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ACIM 5020 - Elements of Drafting and Renewable Energy Systems

Automated Controls Installation & Maintenance Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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.





Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 45865

Sat Sep 18 - Sat Oct 30 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 18 - Oct 30 Sat 07:30 - 15:00 BBY
Sep 18 - Oct 30 Sat 07:30 - 15:00 BBY



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. No class October 9, 2021 (Thanksgiving weekend). 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 three 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

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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

ACIM 5020 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

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


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