Monday, December 23, 2013
Students in the Electrician Low Voltage Fire/Security Program at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) worked together to install a new security camera system in the Learning Resource Center.
The system consists of 19 cameras throughout the building connected to the college’s LAN system, allowing security and Learning Resource Center staff to monitor the building 24/7.
“The goal of this project is not just to ensure that our property is secure, but that our students feel safe as well,” said Elaine Holster, faculty librarian at CPTC.
A total of six students were able to complete the project in a matter of days, compared to the month their instructor expected the project to take.
“There have been challenges,” said David Bryner, an Electrician Low Voltage Fire/Security student. “But we had a good team this quarter, and being able to solve these problems was part of the fun.”
The project was made possible by the CPTC Foundation’s Transforming Lives Campaign, which aims to supply the tools and technology CPTC students need to train for today’s workplace and which allocated $20,000 to the installation of a new security system.
“The students have been able to get valuable real-world experience while we get a top-notch security system,” said Holster. “It has been a win-win situation for everyone.”
If you would like to learn more about the Transforming Lives Campaign, please visit their website at http://www.cptc.edu/foundation/transforming-lives.