Electrical Technology I

Electrical Technology I

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Course Overview

This CTE course, taught by Rein Richmond and filmed in 3-D, gives students who are interested in a career path in an electrical-related field - including general construction - a foundation of knowledge and practice necessary for a successful career. Acellus Electrical Technology I is A-G Approved through the University of California.
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Scope and Sequence

Unit 1 - Electrical Technology Introduction The introductory unit of this course introduces career opportunities in the electrical field, training requirements for electrical fieldwork, employee responsibilities, and employer responsibilities, as well as safety rules and regulations. Unit 2 - Electrical Job-Site Hazards This unit discusses electrical shock, personal protective equipment, screwdrivers, saws and cutting tools, pliers, specialty tools, and power tools. This unit also discusses ladder & scaffolding safety & inspection, lifting precautions, and working safely with asbestos, batteries, lead and other tools. Unit 3 - Introduction to Electrical Theory Within this unit students will learn about defining electrical theory, atomic theory, electrical power generation & distribution, electrical charge and current, and Ohm's law on current, resistance, and voltage, as well as basic schematics. Unit 4 - Resistive Circuits In this unit, students learn about resistors, using electrical measuring instruments, power equations, resistance in a series circuit, and resistance in a parallel circuit. Unit 5 - Introduction to the National Electrical Code This unit guides students through the national electrical code, the purpose & history of the NEC, navigating the NEC, wiring and protection, wiring methods and materials, and equipment and general use. This unit also guides students through special equipment, conditions, and systems. Unit 6 - Introduction to Device Boxes This unit discusses the introduction to device boxes, sizing device boxes, installing device boxes, NEC requirements for device boxes, and proper connections to device boxes. Unit 7 - Conduit Bending and Joining Students will gain the knowledge regarding conduit bending, hand bending equipment, conduit bending geometry, bending a 90 degree elbow, making offset bends, making saddle bends, and joining metallic conduits. Students will also gain the knowledge related to cutting, reaming and threading metal conduit, non-metallic sheathed cable, and bending PVC conduit. Unit 8 - Introduction to Raceways and Conduit Students begin this unit learning about defining conduits and raceways, metallic conduit, metallic conduit fittings, and identifying conduit and conduit body sizes, as well as seal fittings, fasteners and anchors to secure conduit. Students will also learn about wire ways, storing and handling raceways, and construction methods for raceways. Unit 9 - Conductors In this unit students will learn about conductors, including the concepts of sizing conductors, temperature limitations, conductor correction factors, conductor selection, grounded conductors, grounding conductors, and ungrounded conductors. Students will also be introduced to installing conductors in raceways, conduit fill, and preparing conductors for conduit installation. Unit 10 - Construction Drawings Within this unit students gain knowledge related to construction drawings, architectural scale & measuring tools, residential construction drawings, and commercial construction drawings. Additionally, students will learn about drafting lines, drawing symbols, analyzing drawings, power plan, lighting plan, and important details and diagrams. Unit 11 - The Residential Electrical Service This unit discusses introduction to service calculation, determine square footage of dwelling, required small appliance branch circuits, required laundry circuit, applying table 220.42, fastened in place appliances, and the clothes dryer & related calculations. This unit also discusses range calculations, heating & air conditioning loads, increasing the largest motor load, adding it all together for service size, sizing feeder conductors, determining neutral conductor size, the grounding electrode conductor, as well as sizing the load center after calculation, and grounding. Unit 12 - Wiring Principles Students will learn about installing boxes and conductor, installing single pole switch lights, installing three way switches and a light, installing three way and four way switches and a light, installing receptacles on dedicated circuits, installing receptacles on a lighting circuit, and installing switched receptacles on lighting circuits. Students will also gain knowledge related to installing GFCI receptacles & feed-thru devices, installing dryer circuits & range outlets, installing a doorbell system, installing a thermostat, and installing a ceiling fan circuit. Unit 13 - Electrical Service Installation In the concluding unit, students will learn about the introduction to the electrical service, installing the underground conduit system, installing the service meters, and installing the main panelboard. Students will also learn about installing the feeders, installing the grounding system, equipment bonding for system panelboards, and bringing it all together.

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