TAEL-273: Fire Alarm Systems for Electricians

School
Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development
Department
Skilled Trade & Apprenticeship
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
TAE - Electrical
Course Number
273
Course Title
Fire Alarm Systems for Electricians
Credit Hours
1.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
16.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
16.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Pre-requisites
TAEL-103: DC & AC Theory
Catalog Course Description

Provides an overview of fire alarm systems. Reviews fire alarm system requirements from the International Building Code and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 72 Standard for fire alarm and signaling systems. Discusses the basics of detection, notification, suppression, and cabling requirements for residential and commercial applications.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Fire alarm systems.
  2. Fire detection.
  3. Fire notification.
  4. Fire suppression.
  5. Detecting devices.
  6. National Electrical Code standards.
  7. NICET Requirements.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Compare and contrast basic fire alarm terms: Detection, Notifcation, and Suppression.
  2. Analyze Building Code requirements for Fire Alarm systems.
  3. Identify various types of detection devices.
  4. Identify various types of notification appliances.
  5. Classify suppression components.
  6. Explain basic wiring methods per National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 72 and National Electrical Code (NEC) standards.
  7. Explain system testing and acceptance requirements.
  8. Explain National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) requirements.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  1. Tests will be given throughout the semester.  Tests represent 30% of the course grade.
  2. A mid-term exam will be given which will represent 30% of the course grade.
  3. A final exam will be given which will represent 40% of the course grade
Texts

Texts, handouts, and/or workbooks will be determined by the TAE Department.

 

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2020
ILT Approval Date
09/20/2019
AALC Approval Date
12/11/2019
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
02/03/2020