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
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. No class on November 11 (Remembrance day). 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 BCIT_Electrical@bcit.ca
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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