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OCHS 4440 - Fire Safety Systems

Occupational Health and Safety Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

Explores fire detection and suppression. Includes fire detection systems, portable fire extinguishers, automatic sprinkler systems, fire, smoke, and heat alarms, and fire annunciation panels. Discusses the specific detection and suppression issues of chemical, heating, and electrical hazards. Describes the firefighter's role in prevention and suppression.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$572.74 - $584.02 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2019

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 48896

Mon Jan 07 - Fri Mar 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 29 Distance

Instructor

Robert Miller

Course Outline

Cost

$572.74

Notes

  1. Guided learning format.
  2. This Distance Education course is delivered through a combination of: PRINT (Course Manual) + ONLINE - including online exams. Internet access is required. To be successful, plan to spend 8-12 hours per week on your studies, starting Week 1. Tutor support is available by e-mail (or by phone, if pre-arranged). Upon registration, expect to receive a confirmation e-mail entitled “OCHS 4440 - Winter Term - Course Information from BCIT”. Ensure you have an active e-mail address on file with BCIT so you don't miss this important e-mail. PRINT COURSE MANUAL / BOOKSTORE: The above price is for tuition only. The Course Manual is additional. Place your order with the BCIT Bookstore online at https://www.bcit.ca/bookstore/ or by phone at 604-432-8379 / 1-877-333-8379 (option 3) - on or after November 19. ONLINE COMPONENT: Accessible the morning of January 7 - and includes the: Course Outline, Course Study Guide, Assignment Package, module Self-Tests, and MidTerm/Final Exams. Login via The Learning Hub at: https://learn.bcit.ca. SPONSORED STUDENTS: Information is available on the BCIT website. For course registration: https://www.bcit.ca/admission/fees/sponsorship.shtml. For course materials: https://www.bcit.ca/bookstore/sponsored.shtml. It is recommended that a “Proposed Program” (outlining the entire OH&S 45-credit Certificate) be requested by contacting the Program Head, Dave Wood at 604-432-8220 / 1-800-663-6542, ext. 8220 or David_Wood@bcit.ca. This “Proposed Program” will assist both sponsor and sponsored student with overall course planning and costs. Contact with the Program Head should be made at least 4 weeks prior to term start. IMPORTANT: Late registration will NOT be accepted (registration closes the day before the term starts - subject to availability). This course will be offered again in the Spring 2019 Term (April-June). Registration will open Wednesday, February 20 -- online or by phone (604-434-1610 / 1-866-434-1610, option 2).
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 70390

Mon Jan 07 - Fri Mar 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 29 Distance

Instructor

Robert Miller

Course Outline

Cost

$177.46

Notes

  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. RE-REGISTER in this section ONLY if you were registered in the previous Fall Term, and did not complete all course requirements. This is a one-time option to extend for another 12-week term at a reduced tuition fee. Course work submitted in the Fall Term will be retained; you are ONLY required to submit outstanding course work. Tutor support available by e-mail (or by phone, if pre-arranged). Upon Re-Registration, expect to receive a confirmation e-mail entitled “OCHS 4440 - Winter Term - Course Information from BCIT”. NO additional print course materials are required from the BCIT Bookstore. The Student Handbook + Request To Write Exam forms will be available prior to the Winter Term at: https://www.bcit.ca/distance/learnersupport/resources.shtml. Your initial course from the Fall Term will remain open for VIEWING for several years. HOWEVER, access to your Re-Registration course in the Winter Term will be available on January 7. You will need to access the Winter Term of the course in order to submit any outstanding assignments and/or write any outstanding online exams. Login via The Learning Hub at: https://learn.bcit.ca. NOTE: If you previously completed all course requirements, and failed the course - DO NOT RE-REGISTER. You must register in the Distance Learning course again at full tuition.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

Spring/Summer 2019

Below are two offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2019 term.

