Introduces the theory and application of varying sine wave voltages and current. Topics include: magnetism, AC wave generation, AC test equipment, inductance, capacitance, and basic transformers.
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Introduces electrical symbols and their use in construction blueprints, electrical schematics, and diagrams. Topics include: electrical symbols, component identification, print reading and scales and measurement.
This course introduces commercial wiring practices and procedures. Topics include: industrial safety procedures, the National Electrical Code, Principles of Grounding and Bonding, Commercial Services, three-phase power systems, and Electric Motor Fundamentals.
This course is a continuation of the study in commercial wiring practices and procedures. Topics include: conduit installation and system design concepts.
Introduces the fundamental theories and applications of single-phase motors. Topics include: motor theory/operating principles, motor terminology, motor identification, NEMA standards, motor efficiencies, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting/failure analysis, and NEC requirements.
Introduces line and low voltage switching circuits, manual and automatic controls and devices, and circuits. Emphasis will be placed on switching circuits, manual and automatic controls and devices, line and low voltage switching circuits, and operation, application and ladder diagrams. Topics include: ladder and wire diagrams, switching circuits, manual controls and devices, automatic controls and devices, and application and operation of controllers and controls, and variable speed controls.
Introduces residential wiring practices and procedures. Topics include: print reading, National Electrical Code, wiring materials and methods, and control of luminaries and receptacle installation.
Provides additional instruction on wiring practices in accordance with the National Electrical Code. Topics include: single and multi-family load calculations, single and multi-family service installations, sub-panels and feeders, and specialty circuits.
Introduces operational theory, systems terminology, PLC installations, and programming procedures for programmable logic controls. Emphasis is placed on PLC programming, connections, installations, and start-up procedures. Topics include: PLC hardware and software, PLC functions and terminology, introductory numbering systems, PLC installation and setup, PLC programming basics, relay logic instructions, timers and counters, connecting field devices to I/O cards, and PLC safety procedures.
Introduces diagnostic techniques related to electrical malfunctions. Special attention is given to use of safety precautions during troubleshooting. Topics include: problem diagnosis, advanced schematics, and sequential troubleshooting procedures.
Provides instruction in industrial wiring applications of the National Electrical Code. Topics include: rigid/IMC conduit installation, EMT conduit installation, busways installation, cable tray/wireway installation, and equipment installation (600 volts or less).
Introduces work hazards present during the construction of manufacturing homes or construction sites. Emphasis is placed on the proper use of electrical tools and equipment and maintenance of these tolls on the work site. Topics include hazards of electricity, safe use electrical tools and equipment, and the repair of electrical cords, plugs, lights, and smirches.
Presents the theory and practical applications for grounding and bonding systems. Emphasis will be placed on the use of the requirements of the National Electrical Code. Topics include: branch circuit grounding, equipment grounding/bonding, service grounding/bonding, and earth connections.
Provides practice in calculating conduit size. Emphasis is placed on use of the requirement of the National Electrical Code. Topics include: National Electrical Code, conduits types/trade sizes, and percent of fill.
The purpose of this course is for instruction in the installation of cabling systems. Emphasis will be on the types of cabling technologies that address voice, video, and data communications and the applicable codes.