ELE 105 - Beg Residential Electrical

Course Description

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

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Required Prerequisites

ELE 101 or EET 103 or HVA 101

Course Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
Human Dimension:
  • Collaborate with others, particularly other trades.
  • Identify what electricians do on a daily basis.
  • Judge the need, by our society, for electricity.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Estimate the value of layout and proper circuiting of electrical components in a house.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Identify practical home wiring methods.