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Locksmith & Home Security Technician Career Diploma

Pursue a Career as a Locksmith and Home Security Technician

Learn how to become a Locksmith and Home Security Technician through Penn Foster Career School's Locksmith & Home Security Technician training program. Our program provides practical exercises and hands-on learning with a Cutaway Lock Simulation so that you can begin your journey into becoming a professional locksmith.

Why become a Professional Locksmith and Home Security Technician?

You can complete Penn Foster Career School’s online Locksmith & Home Security Technician training program at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home — in as little as two months! You’ll learn about key making, electronic security, and learn how to work with several types of locks, including automobile locks, safes, and vaults. Our program also covers the fundamentals of home security including lessons on access control systems, closed circuit television (CCTV), detections systems and system management software.
Why become a Professional Locksmith?
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Curriculum for Success
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Get the skills and knowledge to help you prepare for a career as a Professional Locksmith and/or Home Security Technician.
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Customize your study and exam schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
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Locksmithing Course Details

In the Penn Foster Career School Professional Locksmith & Home Security Technician training program you’ll learn about duplicating keys, the methods of opening locks without keys, as well as installing door locks, security devices, safes, vaults, and panic hardware. Additionally, you'll cover Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), recording and detection systems, and system management software. And, with the help of our interactive lock simulation, which is included with your program, you'll be able to prepare for your new career with confidence.
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With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your locksmith and home security training online today.
I would rate Penn Foster ten stars [out of ten] — if you’re on a budget, it’s the best school to work around your schedule. The practical exercises have you making a lot by hand, and they were very challenging. Give it a shot — you won’t regret it. I guarantee it.
Steve A.
Professional Locksmithing Graduate
Locksmith Student

What is the Salary for a Locksmith or Home Security Technician?

Enrolling in our online Professional Locksmith & Home Security Technician program can be the first step toward securing a rewarding career. Locksmith and home security training will help you discover the details the details of how identify locks, recognize keys, create new keys, and open locks without keys. You will also learn about security systems that secure our families. How much can a locksmith or home security technician make per year? The median annual locksmith salary is $42,730.¹
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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, Locksmiths and Safe Repairers, May 2017. Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.
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