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FIRE 1050 - Electrical and Electronics for Fire Protection Inspection

Fire Protection and Inspection Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

To support you and your education, BCIT is adapting applied learning in formats appropriate to the unfolding global situation. All PTS classes are being delivered in an online format unless you are notified otherwise.

Course Details

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.

Credits

4.0

Cost

$739.29

Winter 2021

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 78186

Wed Jan 06 - Wed Mar 03 9 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Mar 03 Mon/Wed 18:45 - 21:45 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Constantin Vlachias

Course Outline

Cost

$739.29

Notes

  1. IMPORTANT NOTE: Both the Midterm and Final Exam will take place in-person at our Burnaby Campus (Location, date, and time TBD). Please ensure that you purchase your required course material/textbook from the Bookstore prior to the course start date (please allow extra time for delivery due to delays caused by COVID-19). No class on Monday, February 15th - Family 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.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

CRN 83399

Sat Jan 30 - Sat Mar 27 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 30 - Mar 27 Sat 08:30 - 15:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Joe Robinsmith

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$739.29

Notes

  1. No class on Saturday, February 13th (Family Day Long 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.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress and Full

Spring/Summer 2021

Below are two offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 60305

Wed Apr 07 - Wed Jun 02 9 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 07 - Jun 02 Mon/Wed 18:30 - 21:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$739.29

Notes

  1. No class May 24th (Victoria Day). Please note: The delivery format for this course changed from in-person/in-class to ONLINE DELIVERY for the Spring/Summer term. This is an instructor-led online course. Upon registration, please visit the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) for further information regarding course material(s). Please purchase any required course material such as textbooks prior to the first class - www.bcit.ca/bookstore/ 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.

CRN 64281

Sat May 08 - Sat Jun 26 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 08 - Jun 26 Sat 08:30 - 15:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$739.29

Notes

  1. No class May 22th (Victoria Day Weekend). Please note: The delivery format for this course changed from in-person/in-class to ONLINE DELIVERY for the Spring/Summer term. This is an instructor-led online course. Upon registration, please visit the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) for further information regarding course material(s). Please purchase any required course material such as textbooks prior to the first class (BCIT Bookstore is not open on Saturdays) - www.bcit.ca/bookstore/ 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.

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 2015

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