North Bennet Street School Hosts Open House & New Building Grand Opening

All are welcome to attend a special dedication event on Nov. 8 and see the new building during the annual North Bennet Street School Open House both Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9. The dedication includes remarks by NBSS president Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, Chairman of the NBSS Board, Charles Kline and The Honorable Mayor Thomas M. Menino.

Visit the school during the Open House and see students and faculty in the new program spaces, enjoy demonstrations and see work made by students and alumni in the new gallery/store.

Dedication: Friday, November 8 at 11:00 am

Open House: Friday, November 8, noon - 4pm, Saturday, November 9, 10am - 3pm

New Address: 150 North Street, Boston MA 02109

North Bennet’s intensive, 36-week Locksmith and Security Technology program allows students to jump-start their locksmithing careers and quickly earn a return on their educational investment.The  program combines classroom theory, lectures and demonstrations with hands-on bench work and field work experience. This practical approach to locksmithing education is highly regarded by professional organizations, manufacturers and suppliers. Classes meet five mornings/week and end at 12:30 pm allowing students to work while learning the trade. The Locksmithing program’s thorough grounding in the fundamentals also provides sufficient time for practice, allowing students to do high-quality work upon graduation.

Program topics include: 

  • Introduction to locking hardware and their proper application
  • Fitting keys by hand
  • Picking and servicing locks
  • Key identification
  • Key machine adjustment and key duplication
  • Cutting keys by code
  • Lock servicing and repair
  • Master keying
  • High security cylinder locks pin and master keying
  • Lock installation
  • Auxiliary door hardware
  • Safe manipulation and servicing
  • Automotive lock servicing
  • Simple access control systems
  • Setting up a locksmithing shop 

Graduates are able to service and repair all types of residential and commercial door-locking devices, set up a master-key system, install locks, service automotive locks and open safes without combinations, and, they are familiar with electronic and mechanical access control systems.

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