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TELC 0173 - CFAA Course 3: Basic Electricity for Fire Alarm

Electrical Trades Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

​Canadian Fire Alarm Association Basic Electricity course: Pre-requisite for CFAA 5. This course covers basic electrical theory and practices. The theory includes Ohm's Law, Kirchoffs Law, magnetism, energy generation and the dangers of higher A/C voltages. This course then focuses on a greater understanding of the Canadian Electrical Code. 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.



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Gravitying Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and discuss electrical safety procedures and the dangers of higher AC voltages.
  • Utilize base units for specifying and calculating voltage, current, power and impedance.
  • Identify and differentiate between a schematic and wiring diagrams.
  • Apply the resistor colour code to determine resistance and tolerance.
  • Demonstrate how a sine wave can be generated.
  • Explain ways to express the magnitude of alternating current.
  • Explain the difference between electrical degrees and mechanical degrees.

Effective as of Fall 2009


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