About the program
The Alarm Systems program is offered as a Conestoga College certificate and provides you with integrated theoretical and practical learning experiences and a strong foundation in alarm systems. The goal of the program is to prepare you to function effectively in a diverse, competitive, and growing alarm systems industry. As a graduate of this program you will be competently employing up-to-date installation techniques and utilizing relevant equipment including networking, wireless and false alarm prevention. As a student in this program you will hone your installation, service, and problem-solving skills necessary in the alarm system industry. If you graduated from the Protection, Security and Investigation diploma program or other similar programs, or if you are working in the field and want to enhance your skills, this program is right for you. As a graduate, you will be ready to find employment in surveillance and investigation firms, alarm product distribution and sales, and alarm service and installation. You may also find interesting career opportunities as a sales representative for manufacturers, distributors and retailers of alarm system products, or for self-employment, contract, and consulting work.
All courses must be completed within 3 years of acceptance into the program.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status (See Mature Student definition for details.)
Note re: admission requirements
- Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language
- An academic strength is calculated by averaging the submitted marks of required subjects. If more than one mark is received for a required subject, the highest mark will be used in the calculation.
- Ten (10) additional marks are added to each Advanced level, OAC, U, U/C, and post-secondary course used in the calculation of academic strength.
Graduates have excellent employment prospects in installation, service, and problem-solution in the alarm system industry. Graduates will find employment in surveillance and investigation firms, alarm product distribution and sales, and alarm service and installation. They may also be employed as sales representatives for manufacturers, distributors and retailers of alarm system products, or may find opportunities for self-employment, contract, and consulting work.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home
- Use a range of specialized equipment and products, in compliance with established industry and other related standards, regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Apply relevant installation techniques in order to prevent or ameliorate incidence of false alarms.
- Use intrusion systems and surveillance camera equipment safely and effectively according to industry standards and regulations.
- Develop customer service strategies that meet and adapt to individual needs and expectations in accordance with professional standards and ethics.
- Identify professional development strategies that lead to the enhancement of work performance and career opportunities and keep pace with industry change.
The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.
Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.