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 Fall 2022 term.
Mon Sep 12 - Mon Nov 07 (9 weeks)
- 9 weeks
- CRN 37447
Class meeting times
|Sep 12 - Nov 07||Mon, Wed||18:45 - 21:45||Burnaby SW09 Rm. 123|
No class on Monday October 10th - Thanksgiving Day. BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies 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 Sep 17 - Sat Nov 19 (8 weeks)
- 8 weeks
- CRN 45454
Class meeting times
|Sep 17 - Nov 19||Sat||08:30 - 15:30||Online|
- Internet delivery format.
PLEASE NOTE: This course will be delivered in an ONLINE format. Details will be provided shortly. No class on Saturday, October 8th (Thanksgiving Weekend) and November 12th (Remembrance Day Weekend). BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies 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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