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This course covers basic electronic theory which includes electron flow, current flow, impedance, inductance, and capacitance. Rectification of A/C power, the theory and operation of charging circuits, batteries, voltage regulation and testing these systems will also be discussed. The lab exercises are designed to reinforce the theory taught in class.
If you're a fire alarm technician, the Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA) requires you to complete a five-subject theory-based program of study. For further information or general inquiries about certification as a fire alarm technician, please contact CFAA at www.cfaa.ca or 1-800-529-0552. Space is limited so early registration is highly recommended. This course DOES NOT carry a waiting list. Registration is processed FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. Check this website frequently to see if someone de-registers if the course becomes full. In the case of course cancellation, students will be notified (e.g. personal and/or myBCIT email OR phone). So please make sure to provide your personal email upon registration. Please report to SE1 (Electrical Training Centre) building. Class signs will be posted in the building on the first day. For inquiries, please email BCIT_Electrical@bcit.ca
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Demonstrate and discuss electronic safety procedures.
Apply and test both passive and active components.
Determine the values of reactance, voltage, and current in capacitive circuits.
Determine the time required to charge a capacitor in an RC circuit.
Discuss how transformers can change voltage levels, match impedance and provide electrical isolation.
Predict diode conductivity for forward and reverse bias.
Discuss bipolar junction transistors.
Effective as of Fall 2009
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