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FIRE 1050 - Electrical and Electronics for Fire Protection Inspection

Fire Protection and Inspection Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

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

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

$754.96

Fall 2021

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

CRN 37447

Wed Sep 08 - Wed Nov 17 9 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Nov 17 Mon/Wed 18:45 - 21:45 BBY SW09 Rm. 123

Instructor

Constantin Vlachias

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$754.96

Notes

  1. No class on Monday October 11th - Thanksgiving 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 back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

CRN 45454

Sat Sep 11 - Sat Nov 06 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 11 - Nov 06 Sat 08:30 - 15:30 Online

Instructor

Joe Robinsmith

Course Outline

Cost

$754.96

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. PLEASE NOTE: This course will be delivered in an ONLINE format. Details will be provided shortly. No class on Saturday October 9th - Thanksgiving 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. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

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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