Fire Safety Systems

Courses

Fire Safety Systems-2022/2023

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
SYST-1024Fire Detection & Alarms-Intro3.5
This course provides a general understanding of fire alarm protection systems. It discusses the purpose and specific application of the different codes and standards that regulate the industry. It introduces the student to architectural considerations regarding fire containment. Information about testing laboratories, their procedures, testing methods and how listed/ approved materials achieve greater degrees of life safety will be covered. Other topics include; the nature of fire, extinguishment methods, fire alarm testing methods, interpretation of drawings, specifications and other contract documents.
SYST-1025Codes, Legislation & Standards 13
This course introduces students to the codes and legislated requirements for fire alarm systems and how they relate to Ontario building code, Fire code and electrical code. Students will learn about AHJ's and the requirements for building owners.
SYST-1026Fire Sprinkler Systems-Intro3
This course introduces design principles and systems required for fire protection systems. Students learn about fire sprinkler system design, and components of dry pipe, wet pipe and shotgun systems. Students learn how to identify, inspect and test sprinkler systems in fire protection systems.
ELNC-1111Life Safety Systems Electronics 12
This course focuses on the Digital Electronic components and operating principles associated with modern Life Safety Systems. Students will explore various numbering systems used in modern electronics, operating principles and characteristics of Logic families and Logic Gate Applications as well as other Digital System components. In the lab, students will build, test and troubleshoot various digital circuits both from a board level and at the system level.
ELEC-1138Basic Electricity2
This course focuses on the basic electrical theory required to install, test and repair modern Life Safety Systems found in commercial and industrial facilities. Lectures will cover the fundamentals of Electrical theory such as Current, Voltage and Resistance. Students will develop an understanding of the principles of DC Series, Parallel and Combination circuits as they relate to Safety Systems, In the lab, students will wire and troubleshoot various circuits and perform voltage, current and power measurements related to DC circuits and systems.

Level 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
ELNC-3038Life Safety Systems Electronics 22
This course continues the focus on the Digital Electronic components and operating principles associated with modern Life Safety Systems. Students will explore components such as diodes, rectifiers, Bipolar and Field Effect transistors, Operational Amplifiers and Power supplies. In the lab, students will build, test and troubleshoot various digital circuits both from a board level and at the system level.
SYST-3003Codes, Legislation & Standards 22
This course expands student's knowledge and understanding of the codes and standards governing the installation, verification and testing of fire alarm systems. Students will develop an understanding of legal requirements of a person working in the fire alarm industry.
DRAF-1062Prints & Install. Methods-Fire Alarms2
This course teaches the student to read and use blue prints to correctly estimate material and labour costs. Students will be able to read these prints to aid in the trouble shooting of field wiring in fire alarm systems. The course concludes with a demonstration of skills using electrical symbols and scales to draw fire alarm circuits.
SYST-1027Fire Detection Systems4.5
This course is designed to provide practical experience for students with components of fire detection systems. Students will develop a working knowledge of how to install and program devices in the system, how to troubleshoot faults and how to verify the correct operation of fire alarm systems. Students will develop an understanding of the indication and reporting devices for sprinkler systems in fore alarm systems.
COMM-1121Technical Report Writing2
This course introduces the student to various forms of written business communication including letter, memoranda, summaries and instructions. It teaches practical techniques for planning and writing reports in an effective, professional manner. Editing, spelling, grammar and punctuation are incorporated into the course. By performing in-class assignments the student will learn to present oral reports professionally and to write effectively.
SYST-1028Applied Fire Safety Practices2
This course will provide the student with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills developed throughout the program.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 7 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program.

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