SRJC Course Outlines

5/5/2021 11:33:01 PMCONS 181 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CONS 181Title:  RESIDENTIAL ELECT WIRING  
Full Title:  Residential Electrical Wiring
Last Reviewed:1/31/2011

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled1.508 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Electrical systems design, layout, and installation. Focus is on residential electrical system design and wiring from the electrical service entrance through branch circuit fixtures and loads. California Electric Code (CEC) and International Residential Code requirements for safe, code-compliant installations.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of MATH 151 or MATH 150B

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Electrical systems design, layout, and installation. Focus is on residential electrical system design and wiring from the electrical service entrance through branch circuit fixtures and loads. California Electric Code (CEC) and International Residential Code requirements for safe, code-compliant installations.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of MATH 151 or MATH 150B
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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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.

Topics and Scope
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 I. History of electricity
    A. Westinghouse vs. Edison
    B. Power generation and transmission
    C. California Electric Code development
II. Electricity
    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
Grounding systems

Assignments:
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1. Read approximately one textbook chapter per week
2. Weekly worksheets & problems (in class and homework)
3. Lab activities
4. 5-10 quizzes
5. Mid-term
6. Wiring design project
7. Final exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
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
0 - 0%
None
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


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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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

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