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Electronics for Life Safety Systems TELC 1143

Electrical Trades Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​Canadian Fire Alarm Association Electronics course. Pre-requisite for CFAA 5. This course covers basic electronic theory which includes electron flow, current flow, impedance, inductance, and capacitance. Rectification of A/C power, the theory and operation of charging circuits, batteries, voltage regulation and testing these systems will also be discussed. The lab exercises are designed to reinforce the theory taught in class. Accepted by ASTTBC as the Electrical requirement for the Registered Fire Protection Technician stamp when combined with CFAA 3 – TELC 1142






Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of TELC 1143 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 45953


Mon Oct 16 - Mon Dec 04 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 45953
  • $555.16
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 16 - Dec 04 Mon, Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SE01 Rm. 221


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. No class on Nov 13, 2023. If you're a fire alarm technician, the Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA) requires you to complete a five-subject theory-based program of study. For further information or general inquiries about certification as a fire alarm technician, please contact CFAA at or 1-800-529-0552. This course DOES NOT carry a wait list and early registration is highly recommended. Registration is processed FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. Please note that if course becomes full, check this website frequently to see if someone de-registers. Please sent your inquiries to

Learning Outcomes

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 2019


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