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TELC 1142 - Basic Electricity for Fire Alarm Inspection

Electrical Trades Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

​Canadian Fire Alarm Association Basic Electricity course. (Pre-requisite for CFAA 5) This course covers basic electrical theory and practices. The theory includes Ohm's Law, Kirchoffs Law, magnetism, energy generation and the dangers of higher A/C voltages. This course then focuses on a greater understanding of the Canadian Electrical Code. There are a number of hands on lab exercises designed to reinforce the theory taught in class. Accepted by ASTTBC as the Electrical requirement for the Registered Fire Protection Technician stamp when combined with CFAA 4 – TELC 1143

Credits

3.0

Cost

$507.70

Fall 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 45948

Sat Sep 07 - Sat Oct 19 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Oct 19 Sat 08:00 - 15:30 BBY SE01 Rm. 221

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$507.70

Notes

  1. No class on October 12 (Thanksgiving weekend). Text book required - CFAA 3 Electrical for Fire Alarm – available at the BCIT bookstore. For inquiries, please email BCIT_Electrical@bcit.ca Please note that if course becomes full, check this website frequently to see if someone de-registers.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Basic Electricity for Fire Alarm Inspection
  • 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 2019

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