Through structured classroom and hands-on skill building, the student will learn general information for electrical installations in the residential field to include: electrical symbols and outlets, determining the required number of lighting and receptacle outlets, conductor sizing and connections, switch control, bonding/grounding, ground-fault circuit interrupters and similar devices, and begin calculations for wiring various rooms in a common residential building. Group 2 course
Required Prerequisites ELE 101
or EET 103
or HVA 101
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Cite the fundamentals of residential wiring.
- Identify the grounding of electrical circuits.
- Explain the value of the AFCI/GFCI in homes.
- Relate the importance of proper wire sizing.
- Demonstrate proper wiring techniques.
- Calculate load values.
- Solve circuit sizing properly.
- Design a residential wiring layout.
- Students will evaluate their own house wiring.
- Students will distinguish potential for advanced residential wiring.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Collaborate with others, particularly other trades.
- Identify what electricians do on a daily basis.
- Judge the need, by our society, for electricity.
Learning How to Learn:
- Estimate the value of layout and proper circuiting of electrical components in a house.
- Identify practical home wiring methods.