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Electrician Course Description

 

48 Weeks / 1200 Clock Hours / 300 Additional Outside Clock Hours / 48 Semester Credits

The objective of the Electrician Course is for students to gain entry level employment as an Electrician, Electricians Helper, or a Electrical Apprentice. This program consists of (8) eight 6-week modules. Each module contains basic subject content for electrical theory, mathematics, wiring, load calculations, motors, and electrical controls. This course also covers field and shop safety. Completion of all 8 modules with a minimum grade point average of 2.0(C) entitles the student to a diploma as an Industrial, Commercial, and Residential Electrician.

 

Course Subject Descriptions Are As Follows:

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Module: Electrical Theory

75 Clock Hours-Lecture / 75 Clock Hours-Lab / 37.50 Additional Outside Clock Hours / 6 Credits

  • 1. OSHA 10 hour construction program.
  • 2. Demonstrate safe working habits in construction.
  • 3. Define voltage and the ways it can be produced.
  • 4. Understand the different types of meters to measure voltage, current, and resistance.
  • 5. Understand the power formula to calculate the amount of power used by a circuit.
  • 6. Define the units of measurements that are used to measure the properties of electricity.

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Module: Electrical Mathematics

75 Clock Hours-Lecture / 75 Clock Hours-Lab / 37.50 Additional Outside Clock Hours / 6 Credits

  • 1. Understanding the history and need for the National Electric Code.
  • 2. Understand the layout of the NEC code book.
  • 3. Navigate the NEC code book for various problem solving applications.
  • 4. Solve various mathematical word problems pertaining to electricity.
  • 5. Understand Trigonometric functions, sines, cosines, and tangents.
  • 6. Understand the functions of algebra and trigonometry.

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Module: Wiring / Blueprints

75 Clock Hours-Lecture / 75 Clock Hours-Lab / 37.50 Additional Outside Clock Hours / 6 Credits

  • 1. Understand how to calculate electrical service requirements for residential and commercial buildings.
  • 2. Identify different box sizes in relationship to different wiring methods.
  • 3. Understand conduit bending methods and calculations.
  • 4. Understand methods and techniques for metering and testing single and three phase power/per the NEC
  • 5. Identify and understand the WYE and DELTA connected three phase electrical service.
  • 6. Understand electrical blueprints and schematics associated with the electrical industry.

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Module: NEC 2 / Lighting

75 Clock Hours-Lecture / 75 Clock Hours-Lab / 37.50 Additional Outside Clock Hours / 6 Credits

  • 1. Understand the purpose of the NEC.
  • 2. Explain and understand how to navigate the NEC.
  • 3. Identify and explain different types of lighting and discuss disadvantages and advantages of
  •     each, along with the installation process with each different lamp and housing combination.
  • 4. Understand the workings of single pole, double pole, 3-way and 4-way switches as well as
  •      safety switches
  • 5. Install and trouble shoot ground fault interrupters
  • 6. Understand the workings of straight blade, twist lock and other various types of receptacles.

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Module: Load Calculations / Motor Controls

75 Clock Hours-Lecture / 75 Clock Hours-Lab / 37.50 Additional Outside Clock Hours / 6 Credits

  • 1. Understand single and three-phase load calculations.
  • 2. Identify and use the correct code for residential kitchen equipment.
  • 3. Identify cable tray and raceway, sizes and types
  • 4. Understand motor contactors and relays, both physically and through blue prints and
  •      schematics, for the operation of motors.
  • 5. Understand size requirements for contactors and relays in relationship to motor size and loads.
  • 6. Connect motor controllers in a particular sequence to operate according to NEC regulations.

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Module: NEC 3 / Motor Controls

75 Clock Hours-Lecture / 75 Clock Hours-Lab / 37.50 Additional Outside Clock Hours / 6 Credits

  • 1. Explain the NEC requirements.
  • 2. Understand how to navigate the NEC
  • 3. Explain the current devices for electric motors.
  • 4. Understand the power factors of electric motors and understand how to improve on them.
  • 5. Explain how to install non-programmable and programmable motor circuit protectors as well
  •     as solid state overload relays.
  • 6. Understand adjustable frequency drives in the application of motor controls.

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Module: Load Calculations / Alarms

75 Clock Hours-Lecture / 75 Clock Hours-Lab / 37.50 Additional Outside Clock Hours / 6 Credits

  • 1. Understand circuit breakers and fuses for various electrical loads.
  • 2. Understand the application of tap rules.
  • 3. Explain the operation of automatic and manual switches.
  • 4. Understand different battery types as well as understand how batteries charge and discharge.
  • 5. Understand the application of the NEC in the application of emergency power systems.
  • 6. Explain the basic functions of alarms as well as closed circuit television.

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Module: NEC 4 / HVAC

75 Clock Hours-Lecture / 75 Clock Hours-Lab / 37.50 Additional Outside Clock Hours / 6 Credits

  • 1. Explain the NEC requirements.
  • 2. Understand how to navigate the NEC.
  • 3. Explain all major components common to all HVAC systems.
  • 4. Understand and explain the different types of thermostats.
  • 5. Understand HVAC controls and functions.
  • 6. Understand telephone networking and its applications.
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