An introductory course in electrical circuits and electronics for those intending to take further courses in fire protection inspection and testing. Topics include electrical safety, parallel and series circuits, AC and DC circuits, schematic diagrams, electrical measurement, and the Canadian Electrical Code. Focus is on requirements and measurement of electrical components related to inspection of fire protection equipment including wiring, power supplies, battery systems, relays, and sensing devices. Previous knowledge of electronics is not required. Theory is reinforced with hands-on practice.
- No prerequisites are required for this course.
$732.56 - $771.31 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.
Below are two offerings of FIRE 1050 for the Winter 2023 term.
Mon Jan 09 - Mon Mar 06 (9 weeks)
- 9 weeks
- CRN 78186
Class meeting times
|Jan 09 - Mar 06||Mon, Wed||18:45 - 21:45||Burnaby|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
No class on Monday, February 20th - Family Day. BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
Sat Jan 28 - Sat Mar 25 (8 weeks)
- 8 weeks
- CRN 83399
Class meeting times
|Jan 28 - Mar 25||Sat||08:30 - 15:30||Online|
- Internet delivery format.
No class on Saturday, February 18th (Family Day Long Weekend). Please note: The delivery format for this course is ONLINE DELIVERY for the Winter term. This is an instructor-led online course. Upon registration, please visit the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) for further information regarding course material(s). BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Work safely with electrical equipment.
- Describe the characteristics of electrical and electronic devices used in fire protection systems.
- Describe how the Canadian Electrical Code applies to fire protection systems.
- Interpret labelling on electrical components.
- Read electrical schematic drawings.
- Test basic electrical and electronic devices used in fire protection systems.
- Calculate current, voltage, and power in series, parallel, and series-parallel DC circuits.
- Measure voltage, current and resistance in electrical circuits.
- Locate faults in basic series, parallel and series-parallel DC circuits.
Effective as of Fall 2015
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