ELE 101 - Introduction to Electrical

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the electrical. Through structured classroom and hands-on skill building, the student will learn safety, basic electricity, Ohm's Law, basic electric circuits, meters and wire sizes. Group 2 course.

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Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies

Placement in MTH 111 or higher, or co-enrollment in the appropriate developmental Math course, placement into ENG 11/111 or higher or co-enrollment in the appropriate developmental English course.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Recall the fundamentals of electrical theory.
  • Explain safety on the construction site.
  • Recognize hand and power tools.
  • Identify electrical test equipment.
  • Describe the basics of electrical circuitry.
  • Show proper use of hand tools.
  • Demonstrate proper job-site safety.
  • Calculate the electrical elements of basic circuit wiring.
  • Recognize advanced applications.
  • Distinguish how electricity works in a variety of applications.
Human Dimension:
  • Estimate the amount of electricity consumed on a daily basis and how it impacts people's lives.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Recognize the unseen power behind everything we use.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Judge the efficient use of electricity in daily applications.