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Elements of Drafting and Renewable Energy Systems ACIM 5020

Automated Controls Installation & Maintenance 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

This course is an introduction to the drafting and renewable energy systems concepts. Half of the course will be interpreting and creating electrical drawings. The drafting tools used will be AutoCad and Visio. The second half of the course will examine power monitoring and protective relaying. A review of work, power, and energy concepts will allow students to convert between units for mechanical, electrical, and thermal systems. To encourage the use of online resources and teamwork a power system monitoring lab is completed. The practical activities done by the student in the course reinforce the theory studied.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of ACIM 5020 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 45865


Sat Nov 04 - Sat Dec 16 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 45865
  • $1098.49
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 04 - Dec 16 Sat 07:30 - 15:00 Burnaby SE01 Rm. 211


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. No class November 11, 2023 (Remembrance Day). Registration is processed on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time course cancellation, students will be notified at least five business days prior to the course start date. Please ensure your contact information (e.g. personal email address) is current. Check this website frequently to see if someone de-registers if the course becomes full. Please send your inquiries to

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Interpret Mechanical and Electrical drawing both industrial and for Renewable systems.
  • Create drawings using both Auto-Cad and Visio.
  • Solve problems involving work, power, and energy including root-mean-square values and duty cycles.
  • Troubleshoot electric circuits with due regard to safe practices.
  • Convert between units for mechanical, electrical, and thermal systems.
  • Perform simple calculations on heat transfer.
  • Use a thermal imaging device to perform an electrical thermographic inspection.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

Elements of Drafting and Renewable Energy Systems (ACIM 5020) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Automated Controls Installation and Maintenance
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Renewable Energy Electrical Systems Installation & Maintenance
    Advanced Certificate Part-time


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