Alarm Systems

Certificate | Code: 1531

Please note:

​Students in this program are required to bring a device that meets the BYOD requirements.

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.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 3 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

  • 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

Admission procedures

  • 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.

Graduate opportunities

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

Program outcomes

  • 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.

Program contact

Continuing Education
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Winter Registration: Opens November 1, 2021
Spring Registration: Opens February 7, 2022