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TELC 1144 - Fire Alarm Systems – Testing and Inspection

Electrical Trades Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

​Applications of fire alarm systems, operation, testing and inspection requirements outlined by the various Codes and Standards are covered at a more detailed level. Principles and technology of fire detection devices, signal appliances, control equipment and ancillary devices controlled by the system. Learn traditional field wiring circuits, the connection of field devices, the basics of microprocessor based systems using addressable devices and remote annunciation. Smoke control and elevator recall will also be discussed.


TELC 1142 and TELC 1143





Winter 2020

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

CRN 87322

Sat Feb 22 - Sat Mar 28 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 22 - Mar 28 Sat 08:30 - 15:30 BBY SE01 Rm. 117



Course Outline





  1. Textbook required – CFAA 5 - Fire Alarm Systems - available at the BCIT bookstore. In case of course cancellation, students will be notified by email or by phone. 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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