1. Outline the history of modern electricity and its use.
2. Apply the California Electric Code (CEC) to residential wiring projects.
3. Explain electrical grounding requirements.
4. Calculate wire ampacity for specific loads and conditions of use.
5. Install conduit and pull wires for electrical branch circuits.
6. Explain direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) electricity and its use.
7. Describe typical commercial use of three-phase power.
I. History of electricity
A. Westinghouse vs. Edison
B. Power generation and transmission
C. California Electric Code development
A. Voltage, current, resistance
B. Ohm's law
C. Power vs. energy
D. Series and parallel circuits
E. AC & DC
III. Electrical safety & tools
A. Electricity and bodily effects
B. Multimeters & safe meter usage
C. Tools of the trade
IV. The residential electrical service
A. Supply transformers
B. Service entrance
C. System design and layout
D. Energy efficiency
V. Branch circuits
A. Code requirements
B. Loads -- connected, calculated, demand
C. Lighting and receptacles
D. Conduit runs and installation
E. Wiring types and sizing
VI. Grounding and grounding systems
A. Purpose of grounding
B. Types of grounding systems
C. Code requirements, sizing
VII. Three-phase power
A. High voltage distribution and application
B. Industrial safety
Laboratory Topics to Include:
Electrical systems design & layout
Conduit and writing installation
Calculations for loads and conditions
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
0 - 0%
|This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
30 - 60%
|Homework problems, worksheets, lab activities, wiring design project||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
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|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
30 - 60%
|Quizzes, midterm, final||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
5 - 10%
|Attendance and participation||
2010 California Electrical Code, Title 24, Part 3. State of California.
Practical Electrical Wiring: Residential, Farm, Commercial, and Industrial: Based on the 2008 National Electrical Code. Author: Richter, Herbert. Published by: Park Publishing, Inc., New Richmond, WI, 2008