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Fire Extinguisher Service Technician OCHS 1410

Occupational Health and Safety Course

International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​This course is designed for those interested in portable fire extinguisher maintenance. Students will learn the BC Fire Code requirements regarding inspection/ test/and recharge procedures. After successfully completing the course, students can apply to ASTTBC (Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC) to receive certification. Certification requires 3 months documented experience. For further information on registration please contact the ASTTBC Registrations Department at registrations@asttbc.org or refer to their website at: asttbc.org/

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

1.5

Domestic fees

$344.44 - $467.89 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Fall 2024

Below are three offerings of OCHS 1410 for the Fall 2024 term.

CRN 49044

Duration

Mon Sep 16 - Sun Sep 29 (2 weeks)

  • 2 weeks
  • CRN 49044
  • Domestic fees $344.44
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 16 - Sep 29 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$344.44

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This course is completely online. Expect to spend 12-14 hours working through the course and completing the three online course exams. Students must buy the course text from the BCIT Bookstore. www.bcit.ca/bookstore/services/ To register by phone, call Student Information & Enrollment Services (SIES) at 604-434-1610 / 1-866-434-1610 (press 2 – ‘Flexible Learning Registration'). For further information, contact Kathy White, OH&S Program Assistant at 604-432-8456 / 1-800-663-6542, ext. 8456 or Kathy_White@bcit.ca. For Flexible Learning Sponsorship Information please refer to the following link: www.bcit.ca/admission/tuition-fees/sponsorship Please note that students must register themselves and have their employer email the sponsorship paperwork with 24 hours of registration to sponsorship@bcit.ca or they risk being dropped for non-payment. ***** NOTE: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to apply for certification with ASTTBC (Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC) - details will be provided by the instructor in the course. For further information on registration please contact the ASTTBC Registrations Department at registrations@asttbc.org or refer to their website at: asttbc.org/
Status

CRN 33000

Duration

Sat Oct 19 - Sun Oct 20 (2 days)

  • 2 days
  • CRN 33000
  • Domestic fees $467.89
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 19 - Oct 20 Sat, Sun 08:00 - 16:30 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 3021
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$467.89

Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. Location: BURNABY Campus. This is a 2-day weekend course offering. Course materials are included and will be handed out in class. To register by phone, call Student Information & Enrollment Services (SIES) at 604-434-1610 / 1-866-434-1610 (press 2 - 'Flexible Learning Registration'). For Flexible Learning Sponsorship Information please refer to the following link: www.bcit.ca/admission/tuition-fees/sponsorship Please note that students must register themselves and have their employer email the sponsorship paperwork with 24 hours of registration to sponsorship@bcit.ca or they risk being dropped for non-payment. Online information is available to assist you in spending a weekend at the BCIT Burnaby Campus – including DIRECTIONS, CAMPUS MAP, PARKING and FOOD SERVICES. Check out the following websites: Campus map + directions at www.bcit.ca/about/locations. Parking (including rates) at www.bcit.ca/parking. Food services at www.bcit.ca/foodservices. For further course information, contact Kathy White, OH&S Program Assistant at 604-432-8456 / 1-800-663-6542, ext. 8456 or Kathy_White@bcit.ca. ***** NOTE: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to apply for certification with ASTTBC (Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC) - details will be provided by the instructor in the course. For further information on registration please contact the ASTTBC Registrations Department at registrations@asttbc.org or refer to their website at: asttbc.org/
Status

CRN 49045

Duration

Mon Nov 04 - Sun Nov 17 (2 weeks)

  • 2 weeks
  • CRN 49045
  • Domestic fees $344.44
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 04 - Nov 17 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$344.44

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This course is completely online. Expect to spend 12-14 hours working through the course and completing the three online course exams. Students must buy the course text from the BCIT Bookstore. www.bcit.ca/bookstore/services/ To register by phone, call Student Information & Enrollment Services (SIES) at 604-434-1610 / 1-866-434-1610 (press 2 – ‘Flexible Learning Registration'). For further information, contact Kathy White, OH&S Program Assistant at 604-432-8456 / 1-800-663-6542, ext. 8456 or Kathy_White@bcit.ca. For Flexible Learning Sponsorship Information please refer to the following link: www.bcit.ca/admission/tuition-fees/sponsorship Please note that students must register themselves and have their employer email the sponsorship paperwork with 24 hours of registration to sponsorship@bcit.ca or they risk being dropped for non-payment. ***** NOTE: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to apply for certification with ASTTBC (Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC) - details will be provided by the instructor in the course. For further information on registration please contact the ASTTBC Registrations Department at registrations@asttbc.org or refer to their website at: asttbc.org/
Status

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe the four sides involved in fire chemistry.
  • Identify the class of fire by type.
  • Identify types of extinguishers and their operation.
  • Select fire extinguishers for the applicable hazard.
  • Describe the process of inspection as per applicable codes.
  • Describe the relevance of, and the process of becoming ASTTBC certified for a fire protection technician.
  • Describe how to perform annual maintenance.
  • Identify hydrostatic testing code requirements

Effective as of Fall 2023

Related Programs

Fire Extinguisher Service Technician (OCHS 1410) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

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  1. Fire Protection Inspection and Testing
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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