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TELC 1143 - Electronics for Life Safety Systems

Electrical Trades Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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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

$519.04

Winter 2021

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

CRN 87321

Wed Feb 17 - Wed Apr 07 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 17 - Apr 07 Mon/Wed 18:30 - 21:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$519.04

Notes

  1. This course will be delivered in a BLENDED format, as a combination of online and on-campus learning, on a schedule that will be announced on the first day of class. No class April 5, 2021 (Easter Monday). 2. 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. 3. 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

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

Cancelled

Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 66702

Tue May 25 - Tue Jul 13 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 25 - Jul 13 Tue/Fri 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$519.04

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 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 .

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.

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