CRN 53961

Mon Apr 08 - Fri Jun 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 08 - Jun 28 Distance

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$584.02

Notes

  1. Guided learning format.
  2. This Distance Education course is delivered through a combination of: PRINT (Course Manual) + ONLINE - including online exams. Internet access is required. To be successful, plan to spend 8-12 hours per week on your studies, starting Week 1. Tutor support is available by e-mail (or by phone, if pre-arranged). Upon registration, expect to receive a confirmation e-mail entitled “OCHS 4440 - Spring Term - Course Information from BCIT”. Ensure you have an active e-mail address on file with BCIT so you don't miss this important e-mail. PRINT COURSE MANUAL / BOOKSTORE: The above price is for tuition only. The Course Manual is additional. Place your order with the BCIT Bookstore online at https://www.bcit.ca/bookstore/ or by phone at 604-432-8379 / 1-877-333-8379 (option 3) - on or after March 8. ONLINE COMPONENT: Accessible the morning of April 8 - and includes the: Course Outline, Course Study Guide, Assignment Package, module Self-Tests, and MidTerm/Final Exams. Login via The Learning Hub at: https://learn.bcit.ca. SPONSORED STUDENTS: Information is available on the BCIT website. For course registration: https://www.bcit.ca/admission/fees/sponsorship.shtml. For course materials: https://www.bcit.ca/bookstore/sponsored.shtml. It is recommended that a “Proposed Program” (outlining the entire OH&S 45-credit Certificate) be requested by contacting the Program Head, Dave Wood at 604-432-8220 / 1-800-663-6542, ext. 8220 or David_Wood@bcit.ca. This “Proposed Program” will assist both sponsor and sponsored student with overall course planning and costs. Contact with the Program Head should be made at least 4 weeks prior to term start. IMPORTANT: Late registration will NOT be accepted (registration closes the day before the term starts - subject to availability). This course will be offered again in the Fall 2019 Term (September-November). Registration will open Wednesday, May 29 -- online or by phone (604-434-1610 / 1-866-434-1610, option 2).
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 53962

Mon Apr 08 - Fri Jun 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 08 - Jun 28 Distance

Instructor

Robert Miller

Course Outline

Cost

$180.84

Notes

  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. RE-REGISTER in this section ONLY if you were registered in the previous Winter Term, and did not complete all course requirements. This is a one-time option to extend for another 12-week term at a reduced tuition fee. Course work submitted in the Winter Term will be retained; you are ONLY required to submit outstanding course work. Tutor support is available by e-mail (or by phone, if pre-arranged). Upon Re-Registration, expect to receive a confirmation e-mail entitled “OCHS 4440 - Spring Term - Course Information from BCIT”. NO additional print course materials are required from the BCIT Bookstore. The Student Handbook + Request To Write Exam forms will be available online prior to the Spring Term at: https://www.bcit.ca/distance/learnersupport/resources.shtml. Your initial course from the Winter Term will remain open for VIEWING for several years. HOWEVER, access to your Re-Registration course in the Spring Term will be available on April 8. You will need to access the Spring Term of the course in order to submit any outstanding assignments and/or write any outstanding online exams. Login via The Learning Hub at: https://learn.bcit.ca. NOTE: If you previously completed all course requirements and failed the course - DO NOT RE-REGISTER. You must register in the Distance Learning course again at full tuition.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the relationship between 'Fire Prevention' and 'Fire Protection.'
  • Conduct inspections of various fire protection systems studied in this course.
  • Develop generic fire inspection forms for fire protection systems.
  • Develop fire extinguisher training to workers, supervisors and management.
  • Calculate the water flow and supply required to adequately supply an automatic sprinkler system under emergency conditions.
  • Recognize the difference smoke and heat detectors.
  • Develop an understanding how smoke and heat detectors work.
  • Develop an awareness of Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems and their components and inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements.
  • Develop an awareness of the various types of sprinkler heads.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

OCHS 4440 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

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

School of Health Sciences

  1. Occupational Health and Safety
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Certificate

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