.
Introduces High Security Structured Cabling in residential and commercial applications. Explores cabling as a total package. Includes most applications of security and low voltage needs. Includes comprehensive lessons; lecture; and hands-on practical application, installation, and design.
Introduces Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Digital Network Solutions. Explores applications that require the camera to be recorded and viewed digitally or remotely via various networks. Includes comprehensive lessons; lecture; and hands-on practical application, installation, and design.
An Open Course Library class with inexpensive course materials. Assists students in developing real-world oral communication skills. Capture the dynamics of today’s business realities and see the benefits of effective communication. Selection of topics, library research, analysis, oral style, use of visual aids, and preparation and delivery of various types of speeches and oral presentations are included. The Internet, email, community interaction, and other practical tools support student learning and increase public speaking skills. Emphasis is placed on principles of cultural diversity.
|MAT 103||Business Mathematics||5|
|MAT 104||Introductory Computer Mathematics||5|
|MAT 105||Mathematics for Industrial Professionals||5|
|MAT 106||Math for Electronics||5|
|MAT 108||Math for Health Occupations||5|
|MAT 110||Math for Non-Science Majors||5|
|MATH& 141||Precalculus I||5|
|MATH& 142||Precalculus II, Functional Trigonometry||5|
|MATH& 146||Introduction to Stats||5|
|MATH& 151||Calculus I||5|
|MATH& 152||Calculus II||5|
Introduces general psychological principles and their application to the workplace, emphasizing critical thinking with regard to self-awareness, interpersonal relations, motivation, and teamwork.
|CAS 121CL||Word I||3|
|CAS 151CL||Access I||3|
|CPW 101CL||Programming Fundamentals||5|
|ARC 181CL||Introduction to AutoCAD||5|
|ARC 284CL||Applied AutoCAD||5|
|CAS 103CL||Online Learning with Canvas||3|
|CAS 115CL||Introduction to Computing||3|
|CAS 130CL||Excel I||3|
|CAS 135CL||Excel II||3|
|NSS 105CL||IT Essentials II||4|
|CAH 105CL||Computer Applications||5|
|ECS 110CL||Computer Essentials for the ECE Professional||4|
|ENV 245CL||Environmental Law II||5|
|GTC 123CL||Macintosh Operations & Image Acquisition||5|
|HS 110CL||Computer Applications for the Human Services Professional||3|
|MEC 140CL||Computer Programming and Logic||5|