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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College West

Course Certification


Apply your technical skills and play an active role in protecting our homes, work and public spaces.

Join us to acquire the niche technical skills and knowledge for installing, testing, troubleshooting and upgrading of security systems including CCTVs, Access Control Systems and Intrusion Detection Systems.

What you'll learn

  • Install, upgrade, configure and maintain surveillance and access control systems     
  • Install, upgrade, configure and maintain intruder detectors and control panels
  • Perform troubleshooting on security equipment
  • Install and test cabling systems
  • Set up and maintain computer system
  • Set up wired and wireless local area networks

Entry Requirements

Completed GCE 'N' or GCE 'O' Level


  • Applicants for this course must ensure that they are free from colour appreciation deficiency.
  • Students will be required to purchase a Laptop which will cost between $1,000 and $1,400, for their 2-year course of study. This is in addition to the course fees. Financial assistance for the purchase of the PC is available for eligible students under ITE Opportunity Fund subject to terms and conditions. For more details on the specifications for the device, please click here.

Occupation Traits and Functional Ability Requirements

Nature of Work Functional Abilities
Security Systems Technicians install, commission, troubleshoot and upgrade security systems for companies that provide security systems solutions.  
They normally work on-site at customers’ premises where they are required to install, upgrade, configure and maintain surveillance, intrusion detection and access control systems. physical mobility, finger dexterity, interaction with strangers, dealing with non-routine schedule
They may be required to perform troubleshooting at card level on security equipment. They also work on wired and wireless network infrastructure and devices and Local Area Networks (LAN). finger dexterity, physical mobility, sensory (visual ability)

This course is less suitable for students who do not possess the functional abilities indicated.  If in doubt, please consult your school career guidance officer or visit ITE College West for further academic advising.

Progression Opportunities

Nitec in Security Technology graduates with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

Nitec in Security Technology graduates with a GPA of 3.5 and above may apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at the Polytechnics. For more details on diploma courses for progression, please refer to the Joint Polytechnic Admissions website.

Nitec in Security Technology graduates with a GPA of 2.3 and above may also apply for progression to related Higher Nitec courses offered by ITE. For more information on progression, please click here.

Career Opportunities

Nitec in Security Technology graduates are employed by companies that provide security system solutions. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Security Systems Technician, Service Technician and Systems Technician.

There are excellent opportunities for career advancement to supervisory positions and beyond. This challenge is for students to upgrade their technical skills and knowledge by taking up higher-level courses.