Academic Catalog

Electrician Low Voltage Fire/Security Certificate

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Estimated # of Quarters
This certificate is approximately 3 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters.
Prerequisites
None.

Prepares students for positions as low voltage electrician apprentices specializing in the electronic fire/security industry as alarm-system installers and service technicians. Students participate in realistic hands-on training in the classroom on burglar alarms, fire alarms, card access and closed circuit TV.

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 Certificate 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 1,089 hours of work experience.

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
EFS 105AC/DC Electricity: Basic Theory, Fractions & Ohm's Law7
EFS 106AC/DC Electricity: Series Parallel & Combination Circuits7
EFS 107AC/DC Electricity: Electrical & Power Applications7
EFS 108National Electrical Print Reading7
EFS 109National Alarm Installer Training Program7
EFS 110CCTV Application & Design7
EFS 118National Electrical Codes6
EFS 119National Fire Codes6
EFS 121CCTV Field Service & Installation7
EFS 124Washington Administrative Codes2
CMST& 220Public Speaking5
Any 100-Level Math Class5
PSY 112DIVPsychology of the Workplace5
 Technical Credits78

AC/DC Electricity: Basic Theory, Fractions & Ohm's Law

Item #
EFS 105
Total Credits
7

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. 

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AC/DC Electricity: Series Parallel & Combination Circuits

Item #
EFS 106
Total Credits
7

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. 

Prerequisites
EFS 105, or instructor’s permission.
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AC/DC Electricity: Electrical & Power Applications

Item #
EFS 107
Total Credits
7

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. 

Prerequisites
EFS 106, or instructor’s permission.
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National Electrical Print Reading

Item #
EFS 108
Total Credits
7

Introduces students to practical print reading as it applies to the National Electrical Code. 

Prerequisites
EFS 105, EFS 106, and EFS 107, or instructor’s permission.
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National Alarm Installer Training Program

Item #
EFS 109
Total Credits
7

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. 

Prerequisites
EFS 105, EFS 106, and EFS 107, or instructor’s permission.
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CCTV Application & Design

Item #
EFS 110
Total Credits
7

Introduces students to basics of CCTV systems design and applications. 

Prerequisites
EFS 105, EFS 106, and EFS 107, or instructor’s permission.
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National Electrical Codes

Item #
EFS 118
Total Credits
6

Introduces National Electrical Codes. Through individual tests, students will be able to research applicable electrical codes. 

Prerequisites
EFS 108, EFS 109, and EFS 110, or instructor’s permission.
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National Fire Codes

Item #
EFS 119
Total Credits
6

Introduces the National Fire Codes. Through individual tests, students will be able to research applicable fire codes. 

Prerequisites
EFS 108, EFS 109, and EFS 110, or instructor’s permission.
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CCTV Field Service & Installation

Item #
EFS 121
Total Credits
7

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. 

Prerequisites
EFS 108, EFS 109, and EFS 110, or instructor’s permission.
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Washington Administrative Codes

Item #
EFS 124
Total Credits
2

Introduces students to the Washington Administrative Codes pertaining to industrial safety and to electrical installations in the state of Washington. 

Prerequisites
EFS 108, EFS 109, and EFS 110, or instructor’s permission.
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Public Speaking

Item #
CMST& 220
Total Credits
5

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.

 

Prerequisites
Appropriate COMPASS (81 in reading)/SLEP placement score or successful completion of ENG 094.
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Any 100-Level Math Class

Total Credits
5
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Psychology of the Workplace

Item #
PSY 112DIV
Total Credits
5

Introduces general psychological principles and their application to the workplace, emphasizing critical thinking with regard to self-awareness, interpersonal relations, motivation, and teamwork. 

Prerequisites
Appropriate COMPASS (81 in reading) or SLEP placement score or successful completion of ENG 094.
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This page was last updated on July 22, 2015.