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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





Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 87320

Sat Jan 11 - Sat Feb 15 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Feb 15 Sat 08:30 - 16:00 BBY SE01 Rm. 117



Course Outline





  1. Text book required - CFAA 3 Electrical for Fire Alarm – available at the BCIT bookstore. For inquiries, please email Please note that if course becomes full, check this website frequently to see if someone de-registers.

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