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Basic Locksmithing

Hours: 40.00 | Estimated Cost: $1,300.00

Learn essential locksmith skills in this comprehensive 5-day course. Locksmiths and security professionals play an integral role in safeguarding businesses and homes. Professional locksmiths must be able to understand lock and key specifications, operating manuals and instructions to properly install and/or repair locks and other mechanical or electronic locking devices. This hands-on training is taught by a Certified Master Locksmith and is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level employment in the field of locksmithing. It is also essential training for building engineers and maintenance personnel who are involved in servicing and maintaining the lock and hardware systems for facilities.

Participants work with a wide array of key machines, tools and service equipment. Additionally, each participant receives a tool kit along with an extensive library of service literature and manuals.

Due to the hands-on nature of this course, class size is limited.

Additional Information

Learn About
  • Identifying and duplicating keys
  • Servicing and adjusting key machines
  • Rekeying a variety of lock cylinders
  • Originating keys by code, disassembling and impressioning
  • Servicing pin and disc tumbler cylinders
  • Servicing cabinet, furniture and mailbox locks
  • Opening locks with picks and bypass methods
  • Servicing and installing popular door locks
  • Basic master keying
  • Ethics, best practices and record keeping
  • Life safety codes
Training Outline

***Day One***

  • Introduction to Locksmithing
  • Key Identification
  • Key Machines
  • Micrometer Pin and Key Measurement
  • Lock Types and Design

***Day Two***

  • Review of Day One
  • Pin Tumbler Cylinders
  • Disc Tumbler Cylinders
  • Pinning and Keying

***Day Three***

  • Review of Day Two
  • Master Keying
  • Picking and Bypass Methods
  • Padlocks
  • Impressioning

***Day Four***

  • Review of Day Three
  • Impressioning (continued)
  • Installation and Removal
  • High Security Cylinders
  • Restricted Keys (Key Control)
  • Software
  • Shop Operations

***Day Five***

  • Review of Day Four
  • Automotive Locksmithing
  • Ethics, Best Practices and Recordkeeping
  • Life Safety
  • Interchangeable Core Cylinders
  • Review
Target Audience

Registration is limited to law enforcement, employees in the security field, locksmithing organizations or individuals sponsored by their employer.

Business and Industry Services

Fox Valley Technical College
Business & Industry Services (BIS)
D. J. Bordini Center
1825 N. Bluemound Road
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277
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P: 888-458-0449
P: 920-735-2525
F: 920-735-4771

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