Courses You Might Take
The locksmith field requires a skilled person with a wide range of knowledge and training. There are many different types of locks, as well as many different types of keys.
To work as a locksmith, you must have a firm understanding of these topics.
Once you have selected a school, you will need to take several courses over the course of two years or more, depending on how much time you have available and how much money you want to spend on your education.
Courses offered in this program might include:
- Locksmith Basics: Students might cover basic lock types, keyway designations, key cutting and duplication, installation procedures, and other skills needed to become a locksmith.
- Master Key Systems: This course teaches how master keys work and how to install them. It also teaches you how to make keys for high-security locks and create master key systems for homes and businesses.
- Basic Electronics: This course teaches students about basic electronic components and how they work together to make up an electrical circuit or device. It also covers basic circuit design principles such as Ohm’s and Kirchhoff’s laws.
- Safe Opening Techniques: Safe opening techniques teach you how to open safes using various techniques such as drilling, torching, and picking. You’ll also learn about safe construction, materials, and the tools safe technicians use.
While these courses are designed to prepare you for your locksmith career, some states still require that you pass an exam to get your license. You may also need to pass a background check before receiving your license.