Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FIRE 241 - Fire Alarm Systems Design I

(R and TP/SS only)

Prepares students to explain, design, and draw basic fire alarm systems in accordance with nationally accepted standards. Emphasis on residential alarm systems. PREREQUISITE(S): FIRE 120  and FIRE 201  or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly FS 261.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Configure a residential alarm system.
  • Explain the rules of ethics and operation for the installation of an alarm system.
  • Identify the common components of a system.
  • Identify the proper system for the occupancy of the building.
  • Identify the types of alarm systems.
  • Lay out the common equipment used in the alarm field.
  • Use the basic math skills necessary to calculate the amount of electricity and battery storage necessary to accommodate the system.

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