A $700 "program" is not worthy of your "investment"...
A real locksmithing educational program from a school of excellent reputation compares to the price of attending a college...
What are you hoping to achieve with either of the options you are considering ?
I am completely ignorant as to the cost of a locksmithing education - but surely it cannot compare to the price of nabbing a bachelors degree from say a state university (cheapest education next to community college). If it were comparable I'm sure it could never pay off.
That is the going rate for a well established trade/craft school...
It costs the same as a year of college at a state run school...
The difference is that locksmithing programs generally consist of 1 year,
while a bachelor's degree requires four years... Trade schools are
evaluated and regulated by the same regional accreditation entities
that accredit and certify that colleges are being managed and operated
according to proper standards...
If you want to buy a retail training course taught by an instructor who
is reading off the script, that is what you get when you pay $700 for
"training"... If you want an education where you will have individual
attention and hands-on skills practice with someone well qualified in
the industry, well, that is why it costs so much...