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TELC 1143 - Electronics for Life Safety Systems

Electrical Trades Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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

​Canadian Fire Alarm Association Electronics course. Pre-requisite for CFAA 5. 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. Accepted by ASTTBC as the Electrical requirement for the Registered Fire Protection Technician stamp when combined with CFAA 3 – TELC 1142

Prerequisite(s)

TELC 1142

Credits

3.0

Cost

$530.31

Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 45953

Mon Oct 18 - Wed Dec 01 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 18 - Dec 01 Mon/Wed 18:00 - 21:00 BBY

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$530.31

Notes

  1. 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. This course DOES NOT carry a wait list and early registration is highly recommended. Registration is processed FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. Please note that if course becomes full, check this website frequently to see if someone de-registers. Please sent your inquiries to BCIT_Electrical@bcit.ca

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Cancelled

Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 87321

Wed Feb 16 - Wed Apr 06 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 16 - Apr 06 Mon/Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE01 Rm. 144

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$530.31

Notes

  1. No class on Feb 21, 2022 (Family Day). 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. This course DOES NOT carry a wait list and early registration is highly recommended. Registration is processed FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. Please note that if course becomes full, check this website frequently to see if someone de-registers. Please sent your inquiries to BCIT_Electrical@bcit.ca

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 2019

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