Basic Locksmith 101 15 Hours
This class is built around the NCLLB study guide for the North Carolina Locksmith License test.
If you are an apprentice locksmith and looking for some helpful hints before taking the North Carolina License test, then this class is for you. Our instructors will spend a little more time on the areas of material that are more difficult to comprehend while studying on your own. Bring your study guide and key directory with you for the class.
SPECIAL NOTE: We will have a few study guides available for those that do not have one.
Please remember, unless you take Part A, B, C & D you do not receive credit for the class.
Class 100/0515A, B, C & D Instructors: In house
Limit: 25 Students
Professional Lock Picking & Bumping Techniques as Applied to Pin Tumbler Lever & High Security Locks
4 & 3 Hours
This class is designed for the locksmith who wants to improve his picking and bumping skills by acquiring a thorough understanding of the mechanics and operation of key locks. This class will cover terminology, analysis of design for vulnerabilities visualization for the internal workings of key locks, and utilization of feedback. UL437 locks will be picked and bumped open in class.
Class 101/0515& 303/0515 Instructor: Elizabeth Cox
Limit: 30 & 25 Students
Safe Servicing 4 Hours
Come learn about different procedures for servicing safes of all makes and models.
Class 102/0515 Instructor: Shane Ellison
Advanced Technical Product Troubleshooting 4 Hours
This course is designed for participants with previous basic electronic knowledge and use of a multimeter. Covered in this course are complete product and system troubleshooting, including eight “Hands-On” troubleshooting stations covering the following subjects:
• Power Supplies
• Magnetic Locks and Electric Strikes
• Touch Sense Bars
• Digital Keypads
• Motorized Exit Devices
• Access Control Systems
• Additional troubleshooting exercises
Class 103/0515& 400/0515 Instructors: Russ Anderson & Joe Coker
Automotive Key Extraction 4 Hours
The automotive key extraction class is designed to teach a very efficient way to extract broken keys from automotive ignition switches. While this technique works equally as well on door and trunk locks, we will be focusing primarily on ignition switches as they are the most challenging.
The first thing covered will be the construction and situational awareness of the type of problem being encountered. We will discuss in depth the type of lock and become acutely aware of some of the potential errors we can make while using foreign tools in a precise instrument such as an ignition switch.
We will next delve into the different types of keys, more precisely, the types of groves, channels, and shoulders of keys and how they can help us. While we are focusing on the different facets of keys, we will also cover the types of damage we can expect to see on keys and how they can help us or hinder us.
After we have covered the locks and the keys, we will jump in to the different types of tools used for key extraction. How some tools are better suited for some things and how some of the best tools are the ones we make ourselves. What makes a good tool and what is wasting time, and how we can use out extensive experience to design tools that are perfect for us individually.
Once we have a understanding of the locks, the tools, and the errors we need to avoid, we will put all of this information together and begin using the manufactured tools. Once we have used these and have a full understanding of how they work, we will review their effectiveness and discuss how they could be improved. We will then jump into the same type of use and review of user made tools.
Any remaining time will be spent on practice. I am planning this lecture to last 3 hours and 30 minutes purposely leaving 30 minutes to be spent on practice while I am available to help.
Class 104/0515 Instructor: Brandon (Brad) Whigham
NCLLB LICENSE TEST 3 Hours
If you are a locksmith wanting to test for your license, then this is the place to take the test. You will be given the time to test your skills and knowledge. You will need to contact the Licensing Board Office in Raleigh to be scheduled for this test session. The address is NCLLB at P.O. Box 10972, Raleigh N.C. 27605. Phone 919-838-8782 and fax 919-833-5743 or web site. www.nclocksmithboard.org.
Realtor Lock Boxes 4& 3 Hours
Learn how to bypass locked realtor lock boxes. Students welcome to bring any locked boxes not digital boxes and scope light will help.
Class 200/0515& 300/0515 Instructors: Tim Noszek
Advanced Code “Cracking the Code” 4 Hours
How many times have you looked up a code in the computer and found 25 or 30 different codes and you cannot determine which code is the one you are looking for? This is where the OLD FASHIONED CODE BOOKS come in handy. Don’t be stumped and have to make multiple keys until you narrow down the code.
Class 201/0515& 402/0515 Instructor: Reid Skinner
Beginners Automotive Knowledge 4 & 3 Hours
This class will cater to those who want to get into auto locksmithing, those who are new to auto locksmithing and also those who just want a little more to help them in the basics of auto locksmithing This class will cover the basics of equipment, cost, and the fundamentals of auto locksmithing. We will discuss key blanks, different methods of originating a key, try out keys, duplication machines, key extraction, transponders, vats, codes, obtaining codes (different code companies), where to find codes on vehicles, programming key, remotes, lock reading, lock disassembly, troubleshooting, distributors of auto locksmith tools. This class will be hands on.
Class 202/0515& 301/0515 Instructors: Maurice Williams & Jerry Swann
Motorcycle Generation 4 Hours
Learn basics and principles of motorcycle key generation. Generate motorcycle keys using Lishi’s, Accu-Readers and Tear Downs.
Class 203/0515 Instructors: Jennifer Richards & Jonathan Causey
Domestic & Foreign Ignition Repair 3 Hour
This class will focus on current domestic and foreign ignitions that have inherent problems. Learn how to identify the
Problem, remove them and how to service them. Ignition locks with the most common problems will be available for
Class 302/0515 Instructor: Jennifer Richards & Jonathan Causey
Safe ID 4 Hours
This class will teach you some of the basic ways to ID a safe you might be working on.
Class 401/0515 Instructor: Shane Ellison
Beginners EEPROM and In-Circuit Reading 4 Hours
Learn the basic theory and applications for EEPROM key programming. Lecture and hands on class focusing on learning the theory and practical use of In-Circuit EEPROM reading and programming as well as PIN retrieval. Discussion will also include different types of machines and programmers available.
This class will focus mainly on Toyota, Lexus, Chrysler, Honda and BMW.
Class 403/0515 Instructor: Jeff Hartsell& Jennifer Richards