ITSC 131: ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||6 lecture, 3 laboratory per quarter (9 total per quarter)|
|Prerequisite:||Completion of recognized sound and communication apprenticeship or equivalent and recent employment as an installer/technician in the sound and communication industry.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
The student will be able to:
A. Explain the purpose of access control
B. Identify the components of an electronic access control system
C. Describe different types of credential readers and their applications
D. Describe different types of credentials and their advantages and disadvantages
E. Define terms such as: credentials, authentication and verified
F. Describe the common types of electronic and electromagnetic locks
A. Introduction (Lec)
1. What is an access control system?
B. Categories (Lec)
1. What you have
2. What you know
3. What you are
C. Components (Lec)
2. Control panel
4. Electric locks
5. Door switches
6. Request to exit
D. Server Configuration (Lec)
E. Credentials (Lec)
F. Electric Locks (Lec)
2. Electric strike
3. Electric lockset
4. Electric dead bolt
G. Control Panel (Lec)
1. Intro to VistaKey for hands-on lab
H. Access Control Hands-on Lab (Lab)
A. Work individually and in teams with basic tools of the trade, test instruments and tool safety.
B. Included will be the installation of sound and/or communication devices.
C. Equipment safety and safe handling practices are reviewed and applied.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
B. When taught via Foothill Global Access, on-going access to email software and hardware; email address.
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Results of assessments
B. Results of quizzes and tests
C. Discussion participation
Method(s) of Instruction
B. Group discussion
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Norman, Thomas L. Electronic Access Control. Cambridge, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann Publishers, 2017.
NOTE: This is the standard Sound & Communications textbook/workbook used for this course. Although it may not be within 5 years of the required published date, it is the most current book used when teaching this course. We will adopt the next edition, as it is published.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Reading assignments:
1. Read Electronic Access Control pg. 49: "Electrified Locks"
2. Read Electronic Access Control pp. 101-103
B. Writing assignments:
1. In your own words, describe the two basic types of electrified locks from a safety standpoint. Include examples of where you would use each type
2. After reading Electronic Access Control pp. 101-103 regarding Security vs. Life Safety, summarize in your own words the importance of understanding the building codes/standards as an installer