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TELC 1143 - Electronics for Life Safety Systems

Electrical Trades Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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


TELC 1142





Winter 2020

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

CRN 87321

Wed Feb 19 - Mon Apr 06 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 19 - Apr 06 Mon/Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE01 Rm. 144



Course Outline





  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 or 1-800-529-0552. This course DOES NOT carry a waiting 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. For inquiries, please email

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